Born Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
BA, BFA, Painting and Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
30 / 60 / 90, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, India
Soft Brutalism: A Project for the Utah Biennial, dual exhibition with Matthew Antezzo, curated by Aaron Moulton, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
Radiant Lines, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
Object Anxiety, Scaramouche, New York
Paper to Monument, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Jihad Pop, Bose Pacia, New York
The Black Star, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Radical Terrain, curated by Beth Citron, Rubin Museum of Art, New York,
Lines of Control, Green Cardamom Project, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Intersections on Paper, Sherin Najjar Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Brute Ornament, bi-solo exhibition with Kamrooz Aram, curated by Murtaza Vali, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Positions, curated by Marion Wild, GBG Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Drawing 2011, Biennial, Drawing Room, London, UK
Drawn from Life, Green Cardamom Project, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria, UK
Manual for Treason, Artist projects, Sharjah Biennial X publication, edited by Murtaza Vali
Eccentric Architecture, curated by Hitomi Iwasaki, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
20/20: Envisioning the Future, Above Second, Hong Kong, China
Uber Wut / On Rage, curated by Valerie Smith, Susan Stemmler and Cordula Hamschmidt, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Germany
Spiral Jetty, curated by Peter Nagy, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Alternative Cartographies, Headlands Center for the Arts Project Space, Sausilito, CA
Herd Thinner, curated by David Hunt, Charest Weinberg, Miami, FL
Public Access Collective: Art/Culture/ Ideas. Projects for a small world,
Artist projects: curated by Gregory Burke, The Power Plant and Christine Davis
Group exhibition, Nature Morte, Berlin, Germany
How Nations are Made, curated by Hammad Nasar, Green Cardamom project, Cartwright Hall, UK
The Last Sessions, curated by Jan van Woensel, Flemish Cultural Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jameel prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K. Traveling through 2011 to: The National Museum, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, The National Museum, Damascus, Beiteddine Palace, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, UAE, Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, La Villa des Arts, Casablanca, Morocco
Bad Moon Rising, curated by Jan van Woensel, Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium
Lines of Control, curated by Hammad Nasar Third Line gallery, Dubai, U.A.E, VM gallery, Karachi, Pakistan and Green Cardamom, London
Infinite Possibilities, curated by Eric Heist and Michael Waugh, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY
The Labyrinth Wall: From Mythology to Reality, curated by Jeanette Ingberman and Papo Colo, Exit Art, New York
FIAC, Grand Palais & Louvre, Paris, France
Sub-Architecture Continental, Galerie Alain le Gaillard, Paris, France
Empire and Its Discontents, curated by Amy Schlegel and Rhonda Saad, Tufts University at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
The Gift: New Acquisitions, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
21: Selections of Contemporary Art, curated by Eugenie Tsai and Patrick Amsellem, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Space, curated by Hammad Nasar, Green Cardamom, London, UK
NY/LA, curated by Barry Keldoulis, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
Generation 1.5, curated by Tom Finkelpearl and Valerie Smith, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Art Basel Miami Beach, Bose Pacia and Nature Morte, Miami, FL
New Art Dealers Alliance, Momenta Art, Miami, FL
Summertime, Gallery Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Group Exhibition, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
Zeichnunge: Conceptual and Concrete Drawings, Gallery Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Art Dubai, Bose Pacia and Nature Morte, Dubai, UAE
Armory, Bose Pacia and Nature Morte, New York
The Devotee Exhausts the Forces of Activity, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia
Changing Climate, Abrons Art Center, New York
In a State of Emergency: Women, War and the Politics of Urban Survival, curated by Derrick Adams, Arshiya Lokhandwala and Uzma Rizvi, South Asian Womens Creative Collective, New York
Liverpool Biennial: The Independents, International Digital Art, Liverpool, UK
Fatal Love: Radical political art from South Asia, Queen’s Museum of Art, Queens, NY
29th Small Works Exhibition, Washington Square East Gallery, New York
ARTIST LECTURES, RESIDENCIES, AND AWARD NOMINATIONS
Below Another Sky, Scottish Print Network residency; Glasgow Print Studio
Asia Art Archive; Unpacking Global: Abstraction.
Byron Kim, Seher Shah and Wang Gangle. Moderated by Joan Kee, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Michigan.
The Drawing Center and the Stuckeman School of Architecture: WWW Drawing Symposium, invitational panel representing diverse positions with regard to contemporary drawing and its evolution in a digital age, The Drawing Center, NY.
New Agency in Drawing, Panel Discussing the Intersection of Art and Architecture, The Jones Center, AMOA-Arthouse, Austin, TX, Kory Beig, Igor Siddiqui, Seher Shah and Eric Zimmerman. Moderated by Rachel Adams, Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs.
Artists on Art, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, N.Y.
Khoj International Artists Association, Kanu Agrawal, architect and urban theorist, and Seher Shah, artist; Landscape Proposals. A conversation based on 230MB/ Exhibition without Objects, New Delhi, India.
Duke University, Artist lecture, Durham, North Carolina, Borderworks Residency, Duke University.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artist lecture for the Arab Lands, New York.
