Shahzia Sikander at Jesus College – Symposium

To accompany the exhibition Shahzia Sikander: Unbound in its West Court Gallery, Jesus College is pleased to present an in-person and online symposium exploring the artistic practice of Shahzia Sikander.

The symposium will take place on Friday 11 February (1-5pm) and Saturday 12 February (10am-2pm). Register to the event for more information on the programme and the speakers.

Speakers and Participants: 

Faisal Devji, Professor of Indian History, University of Oxford, St Antony’s College – Victor Ehikhamenor, artist – Gayatri Gopinath, Professor; Director of the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, New York University – Dan Hicks, Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford – Bhanu Kapil, Poet – Aparna Kumar, Lecturer in Art and Visual Cultures of the Global South, University College London – Glenn Lowry, The David Rockefeller Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York – Alyce Mahon, Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge – Denis Maksimov FRSA, Curator – Dorothy Price, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture, The Courtauld Institute of Art – Alex Dika Seggerman, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-Newark.


Jessica Berenbeim, Fellow and Curator, Jesus College, Cambridge – Vivek Gupta, Postdoctoral Associate, Centre of Islamic Studies and Jesus College, Cambridge – Taushif Kara, Postdoctoral Associate, Centre of Islamic Studies and Jesus College, Cambridge – Siddharth Soni, Isaac Newton Trust Fellow, Faculty of English and Jesus College, Cambridge.

Shahzia Sikander: Unbound In the search for an answer to the question “Can decolonisation entail forms of intimacy?” the exhibition, that focuses on the earlier and more recent works of Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander, has been on display in the West Court Gallery at Jesus College, Cambridge. The exhibition unfolds over two terms, Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022, and involves several public outreach programmes and a scholarly symposium held at the Frankopan Hall. Unbound is supported by the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge, the Pilar Corrias Gallery and the Bagri Foundation, London. It is curated by Dr Vivek Gupta, Postdoctoral Associate in Islamic Art, with the assistance of History of Art students. 

Read more about the project here.


Feb 11 2021 - Feb 12 2022



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