Sadia Shirazi is an independent curator, writer and architect. In her transdisciplinary practice she works as a facilitator, organizer, conservator, caretaker, archivist, architect and curator, creating infrastructures for reproduction and sociality that reconsider questions of value, capture and exchange. Shirazi is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at Cornell University and teaches at The New School in New York.
Shirazi has lectured and led workshops at Cambridge University, The New School, New York University, Beaconhouse National University and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). She has written essays on art, architecture, space and politics for magazines and journals including art forum, C magazine, Bidoun, Jadaliyya, the Sarai Reader, Independent Curators International (ICI) and The Funambulist. Recent curatorial projects include welcome to what we took from is the state at The Queens Museum, New York (2016), 230 MB / Exhibition Without Objects at Khoj International Artists’ Association in New Delhi (2013), 136 MB / Exhibition Without Objects at The Drawing Room in Lahore (2012), and Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility at The Kitchen in New York (2011).
Shirazi was artist-in-residence at Clark House Initiative in Bombay (2017), and Yaddo (2016) and the Art & Law Program (2015) in New York. She is an alumnus of the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program (ISP). She earned a MArch from MIT and BA from the University of Chicago.