Imran Channa


b. 1981 Pakistan, lives in Lahore

Catalog of Available Works »


2008 MA (Hons.) Visual Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore
2004 BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore

Select Solo Exhibitions

2013 Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2012 Lik Likoti, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2011 The Memory is the Message, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2011 Twelve Gates Art Gallery, Philadelphia
2010 Badshahnama, Solo show at Tmproject Gallery Geneva

Select Group Exhibitions

2013 27th Annual Exhibition of Punjab Art Association, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore
2013 Paper, XVA Gallery, Dubai
2012 Faculty Show at Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore
2012 Attaining Heights, Group show at VM Art Gallery, Karachi
2012 Soul Searchers, 3 person show at Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
2012 Band Baaja Baraat, IVS Gallery, Karachi
2011 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul
2011 The Return, 2nd International Festival of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art (MOMA), Algiers
2011 After All (curated by Quddus Mirza), Royat Gallery, Lahore
2011 Common Threads: Contemporary Art from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan, Xerxes Gallery with NMart gallery at the Bastakiya at the Heritage House Gallery, Dubai
2011 Contemporary Shahnama, millennium painting Exhibition, NCA, Lahore
2011 Finalist Exhibition of the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Rotunda, Hong Kong
2010 Contemporary Shahnama, millennium painting Exhibition, The Prince’s Foundation Gallery, London
2010 The Rising Tide, curated by Naiza khan at Mohatta Palace, Karachi
2010 The Sovereign Asian Art Prize finalist exhibition, ARTSPACE, Helutrans, Singapore
2010 Slick 2010 Art Fair, Paris
2010 Creating Common Wealth, curated by Ragini Gallery, New Delhi, India
2010 Fatah Je Asay Pasay, Green Cardamom at V.M Art Gallery, Karachi & Sindh Museum, Hyderabad
2010 Structures Within An Intervention, The Guild Art Gallery, New York
2010 Making of The History, Two person show, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2010 The Havelian Express, CAIS Gallery, Hong Kong
2009 Tradition & Tension, Art Scene Gallery, Karachi
2009 Patrons Of “Oh My God! I Can Buy Art!”, Grey Noise Gallery, Lahore
2009 Between Black & White, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2009 Redo Pakistan, a traveling show, Karachi, Lahore, Pakistan, England, UK, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2009 Starring: The Artist, Indus Valley Gallery, Karachi
2008 Degree show, Zahoor-ul-Akhalq Gallery, National college of Arts, Lahore
2008 Young Artist Exhibition, Alhmara Art Council, Lahore
2007 Dropping Tears Together, anokha laadla collective performance, Alhamra Art Council, Lahore
2006 Places Real and Imagined, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
2005 Voices, Pakistan Development Forum, Islamabad
2005 Emerging Talent, V.M Art Gallery, Karachi
2005 Memories, National College of Arts, Lahore

Awards & Residencies

2013 Award of Excellence, AAP Lahore
2011 Gasworks International Residency Programme, London
2010 Finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2010, Hong Kong
2004 Merit scholarship, National College of Arts, Lahore
2003 Merit scholarship, National College of Arts, Lahore

Teaching Experience

2007-present National College of Arts, Lahore
2009 Workshop at Centre of Excellence Art & Design Jamshoro, Sindh

Articles & Reviews

Adamjee, M.B. 2010. Messages for the Discerning. Newsline. Karachi: 31 May, 2010.
Agnew, M. 2010. The Havelian Express, TimeOut.Hong Kong: 19 January, 2010. Available at:
Ahmad H, A. 2010.Nostalgia, experimentalism and political games: ‘Making of History/Green Patrol’. Daily Times, Karachi: 15 April, 2010.
Ahsan Hamja, A., 2009. National Pavilion in PROJECT BIENNALE. London: Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London; Department of Art History & Theory, University of Essex; and, Sheffield Hallam University (exhibition catalogue).
Akhtar, A. 2010. PAUSE PLAY. Libas International Magazine. Lahore: 23(2).
Aleem, U. 2009. Art transforms into industry. The Nation, Sunday Plus. Lahore: 4 January, 2009.
Ali, S. 2010 Brush with the Past. Newslinemagazine. Karachi: 25 August, 2010. Available at:
Ali, S. 2010. Miniature on the March. Daily Dawn, Karachi: April 25, 2010.
Ansari, S. Three Blind Mice in Papercuts. 7. Available at:
Durrani, R.A.K. Karachi; you who demolish me, you whom I love. Available at:
Hammad, N. 2010. Fatah jay Aassay Paassay. In the Milieu of fatah Halepoto. Green Cardamom. Available at:
Husain, M. 2010. NEW DIRECTIONS IN ART: Mohatta Palace Museum. Daily Dawn. Karachi: 4 Nov, 2010.
Khan, N.H. 2010. The Rising Tide, The Rising Tide New Directions in art from Pakistan 1990-2010. Karachi: Mohatta Palace Museum.
Khan, I. 2010. Myth and reality: Pakistan’s rising tide. AlJazeera. Doha.
Koon, Y-W., 2010 Blindness and Insight. MUSE. Hong Kong: February, 2010.
McInnis, W. 2010. The Havelian Express. Orientations, For Collectors of Orientalist Art. 41(1).
Meilz, M. (ed.) 2010. Painting The Persian Book of Kings Today. Cambridge: Talking Tree Books.
Mirza, Q. 2009. Starring: The Artist. Karachi: IVS Publication Karachi.
Naeem, M. 2007. Fusing Real with abstract. Weekly Cutting Edge. Lahore, 20 June 2007.
Nasar, H. 2010. Engaging Urban Realities Through A ‘Thinking’ Photographyin TheRisingTide New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990-2010. Karachi: Mohatta Palace Museum.
Niilofur, F. 2005. Art and Sensibility, Daily News Karachi.
Salman, P. 2010. The Rising Tide opens. Saturday, 30 October, 2010. Dawn, Karachi. Available at:
Taimur, A. 2010. Think Beauty and Heritage. Dawn Media Group, Herald. Available at:
Zuberi, N. 2009. Art Fact: ‘Tradition and Tension’ in Business Recorder. Karachi: December 26 2009.