Iftikhar Dadi


Iftikhar Dadi and Elizabeth Dadi have collaborated in their art practice for two decades. Their work investigates the salience of popular media in the construction of memory, borders and identity in contemporary globalization, and the potential of creative resilience in urban informalities. Their projects are frequently realized in large-scale installations and have been exhibited at the 24th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; Third Asia-Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, Australia; Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Miami Art Museum; Queens Museum of Art, New York; and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Iftikhar Dadi received his Ph.D. from Cornell University. He is an associate professor at Cornell in the Department of History of Art, and also served as chair of the Department of Art (2010–14). Elizabeth Dadi received her B.F.A. from San Francisco Art Institute.

Iftikhar Dadi is the author of Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). He has edited Anwar Jalal Shemza (Ridinghouse, 2015); co-edited Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space (with Hammad Nasar) (Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, 2012); and co-edited Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading (Salah Hassan) (NAi Publishers, 2001).

Curatorial projects include Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space (with Hammad Nasar and Nada Raza) at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (2012), & Nasher Museum, Duke University (2013-14); and Unpacking Europe (with Salah Hassan) at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2001-2002).

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