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Atif Sheikh

Atif Sheikh is co-founder of 12Gates Arts and resident curator. Atif orchestrated and curates the annual 12G experimental video art festival, the pilot performance art biennial in Philadelphia, "perform[art]ive", and has curated other art exhibitions such as "Not so black & white" 2010, "Cinephiliac" 2013, Lived Experiences 2016, Masterminding Our Ordered Rage 2017, and an ongoing project called "alternative narratives of history and exploration of memory through art". The common thread through these and other projects undertaken by Atif is community engagement with social change through art. Atifhas a Master's degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Non-Profit Administration and Art History from University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics/Computer Science and Economics from University of Rochester.

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