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  • 9 Oct- 19 Dec, Anderson Ranch Art Center Fall 2024 Artists-in-Residence Program, SnowMass Village, CO
  • 18-20 Apr, Unbordered, Unbound, Artist Presentation/Practice, The Gund at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
  • 8 Apr, Artist Presentation/Practice for Carolyn Finney’s Class. Middlebury VT
  • 21 Feb – 3 Mar, Group Show, Women in The Book Arts: Mind, Memory, and Mycelium at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA Reception Friday, Feb 23, 5-8 pm
  • 31 Jan, Artist Presentation/Practice, Adriane Hermann Class, Ode to Taste, Maine College of Art, Portland ME


  • 1 Dec, Crafting Cuisine: A Celebration of Food and Art in South Asia with Andrea Gutierrez, Sarah K. Khan, Sylvia Houghteling, Deepa Reddy and Yael Rice. Friday, Dec 1, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street, Registration Required.
  • 16 Oct – 4 Nov, Residency at Women Studio Workshop, Kingston NY
  • 17 Aug – 7 Oct Solo Show, Pleasure and Defiance, Curated by Indigo Arts Alliance, Cove Streets Arts, Portland ME. More info about exhibit tours on 17 Aug,  1 Sep, 9 Sep, 7 Oct.
  • 31 Aug Pleasure and Defiance, Artist talk and conversation with Siddhartha Shah, Director Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, presented by Cove Street Arts/Indigo Arts Alliance, Portland ME.
  • 17 Aug Opening Reception, Solo Show, Pleasure and Defiance, Cove Street Arts, Portland ME, 5-7 PM.
  • 22 Jul Deconstructing the Boundaries: A Future of Land and Food Resilience. A one day symposium. Indigo Arts Alliance has assembled a curated panel of thought leaders and workshop presenters to discuss how Black and Brown communities have always held spiritual, traditional, and cultural relationships to the land. Via conversations, demonstrations and interactive workshops participants will experience and engage with multidisciplinary artists, cultural workers, and members of the local, national, and global community.
  • 3 Apr – 13 May The Women’s Studio WorkshopStudio Residency Grant, Kingston NY.
  • Jan-Mar Solo Show Prints from the Undisciplined Pleasures Vigilant Defiance Series 1&2, Edgewood College Art Gallery, Madison WI.
  • 27 Apr Center for Creative Photography presents an exciting series of conversations inspired by Linda McCartney’s work as both a photographer and an activist. Through lectures and panels with artists, curators, and entrepreneurs, the aim is to nurture meaningful discussions on pressing historical, cultural, and environmental issues globally through the lens of photography. Screening & Lecture with Dr. Sarah K. Khan, author, photographer, multi-media maker, and producer of Migrant Kitchens. Thursday, April 27, 5:30pm. This lecture will be held at the CCP Auditorium.
  • 20 Feb Present on multimedia work for Professor Carolyn Finney class, “The N Word: Nature Revisited” Middlebury College, Middlebury VT.
  • 1-8 Feb The Baldwin for the Arts Residency, Brewster NY.


  • 6 Sep – 16 Dec The Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
  • 10 Oct Present on my multimedia work for Professor Carolyn Finney class, “Conversation with Environmental Icons” Middlebury College, Middlebury VT.
  • 28 Aug Cookbook of Gestures is selected for 12G and PAAFF’s 4th Annual Contemporary Video Art Exhibition on August 28th, 2022. The Experimental Video Art Exhibition is a platform for South Asian (SA), Southwest Asian, and North African (SWANA) experimental video artists whose work stretches beyond the unconventional. The exhibition features short films that reorient dominant narratives; films that are positioned between what could be and what will be. At Twelve Gates Arts106 North 2nd StreetPhiladelphia, PA, 19106. Sunday 28 Aug 2022. Tickets.
  • 17 May blood/Labor/Liberation’s Laughter, Virtual Round Table:  4:30-6:30pm PST, Liberation Academy, Dance Mission Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • 28-29 Apr Curative Spaces Symposium, ArtHx, Princeton University, Princeton NJ. Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism presents our 2022 symposium: curative / spaces. Bringing together artists, curators, writers, organizers, and academics, curative / spaces offers a forum for the exploration of the relationships between race, space, and healthcare through the lens of art and design. Panelists will consider the many implications of these intersections while also reflecting upon their implications for communities’ access to resources, meanings about the body, and our understandings and conceptions of healthcare. curative / spaces is organized as a call for the imaginative redesign of processes of health injustice and the building of new practices of care together through art’s ability to transform society. Register for free.
