Qasim Riza Shahcen is an artist based in Manchester, UK. His work has been programmed widely including at the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; Liverpool Biennial; Breathing Space at Arnolfini, Bristol; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester; Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster; Dance Northwest: Exposure!, Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool; Contact Theatre, Manchester. He is currently Associate Artist at the Greenroom, Manchester. He has also spoken at numerous conferences and has been the recipient of several Arts Council England live art bursaries. Shaheen is director and founder of Anokha Laadla, a live art theatre company founded with the support of Arts Council England and now profiled by the British Council for international touring purposes.