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Shahzia 2023

Institute Event: Shahzia Sikander, Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence

Join us for a conversation featuring Shahzia Sikander, the new Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence.


Shahzia is a visual artist who works across various mediums, including drawing, painting, printmaking, animation, installation, performance, and video. Her recent work includes the animation Reckoning, which unfolded across the screens of Times Square every night at midnight in September 2023. Her forthcoming project with the Moynihan Train Hall Public Art Program will feature her animation Singing Suns, displayed across screens in Penn Station’s Moynihan Train Hall from November 2023 to January 2024. Additionally, a survey exhibition of Shahzia’s work will be organized in 2024 by the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cincinnati Art Museum.


At ZI, Shahzia will engage with artists and scientists in interdisciplinary pursuits to gain a deeper understanding of the mind and brain. She will collaborate with faculty host Charles Zuker, PhD, to establish meaningful connections with the Institute’s ongoing research initiatives and interact with members of the broader community. Together, they will explore the intersections of visual art and neuroscience, delving into areas such as perception, temporality, and sensory experiences to unravel the fascinating convergences between these two fields. You can read more about Shahzia, her work, and the artist-in-residence program here.


Monday, December 11, 2023

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Reception to follow

This event is open to the ZI community and affiliates

December 11th, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)



Shahzia Sikander’s residency is hosted by Charles Zuker, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of neuroscience, principal investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

This program is made possible with the generous support of Alan Kanzer. Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Zuckerman Institute are grateful to Mr. Kanzer for his generosity and commitment to fostering interactions between the arts and neuroscience.


Dec 11 2023


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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