A collaboration between Columbia's Zuckerman Institute and School of the Arts, the Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence program enables visual artists opportunities to collaborate both formally and informally with scientists studying the brain, the senses, perception, learning and memory, and promotes engagement across the Institute and the surrounding community.
The 2023 Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence is painter Shahzia Sikander. In her role, Sikander will engage with artists and scientists in interdisciplinary pursuit to gain a deeper understanding of the mind and brain. She will work with a faculty host to define and achieve concrete outcomes, such as works of art that benefit her creative pursuit, Institute scientists and the community-at-large. By the end of the residency, Sikander, the scientists and members of the wider community will benefit from access to new knowledge and perspectives from these cross-disciplinary activities.