She was born in Kabul Afghanistan in 1989, where she lives and works.
Sheenkai Stanizai won the 2009 “Freedom to create” prize and just participated to the « Etoffes d’artistes » exhibition at Parisian gallery Nikki Diana Marquardt from December 3rd to December 7th 2009.
Sheenkai Alam Stanizai is an Afghan artist, she had been selected as the best artist among 12 schools, by Ministry of Educations in 2004. In 2005 she got certificate of Admiration Letter from Afghanistan National Olympics Comity in Badminton. In 2008 became the best Artist of CCAA (Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan) and was working as teacher of drawing and painting for afghan young women, and was working as the assistant director of CCAA, at the same time was working as editor of video arts in this center. Winner of Afghan Contemporary Arts for all over the Afghanistan in 2009.She has gotten the certificate of best and innovative photographer from Ministry of Culture. Winner of the third prize for Freedom to Create Prize, among 1015 artist from 110 countries. She has taken part in lots of national and international exhibitions in deferent countries. At the present time she is working in Ministry of Information and Culture and also working as president of ROSHD association for contemporary arts Afghanistan.
- 2007 Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan celebrating 8th of March
- 2008 painting exhibition Kabul
- 2008 Kabul, First Afghan women Painting exhibition and first contemporary exhibition Kabul Afghanistan
- 2009 Berlin, Germany, Firs Afghan women contemporary painting exhibition
- 2009 India Dehli , Afghan women Painting exhibition
- 2009 Central Asia round exhibition in Italy.
- 2009- Afghan contemporary art prize 2009 Kabul Afghanistan
- 2009 London Freedom to create prize
- 2009 Paris rain in Kabul
- 2010 New York tours "Freedom to Create" This exhibition has toured London, New York
...and Harare and going on now in it to Kabul Afghanistan
About the « Freedom to Create Prize 2009 »
The third place prize winner is Afghan female artist Sheenkai Alam Stanizai, who uses video performance, installation and photography to tackle the subjugation and violent persecution of women in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries. Stanikzai is one of a generation of Afghans who grew up during the Taliban which censored culture and banned music, and her art explores the re-emergence of Afghan spirit after years of oppression. Her installation piece features the myth Chel Dokhtaraan, a historical event when 40 Afghan women committed suicide by jumping into wells during an invasion. Stanizai believes these ‘honourable’ deaths are “in the past.” She explains: “What is happening today is that women, more than 40, are dying every day in different circumstances.” Her work symbolizes the violent acts – public executions, floggings, stonings and hangings – that are being perpetrated today against females both in Afghanistan and neighbouring countries.