One of the most talented young painters in New York is a woman named Shahzia Sikander. Named one of 20 “Artists for the New Millenium” by the New York Times, Shahzia has a new show coming up at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut. “I am very excited about it. There is a live performance too (a collaboration between dancer Sharmilla Desai and myself) at 5pm,” says Shahzia in an email.
Look at some of Shahzia’s work here and here.
There’s more about the show here, and more about Shahzia here, and a conversation between Shahzia and Homi K. Bhabha can be found here. Oh, and here is an interview of Shahzia and Nilima Sheikh by Vishakha N. Desai of the Asia Society.