ArtForum Nov 2017:  “Review: Here; Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists”, Murtaza Vali (print and online).
Globe and Mail Sept 2017: “Aga Khan Museum Review: Bringing the Hyphen to the Nation”, Kate Taylor
Toronto Star July 30 2017: “Another Take on Canada at the Aga Khan Museum”, Murray Whyte
Canadian Art July 20 2017 “What Makes a Canadian Artist?”, Leah Sandals


Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool Hope University
Destroyed by Shadows
28 Feb – 13 Apr 2018
Dominic Beattie, John Bunker, Neil Gall, Peter Lamb, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Harland Miller, Selma Parlour, DJ Simpson, Michael Stubbs, Shaan Syed, Clare Woods, Vicky Wright.


SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York
6-12 March 2018
Norte Maar curates Kanad Chakrabarti, Oliver Evans, Sarah Pettitt, Robert Raphael, Robert Rivers, Shaan Syed, Audra Wolowiec.

Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
23 July 2017 – 7 Jan 2018
Curated by Swapnaa Tamhane
Abbas Akhavan, Brette Gabel, Derya Akay, Elizabeth Zvonar, Eshrat Erfanian, Harkeerat Mangat, Jamelie Hassan, Jaret Vadera, Khan Lee, Nadia Myre, Nep Sidhu, Nujalia Ouvianaqtuliaq, Osheen Harruthoonvan, Sameer Farooq, Dorothea Rockburne, Shaan Syed, Sharlene Baboat, Sukaina Kubbah


Bemis Centre for the Arts
International Residency Program
Omaha, Nebraska
May – Aug 2018


Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences Journal
Volume 26 Spring/Summer 2017, University of California at Berkeley / Duke University Press
“The Commerce of Anonymity”
John Paul Ricco
, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, Media Theory, and Criticism, University of Toronto.
Centered around The Andrew Project (2010-13), by artist Shaan Syed, this paper is an extended theoretical meditation on the politics and ethics of the name, drawing, the portrait, anonymity, the signature, loss and its impossible commemoration.