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(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

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

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

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

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

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.


The Memory is the Message

18 May - 18 June 2011

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