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SHEKAIBA


Photography Exhibitions

2008

Chinoiserie and other follies. The Thomas Hunter Project Space at Hunter College, New York, New York

2006

Eyes On Me: Portraits of Muslim Women. Gruss Center for Visual Arts, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

2003

Solo Exhibition. Photographs: 1995-2002, Tribes Gallery, New York, New York

The Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, Theater for the New City, New York, New York

East From Here, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, New York

2002

Solo Exhibition. Recent Photographs, Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library, Bronxville, New York

Solo Exhibition. Women of Afghanistan Unveiled, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

The Art of Love, Gallery Arts India, New York, New York

Reflections at a Time of Transformation, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, New York, New York

2001

Sufi and Muslim Artists Create Understanding through Art, AE Gallery, East Hampton, New York

Afghan-American Artists, Tribes Gallery, New York, New York

Invited Artists, Graphic Eye Gallery, Port Washington, New York

1997

America’s Cultures: Memories, Personal Histories and Identity, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York

1996

America’s Cultures: Memories, Personal Histories and Identity, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York

1995

Juried Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York

Personal Journey, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, State University of New York College at Old Westbury, New York


Artist Lectures and Panel Discussions

2009

Artist Talk, La Guardia Community College, Queens, New York

2007

Artist Talk, Teacher College, Columbia University, New York

Artists Talk on Art, The School of Visual Arts, New York

2006

Crossing The BLVD, University of Maine at Bangor

Crossing The BLVD, Queens College, New York

2004

Artist Talk, City University of New York,  Hunter College, New York

Afghan Women, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

Crossing The BLVD, Immigration Old and New, Queens Museum of Art, New York

2003

Artist Talk, State University of New York College at Old Westbury,  New York

Women, Ethnicity and Conflict, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

Women’s Mosaic, SOHO Grand Hotel, New York

2002

Exploring Islamic Art, Long Island University, C.W. Post, Old Westbury, New York

Beyond the Burqa, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York

Artist Talk, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut

Artist Talk, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York

Women in Afghanistan: Past, Present and Future, The New York Hadassah, , New York

Artist Talk, American Museum of Natural History,  New York

2001

Afghanistan After the Taliban, American Jewish Congress, New York

America’s Middle East Foreign Policy, Charas Art Center, New York

2000

Beyond My Veil and Yours, LL Gallery, New York

Feminist Expo 2000, Baltimore, Maryland

Shekaiba Wakili Bennett is a documentary photographer. Ms. Wakili received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts from State University of New York, College at Old Westbury, and a Master of Arts in Education from Teachers College Columbia University. She holds a Permanent Teacher’s Certification in Art Education K-12th grades. Ms. Wakili has taught in high schools in New York City, Long Island, and has been a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities. She is an actively-exhibited photographer, whose work has appeared in art galleries and museums, including the American Museum of Natural History, Tribes Gallery, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Gruss Center for Visual Arts, Gallery Arts India, Graphic Eye Gallery, etc. Ms. Wakili's work has also been featured in publications and media such as The New York Times, Newsday, NY ARTS, PBS, Town & Country Magazine, and several books. 

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