  • 15 Apr Multi-sensory Print-making Workshop, for ArtHx Artist-in-Residence, Lewis Arts Center, Visual Arts, Princeton University.
  • 31 Mar Class Presentation on “Undisciplined Pleasures, Vigilant Defiance 1.0, 2.0, and beyond.” Professor Yael Rice, Art History, Amherst College, Amherst MA.
  • 16 Mar Class presentation on food and culture bodies of work that include films, photography, and prints. For Professor-Artist Adriane Herman’s class: “Be Fruitful and Multiple: The Well-Fed Artist,” Maine College of Art, Portland ME.
  • 1 Mar Guest Conversation about “Undisciplined Pleasures…” Bodies of Work for Professor Anna Arabindan-Kesson and her “Pathologies of Difference: Art, Medicine and Race in the British Empire,” Art  Archeology Dept., Princeton University.
  • 24 Feb “Environmental and Earth Narratives, How to Belong?” Presentation for the Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series, Environmental Studies Program at Middlebury College, Middlebury VT.
  • 17-19 Feb Presentation of “Undisciplined Pleasures…” for Black Portraiture[s] VII: Play & Performance, Rutgers Univeristy, Newark NJ.
  • 1 Oct 21 – 1 Jun 22 Artist in Residence, Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.


  • 1 Oct 21 – 1 Jun 22 Artist in Residence, Art Hx, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
  • 16 Dec Individual Conversations/Critiques with Senior Fiber Students for Professors Annet Cowenberg and Chrissy Day, Co-Instructors, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD.
  • 9 Dec Kitchen Table Conversation: We need to talk about… Street Food! Oxford Symposium on Food 6PM GMT.
  • 8 Nov Present on my multimedia work for Professor Carolyn Finney “What Does Race Have to do With It? Conversations With Environmental Icons & Others,” Middlebury College, Middlebury VT.
  • 4 Nov Discussant/present for “Grant Writing for Social Change,” Wheaton College, Norton MA.
  • 22-23 Oct Pass the Mic! Create. Curate. Care. “Undisciplined Pleasures, Vigilant Defiance: A practice of love and care and process,” Visiting Artists Program, Wheaton College, Norton MA.
  • 26 Aug “Outside the Kitchen: The Craft of Foods and Ways” Part of the Haystack School of Craft Summer Online and Free Programs. Link to recorded program.
  • 16 Aug “Crafting Foodscapes in the AAPI Community.” A panel organized and moderated by Sarah K Khan for the ROLODEX. Craft a Conversation. On view Jun 4– Aug 20.
  • Apr The Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Arts Residency Program, Rockland ME
  • 1 Apr – 15 May “Gargantua & Lilliputian” Group Show of printers working in unusual ways. Curated by David Wolfe, Cove Streets Arts, Portland ME. Video.
  • 13 Feb-20 Apr What We Become When We Are Unbound,” Project for Empty Space presents What We Become When We Are Unbound, a group exhibition of work by Jillian M Rock, Mimi Bai, Sarah K. Khan, Spandita Malik, and Priscilla Dobler Dzul. This exhibition is a culmination of work created by the artists during their residency in the annual Feminist Incubator. Opens Saturday, Feb 13th from 1 pm – 5 pm. Click to reserve. Virtual tour. Artist talk.
  • 6 Feb-27 Mar Soulful Stitching,” an exhibition of the handmade, patchwork quilts called “kawandi” made by the Siddis of India. This exhibit was curated by African Diaspora scholar Dr. Henry J. Drewal and scholar/artist Sarah K. Khan, both Indigo Arts Alliance Advisory Circle members. Cove Street Arts, and Indigo Arts Alliance, Portland ME. Virtual Tour.
  • 31 Jan-26 Feb Monson Arts Residency, Monson ME




  • 12-13 Nov 2018 [Talks, screenings], Migrant Kitchens, Spice Porters, Women Farmers, Pitzer College, Claremont, CA 12-13 Nov.
  • 10 Nov 2018 [Official Screening, panel], Surviving Surveillance is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 3 Nov 2018 [Official Screening, panel], Surviving Surveillance is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the South Asian Film Festival Montreal, Canada.
  • 30 Sep 2018 [Official Screening, panel], 2pm, Surviving Surveillance is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 13th Annual TASVEER: South Asian Film Festival (Sinan and other shorts),Seattle, Washington.
  • 4 Sep – 15 Dec 2018 [Group Show], A Multimedia Cookbook of Gestures, K’ab Gazal as part of Working Conditions, at Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.
