Atif Sheikh

Gallery Co-FounderCurator

Atif Sheikh is co-founder of 12G (Twelve Gates Arts) and resident curator. Sheikh orchestrated the first 12G experimental video art festival in 2015. He is working towards an MA in Liberal Arts with focus on Museum Studies, Art History, and Non-Profit Administration from the University of Pennsylvania (2016). He earned his BA from the University of Rochester (1996).

List of Curatorial Work

Director of Twelve Gates Arts (April 09 – present)

“Lived Experiences” Twelve Gates Arts (May 19 - June 14, 2016)

Experimental Video Art - 2nd EditionAsian Arts Initiative (June 10, 2016)

“perform(art)ive by 12G” Drexel University Westphal College of Art + Design (Oct 25, 2015)

“12Gates Video Art Fest” Drexel University Westphal College of Art + Design (Feb 28, 2015)

Juneer Kibria - "Presence' Tense" Twelve Gates Arts (Dec 5, 2014 - Jan 17, 2015)

alternative narratives of history and exploration of memory through art (2012 - ongoing)

“Cinephiliac- Art Transcending Technology & Motion” Twelve Gates Arts (Nov 1-Dec 15, 2013)

“Not so black & white” Slick Art Fair, Paris (October 21 - 24, 2010)