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Sadia Shirazi

Ph.D. Student in History of Art


Sadia Shirazi is a doctoral candidate whose research focuses on modern and contemporary art. She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MArch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Shirazi’s dissertation examines translation, untranslatability and withdrawal in global art practices of abstraction that draw from architecture, new media and conceptualism. Her research interests include Architecture and Urbanism, New Media, Translation Theory, Postcolonial Theory, Gender Theory, Black Critical Theory and Performance Studies. She is a recipient of the Junior Fellowship from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, a Fulbright Scholarship, and Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships. Shirazi was an artist-inresidence at Yaddo and the Art & Law Program, and a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Shirazi has presented her work at Cambridge University and her writing has been published by Art Forum, Independent Curators International (ICI), ArteEast, Bidoun, Jadaliyya and The Funambulist. Recent curatorial projects include welcome to what we took from is the state (2016) at The Queens Museum in New York, 230 MB / Exhibition Without Objects (2013) at Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi, and Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility (2011) at The Kitchen in New York City.


  • History of Art and Visual Studies