  • 31 Aug – 28 Sep 2018 [Residency], Blue Mountain Center Residency Program. Supporting writers, artists and activists in Blue Mountain Lake, New York.
  • 29 Jul – 10 Aug 2018 [Teach]South Asian Rajasthani Traditional Block Printing and Natural Dyeing, Meeta Mastani and Sarah K. Khan will co-teach, Fiber, Session 4.  Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.
  • 13-16 Jun 2018 [Presentation], “To Sow and To Sew: Siddi (African) Women Farmers (and Quilters) in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India,” Agro Eco Prospects: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food & Farming, Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, UW-Madison, Madison, WI, 13-16 Jun.
  • 7-9 Jun 2018 [Presentation], “To Sow and To Sew: Siddi (African) Women Farmers (and Quilters) in Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India,” a multimedia presentation. ReSignifications: The Black Mediterranean Conference, City of Palermo, University of Palermo, 7 – 9 Jun.
  • 7 Jun – 7 Sep 2018 [Solo Show]“In/Visible” Exhibition of Portraits of Indian Women Farmers and Porters of Old DelhiKimmel Gallery at New York University, New York, NY.
  • 3 May 2018 [Screening], “Queens Migrant Kitchens, Stories from the Margins” Screening. Part of the Women Filmmakers: Immigrant Stories Series. New York Women in Film and TelevisionTIME: 6:30 PM, Venue: Neir’s Tavern, 87-48 78th St, Woodhaven, Queens, NY
  • 24 Apr 2018 [Exhibit], “Kawandi: Patchwork Quilts and Siddi Culture.” Join Soulful Stitching co-curator Sarah K. Khan and Davis Museum Assistant Curator Amanda Gilvin for a gallery talk on the African diasporic Indian art of kawandi, patchwork quilts made from saris. With a focus on how the quilts relate to food, culture, and social justice, Khan will discuss her research and film projects on Siddi culture. The Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley MA.
  • 10 Apr – 10 Jul 2018 [Solo Show], “Farmers: Past, Present, Future,” Photo Exhibit, part of the Sidewalk Surprise SeriesMadison Children’s Museum, Madison Children’s Museum, Madison, WI.
  • 4 Apr 2018 [Talk], “Amrita Partitioned Once, Migrated Twice,” Asian/Pacific/American Institute Scholar Slam, NYU. Apr 4th.
  • 28-29 Mar 2018 [Talks, Screenings, Crits], Presenting on the creation story of Shero Sim Sim, Migrant Kitchens and Indian Women Farmers multimedia work, Media Studies Department at Pitzer College, Claremont CA.
  • 30 Jan 2018 [Reading, Screening], “The Personal Is Political: Writing about Muslim Women.” Join us for a special reading with the Open City fellows. Open City documents the pulse of metropolitan Asian America as it’s being lived on the streets of New York right now. Join us for a reading with our Muslim Communities fellows, Humera AfridiRoja HeydarpourRaad RahmanSarah Khan, and Sumaya Awad, who’ve written narrative nonfiction on the Muslim American communities of New York City over the past six months. They will share their experiences as Muslim women in America and talk about their Open City stories that document the hopes and fears of Muslim Americans. In conversation with Open City editor, Noel Pangilinan.


  • Oct 2018 – Aug 2018,Visiting Scholar at Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, to research and expand Migrant Kitchens and Indian Women Farmers Series.
  • 12 Dec 2017, “Multimedia Arts for Social Justice: Supersheros, Migrant Kitchens, Women Farmers,” Lecture/Screening/Interactive Happening. The Studio: UW Madison’s Creative Arts Community, Madison, WI,
  • 12 Nov 2017Opening Reception: “Migrant Kitchens, Portraits and Short Films, from the Margins” Community Partnership Exhibition Program at Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY.
  • 28 Oct – 3 Dec 2017Migrant Kitchens, Portraits and Short Films, from the Margins,” Community Partnership Exhibition Program at Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY.
  • Oct-Nov 2017, Amrita Simla Flying Productions, Work Retreat, London, UK.
  • Oct 2017, 11th Annual Korean-American Film Festival NY (KAFFNY), Migrant Kitchens Series is an official selection.Infinite Food Screening and Panel, 1-3pm, 14th October, Brooklyn Wythe Hotel.
  • 20th July 2017,  American Food and Immigration Policy, Past, Present, and Future, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), Brooklyn, NY.
