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Sadia Shirazi


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. She was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Her dissertation examines translation, untranslatability and withdrawal in global art practices that draw from architecture, abstraction and conceptualism. Her research interests include Theories of Translation, Architecture and Urbanism, Postcolonial Theory, Black Critical Theory, Gender Theory and Performance Studies. She has received a Fulbright Scholarship (2016-17), Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (2014-2016) and was an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and the Art & Law Program in New York. Shirazi has presented her work at Cambridge University and her writing has been commissioned by Independent Curators International (ICI), ArteEast, and Bidoun. 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