Shahzia Sikander (born in 1969, Lahore, Pakistan) received her BFA in 1991 from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Selected solo exhibitions: Parallax, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao (2015); Shahzia Sikander, Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs (2015); Shahzia Sikander: Parallax, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen (2014); Parallax, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2013); The Last Post, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio (2012); The Fertile Crescent at Douglas Library, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (2012); Shahzia Sikander: Sift, Rift, Drip, Shift, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., NY (2011); The Exploding Company Man and Other Abstractions, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA (2011); Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston (2011); Shahzia Sikander: Prolonged Exposure to Agitation, Valentina Bonomo Rome (2010); I am also not my own enemy, Pilar Corrias, London (2009); Authority as Approximation, Para/Site, Hong Kong (2009); Shahzia Sikander Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, NY (2009); Interstitial: 24 Faces and the 25th Frame, Daadgalerie, Berlin (2008); Shahzia Sikander, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); Shahzia Sikander, Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2006); 51 Ways of Looking, Brent Sikkema, New York (2005); Shahzia Sikander: Flip Flop, The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2004). Shahzia Sikander has participated in more than 100 group exhibitions. Her works were exhibited in the following exhibition spaces as Centro García Lorca, Madrid and La Huerta de San Vincente, Granada; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Perez Art Museum, Miami; Singapore Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; James Cohen Gallery, New York; Triennale Bovisa, Milan; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Sikander has been the recipient of numerous awards, grants and fellowships. Her works are kept in the public collections of more than 30 museums and foundations all over the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Fukuoka Art Museum, Fukuoka. She lives and works in New York.