  • 11-18 July 2017Siddi (Indians of African descent) Quilting Cooperative Exhibit/Sale, The 2017 International Folk Art Market, Santa Fe, NM.
  • 9-13 Jul 2017 Presenter on Multimedia Arts and Social Justice. “The Thing That Makes The Thing: Conversations on Craft and Community.” Haystack’s Annual Summer Conferencefocuses on thinking through craft and features presenters who come from a variety of creative disciplines — art, design, architecture, writing, science, and more. Deer Isle, ME.
  • 26-29 Jun 2017 Part of the “Women and Migrations Working Group,” A working group and interdisciplinary project that examines motives for migration, issues of cultural identity relative to women and global political and cultural movements, with global travel defined in its various forms by participating scholars, journalists, artists and activists. New York University, Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy.
  • 7 Jun 2017, Food with out Borders, Heritage Radio Network, Sarah K Khan & Krishnendu Ray on Food Without BordersKrishnendu, Sarah, and Sari discuss how immigration policies of the past have affected our food system today and how street vendors may be impacted by current anti-immigrant rhetoric and beefed up deportation policies. They also discuss issues of cultural appropriation and authenticity in food. Listen.
  • 21 May 2017Queens NY, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Consulted on the episode, introduced Parts Unknown to Évelia Coyotzi and Blessing Osagiede, two Queens of Queens NY, and had a meal with Bourdain at Africana Soul Food Restaurant in Jamaica, Queens NY. Watch reruns on CNN.
  • 19 May 2017, Premier Screening of “Surviving Surveillance, Catering to America,” Part of the Queens Migrant Kitchen Series in collaboration with Asian American Writers’ WorkshopAsian Women Giving Circle, and The Museum of the Moving Image Friday Programs,Queens NY.
  • 4 May 2017 Screening/Lecture/Workshop on Migrant Kitchens, Women Farmers. Department of Environment/Sustainability, Hamline University, St Paul, MN.
  • 3 Feb – 21 Apr 2017 Siddis in Karnataka, photography and short films of Indian women farmers of African descent (Siddis) and six handmade quilts, part of a larger group show entitled Loving Blackness Grounded in Asian Arts Initiative’s own history of being founded in response to racial tensions between Black and Asian communities, and prompted by ongoing instances of systemic injustice and anti-racism organizing efforts, over 20 artists explore moments of tension and solidarity between and among our communities through painting, photography, sculpture, and video. Curated by the talented and righteous Jaishri Abichandani. Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia PA.
  • 3-6 Apr 2017 Public Screening and Panel Discussion on Street Vendors/Migrant Kitchens, Queens NY. Part of the City Food Symposium, New York University, NY.
  • 22 & 23 Feb 2017 Independent Sources, CUNY-TV. On this edition of Independent Sources hosted by Garry Pierre-Pierre we learn about Sarah Khan’s multi-media migrant kitchens project that highlighting some of the local culinary stars who are plying their trade in the borough of Queens. First aired: February 22, 2017.
  • 6 Feb 2017 Guest screening/lecture on social justice and multimedia arts with a focus on migrant kitchens and women farmers. The Conway School: Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning/Design. East Hampton, MA.


  • 19 Nov 2016 “Creating Super Shero, Amrita Simla, as a Narrator of my Films on Indian Women Farmers.” Symposium 2016 for South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Asian/Pacific/American Institute, NYU, NY NY
  • 17 Nov 2016 Celebrate Activism through the Arts, Asian Women Giving Circle. I will be presenting my work to a select group of supporters, NY NY.
  • 17 Nov 2016  A global virtual event (US, UK, Brazil, Japan) will bring together top media makers and thinkers internationally to discuss the role of media in building a better world. Media for Change Virtual Conference. Via a short film, I presented broadly on the ideas behind the Queens’ Migrant Kitchen Project.
  • 11 Nov 2016 Feast & Famine Seminar Series, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, New York University, NY, NY. I will screen Migrant Kitchen Series and discuss the evolution of my film Bowing to No One followed with a discussion.
  • 23 Oct 2016 “Feeding Farmers,” Spatula & Barcode, Artists paired with WI farmers to feed a farmer. Gretchen Kruse of Hickory Hill Farms in Loganville, WI.
  • 21 Oct 2016 “Decay and Resilience in the Indian Arts and Craft Sector with a Focus on Textiles”. Panel includes Meeta Mastani, Lakshmi Narayan Kadambi, Sarah K Khan and Henry Drewal. Part of the Annual Conference on South Asia 2016; Registration and Fee Required. 8:30 –10:15 a.m., Madison Concourse Hotel, Parlor 638 | 1 W. Dayton St. Madison, WI. For more info:
  • 3 Oct 2016 Conversation on Migrant and Food Systems, at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library, Madison WI. Part of The Bubbler Series. Hosted by Artists-in-Residence, Spatula and Barcode.
