Sadia Shirazi is a writer, architect and independent curator. In her transdisciplinary practice she works as designer, architect, facilitator, collector, archivist, and curator, creating infrastructures for reproduction and sociality that reconsider questions of value, capture and exchange.
Her work has been shown internationally at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale and Performance Space New York. Recent curatorial projects include welcome to what we took from is the state (The Queens Museum, New York, 2016), 230 MB / Exhibition Without Objects (Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, 2013), 136 MB / Exhibition Without Objects (The Drawing Room, Lahore, 2012), and Foreclosed. Between Crisis and Possibility (The Kitchen, New York, 2011).
Shirazi was a Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program (ISP), an artist-in-residence at Clark House Initiative in Bombay (2017), Yaddo (2016) and the Art & Law Program (2015) in New York.
Shirazi has presented her work and led workshops at Cambridge University, The New School, New York University, Beaconhouse National University, National College of the Arts, and Lahore University of Management Sciences. Her writing has been published in Art Forum, Bidoun, C Magazine, ArteEast, The Funambulist and Jadaliyya.
Shirazi holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MArch from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at Cornell University and teaches at The Cooper Union and The New School in New York. Shirazi joined the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program (ISP) as the Instructor for Curatorial Studies in September 2018.