City University of New York at Lehman College, Seminar in Contemporary Art, Visiting artist, New York.
Panel discussion with artists Trevor Paglen and Michael Rakowitz for the exhibition “Taking Sides,” hosted by Paddle 8 and Lombard-Fried Projects
Headlands Center for the Arts, Project Space Residency, Sausilito, CA
Persol project, Film and catalogue, Milan, Italy
Skateistan, Afghanistan school fundraiser, skateboard design, New York
Rolex Mentor & Protege Arts Initiative, Nominated for Initiative program, Geneva, Switzerland
Printed Matter: Nominated for Artist printed matter award, New York
Cue Arts Foundation: Artist talk with Zarina Hashmi & Seher Shah, New York
Victoria & Albert Museum: Jameel prize artist talk, London. U.K.
Brooklyn Museum, Artist Lecture Series, Brooklyn. NY
Exit Art, Benefit auction, New York
Momenta Art, Benefit auction, New York
Headlands Center for the Arts, Benefit auction, Sausilito, CA
Bose Pacia gallery: Artist talk with Eugenie Tsai, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, New York
SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
Mehta, Kaiwan, "Drawing Allegories", Domus, March
Nagree, Zeenat, "Seher Shah, Critic’s Pick", Artforum, January
Desai, Phalguni, "Intangible Blueprints", Time Out Mumbai, January
Akhtar, Asif, "Object Anxiety", Naked Punch, January
Kelkar Guari, "The Space Time Continuum", Architectural Digest, January
Sorabjee, Deepika, "Falling into Line", Live Mint, Wall Street Journal, December
Savlani, Sonam, "Fine Lines", Elle Magazine, December
Breese, Josephine, "Lines that Bind", The Herald, September
Adams, Rachel, Texas Architect, "Seher Shah’s Constructed Landscapes", July/ August.
Conrad, Josh, Pastelegram, "Seher Shah:Constructed Landscapes", July.
Sigal, Lisa, "The Drawing Center, The Bottom Line", Seher Shah, June.
Irwin, Matthew, "Constructed Landscapes", The Austin Chronicle, June.
Irwin, Matthew, "Public and Private Space at the Jones Center", Glasstire, June.
Shahan, Susan, "Constructed Landscapes", Glasstire, June.
Würful, Carolin, "Paper Monuments", Baumeister, Das Architektur magazin, May.
"Vitamin D2, New Perspectives in Drawing", Phaidon Press, May
Brooks, Katherine, "10 International Artists to Watch in 2013", Huffington Post, January
Bakirathi Mani, “Archives of Empire: Seher Shah’s Geometric Landscapes and the Spectacle of Force,” Social Text 108, Fall
Howard Halle, “Your guide to Lower East Side shows: Seher Shah, ‘Object Anxiety,’” Time Out New York, September 8 – 14
‘UBER WUT/ ON RAGE’, Exhibition publication, Curated by Valerie Smith, Susan Stemmler and Cordula Hamschmidt, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, April
Karen Kurczynski, “Drawing is the New Painting,” Art Journal, Spring
Jyoti Dhar, “Monuments of the Mind,” Art Asia Pacific, Issue 74, July/August
Online Studio Visit, Art Asia Pacific, July
Bakirathi Mani, “Archives of Empire: Seher Shah’s Geometric Landscapes and the
Spectacle of Force,” Social Text, Duke and Columbia University, October
Alexander Keefe, “Superior Firepower for now: Seher Shah’s Black-light Landscapes,” Take on Art, January
“Seher Shah,” Whitewall Magazine, February
Meera Menezes, “Assembling Authority, Structuring Power,” Arts India Magazine, March
Alexandra A. Seno, “Great Female Artists,” Newsweek, August
Hammad Nasar, forward to exhibition catalog, Lines of Control, February
Sophia Money-Coutts, “Aligning the Debate,” The National, February
Eliza Williams, “Lines of Control” Frieze, March
“Armory Selects,” Interview Magazine, March
Generation 1.5, exhibition publication, Queens Museum of Art, June
Himanshu Bhagat, “Live Mint, Mind over Matter: review of ‘Paper to Monument.’” The Wall Street Journal, December
Natasha Bharuah, “Monuments in Paper,” Artslant, December
“Herd Thinner,” Whitewall Magazine, December
Yaelle Amir, “Jihad Pop,” Art US, Issue No. 21, January
“Emerging Artists of 2007,” Frieze, Issue 112, January
Tom Finkelpearl and Peter Nagy,essay and interview, Jihad Pop, exhibition catalogue, March
Drawing Space, exhibition catalogue, Green Cardamom, July
Amy Schlegal, “Foreward,” Empire and its Discontents, Tufts University exhibition catalogue, September
Mari Dumett, “Empire and its Discontents,” Art Papers, November
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Deutsche Bank Art Contemporary
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art /Hallen fur Neue Kunst, Schauffhausen, Switzerland
The Progressive Collection
Alter Hall Art Collection, Temple University, Philadelphia
Queens Museum of Art, New York
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (T-B A21), Vienna, Austria