  • 30 Sep 2016 Queens’ Migrant Kitchens Project: A closer look at the films, photography, maps, and stories behind the migrants and their food. Screening, discussion and lunch. Food Studies Network, Borghesi-Mellon Workshops, University Club, UW-Madison WI. Location: 10:00am,  313 University Club Building (3rd Floor)
  • 28 Sep 2016 Creating Amrita Simla, A Superhero from 2D to 3D, Guest lecture for Meeta Mastani’s Block-Printing Seminar at UW-Madison Art/History Departments, WI
  • 27 Sep 2016 Creating Amrita Simla Lecture/Bowing to No One Screening, Public Lecture, Art Department, 5-6pm, Room L140, Elvehjem Building | 800 University Ave, UW-Madison, WI. 6:00 p.m., Room L150, Elvehjem Building | 800 University Ave.: Artist Talk with Sarah K Khan: Public event and screening of Khan’s film “Bowing to No One.” Khan, a multi-media artist, will discuss art as a tool of political expression through her character Amrita Simla. Link at Isthmus.
  • 21 Apr 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, EKTA, Smith College, Northampton, MA
  • 07 Apr 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Q&A, Center for South Asia, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • 23 Mar 2016 “Using Inspirational Photos and Footage to Enhance Short Films” B&H Event Space, New York, NY
  • 16 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Q&A/Lecture, Smith College Club of Los Angeles, CA
  • 15 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture/Q&A, In celebration of International Womens’ Day, Wheaton College, MA
  • 07 Mar 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Lecture, University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
  • 25 Feb 2016 Bowing To No One, Screening/Interview, Smith College NY Club, New York, NY


  • 6 Nov 2015 Making Visible the Invisible: African (Siddi) Women in India. “Dr. Khan spent the past year, as a Senior Research Fulbright-Nehru Scholar, traveling India to document the story of women farmers. The Siddis face unique exclusion similar to the Adivasis (indigenous Indians), Dalits (untouchables), Muslims and other lower caste Indians. Come hear, watch, and see their stories, in their own words. Philadelphia, PA,  African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • 8-10 Jun 2015 Invited participant to the The Halki Summit II. A gathering of activists, scientists, journalists, business leaders, theologians, and academics engaging and working across intellectual boundaries to bring the global environmental discussion to a new and richer place. At the heart of that discussion is the belief that no effort can be successful without a fundamental change in values as manifested in ethics, spirituality, and religion. Heybeliada, Turkey


  • Aug 2014-15 US Scholars Fulbright Award to South & Central Asia 2014-15
  • 19 May-11 Jul, 2014 Intensive Food & Culture Internship, with “The Black-Haired Fab 5” Interns, Interns researched food and culture of specific regions, learned about GIS, applied it to data gathered, NY, NY
  • 5 Apr 2014 “West African Immigrants: Foods and Ways that Crossed the Atlantic” Guest lecturer for Immigrant Foodways in the City for Professor Aswini Pai of St Lawrence University at The French Institute, NY, NY
  • 4 Feb 2014Sarah K. Khan & Fusebox Oakland come together to mingle and share her recent multimedia portfolio on West African Hands Create Cultivate and Cook. 4th Feb, 5:30-7:00pm, Details about reservations, save the date for a multimedia, multisensory event! Limited to 25 people
  • 3 Feb 2014, “African American Women Farmers of SAAFON” for Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. for her “Race, Identity and Environment Class,” Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley, CA
  • 31 Jan 2014 Future Soul Think Tank, Convening of activists, artists, educators at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 8 Jan 2014“Environmental Leadership in the 21st Century,” Panel Discussion for 5-College Inter-term Students, Smith College, Northampton MA
  • 7 Jan 2014, The Conway School: Graduate Program in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design, Dynamic conversations and consulting with staff, trustees, and students, Conway MA
  • 9 -10 Apr 2013, “The Sense of Taste Touch Smell in the Arts” for FauHaus: Bodies, Minds, Senses, and the Arts, as part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program of the Arts Institute, UW-Madison, Madison, WI
  • 11 Oct 2012 “A Return to Food, Culture, Arts, and My Senses” for Professor Nina Antonetti’s Activism By Design Class, Smith College, Northampton MA