ArtForum Nov 2017:  “Review: Here; Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists”, Murtaza Vali (in print and online).

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Aga Khan Museum
, Toronto
23 July 2017 – 1 Jan 2018
Here
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, Shaan Syed, Sharlene Baboat, Sukaina Kubbah

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Art Encounters Biennial, Timisoara Romania
with BALAMUC (as part of Dan Perjovschi’s Zines)
28 Sept – 05 Nov 2017

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Bodrum Biennial, Turkey
1 Oct – 1 Nov 2017
with Sumer Erek’s The Need to Doodle

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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.

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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.

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