NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named visual artist Zarina Hashmi as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2017-18 academic year—a role that will include an exhibition (“Zarina: Dark Roads") and a related panel discussion.
NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute has named visual artist Zarina Hashmi as its Artist-in-Residence for the 2017-18 academic year—a role that will include an exhibition (“Zarina: Dark Roads,” Oct. 5, 2017-Feb. 2, 2018) and a related panel discussion (Nov. 1).
Zarina, who was born in Aligarh, India in 1937 and currently lives and works in New York, adopts the recurring themes of home, displacement, borders, refugees, and memory. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential. While it tends towards minimalism, its starkness is tempered by both texture and materiality.
Fall Artist-in-Residence events
All events are free and open to the public. To RSVP for the Oct. 5 and Nov. 1 events, please call 212.992.9653 or visit apa.nyu.edu/events. Subways: R, W (8th St.), A, C, E, B, D, F, M (W. 4th St.)
Thursday, October 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
“Zarina: Dark Roads” (exhibition opening & artist-in-residence welcome)
Location: A/P/A Institute, 8 Washington Mews, Gallery (between 5th Avenue and University Place)
Friday, Oct. 6-Friday, February 2, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
“Zarina: Dark Roads” (exhibition)
The exhibition will be on view Fri., Oct. 6, 2017 through Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Please visit apa.nyu.edu to plan your visit.
Wednesday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.
A Panel Discussion on “Zarina: Dark Roads”
Location: NYU Silver Center, Hemmerdinger Hall, 31 Washington Place (between University Place and Greene Street), 1st floor
A discussion with Zarina on the significance of her body of work, framed within the context of the 70th anniversary of the Partition of India and and current refugee and border crises.
Zarina has exhibited at numerous venues internationally including representing India at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Her retrospective exhibition entitled Zarina: Paper Like Skin was presented at the Hammer Museum in 2012, and at the Guggenheim Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern, Hammer Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Menil Collection.
Artists-in-Residence are invited to bring their notoriety, artistic work, and history of involvement with the Asian/Pacific American community to NYU. Artists-in-Residence use their time at A/P/A to create important new work, artistic retrospectives, forums, or conferences. Scholars, fellow artists, and community members familiar or new to the artists’ work, gain a unique opportunity to engage with the Artists-in-Residence within a university setting.