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Razia Sadik

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D. in College Teaching in Art Education. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Dissertation: The Art Institution as a Site for Cultural Production in Pakistan: A Performative Reflexive Analysis of the Practices of Three Contemporary Artist-Teachers. (Dissertation Sponsor: Dr. John Baldacchino)(2011)


M.A. with Distinction in Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, United Kingdom. (1999)


Post Graduate Diploma in Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, United Kingdom. (1998)


Bachelor of Design (B.Des.) in Textile and Fiber Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. (1996)

Scholarly Interests

Pedagogy of art teachers and artists at the university level, transformative learning, adult learning, mentoring practices and leadership in professional art schools; global perspectives on critical curation of contemporary art; performativity; reflexive, indigenous and arts-based research methodologies.

Selected Publications


2012   Sadik, R.( 2012) The Artist as His Own Scholarly Apprentice: Narratives of process and inquiry in Rashid Rana’s art practice. Exhibition catalog for the Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi. (in press)


2010   Sadik, R. Digital Tessellations: Interpretive and Intentional Conundrums in the Art of Rashid Rana. Sohbet, Journal of Contemporary Arts and Culture. 1, (1). Lahore: Research & Publication Center, National College of Arts/Oneninetwo Press.


2010   Sadik, R. Commentaries on the artworks of two emerging Pakistani women artists Unum Babar and Ferwa Ibrahim, in Resemble-Reassemble - Contemporary Art from Pakistan, an exhibition of Pakistani contemporary art from the private collection of Lekha and Anupam Poddar, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India, January 17 – May 10, 2010. New Delhi: Devi Art Foundation Press.


2009   Sadik, R. (Ed.) Chronology of Historical and Art Events in Pakistan 1947-2008 in exhibition monograph for Hanging Fire - Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society Museum, New York, September 2009 - January 2010. New York: Asia Society Museum and Yale University Press.


Under Review

 Sadik, R. The artist-teacher as a site of pedagogy: A self-reflexive analysis of contemporary art education in Pakistan

Sadik, R. Curriculum conceptualization as an art-based research problem within a pre-service art curriculum design course 

Sadik, R. Not impArting the fragrance of curry: Pedagogic metaphors in the art of Huma Mulji

Sadik, R. Performative Reflexivity: An Emancipatory Methodology for the Pedagogy of Art Practice