Nilima Sheikh (b. 1945, New Delhi, India) studied history at the Delhi University as an undergraduate and painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda for her Master’s degree. She uses traditional painting methods to create images of an often tragic and ruthless reality. Sheikh will discuss her works around Kashmir, which are on exhibit at the Art Institute Chicago from March 8–May 18, 2014. The title of her March 14th talk, "Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams,” is a quote from the work of Kashmiri poet, Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001).
This program is organized by the Center for South Asian Studies with support from the U-M LSA Theme Semester and co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, and History of Art.