Asia Art Archive welcomed art historian and artist Iftikhar Dadi as our resident during summer 2014.
During the residency, Iftikhar Dadi (in collaboration with Elizabeth Dadi) created light sculptures for a new body of work sparked from neon signs permeating the Hong Kong skyline and culminating in an open studio presentation at Spring Workshop.
Iftikhar Dadi also gave a public talk on the role of artist-teachers in the development of art schools in South Asia, and helped shape Innovation Through Tradition, a two-day AAA workshop that speculated on the parallels between Chinese ink, Arabic calligraphy, and Indo-Persian miniature.
Iftikhar Dadi’s residency included a public talk on 14 July.
Iftikhar Dadi's residency is presented in partnership with Spring Workshop.
Iftikhar Dadi 現時為康乃爾大學藝術史系副教授和藝術系系主任。研究範疇涉獵後殖民理論、現代藝術、城市及流行文化，並以南亞及西亞為焦點。最近出版《穆斯林南亞的現代主義與藝術》(Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia，北卡羅來納大學出版社，2010；Munshiram Manoharlal出版社，2012)，於多本期刊發表論文，並以藝術家身份與Elizabeth Dadi合作，於世界各地展出作品。