Our History

For over three decades, Chawkandi Art Gallery has curated and nurtured the most compelling artists. Its groundbreaking exhibitions and gatherings have created new forms of expression, even heralding the contemporary miniature art movement with its first group show and was the sole gallery in Pakistan for the late, iconic Zarina Hashmi.

Founder Zohra Hussein, a doyenne of the Karachi art scene, brought a cultural sophistication to Chawkandi, creating a hub, that ignited and inspired. A space where stalwarts like artist Zahoor ul Akhlaq and architect Habib Fida Ali, could assemble.

Since 1985, Chawkandi has been instrumental in facilitating and supporting collectors and buyers, steering them and artists in interesting linkages. The gallery exclusively represented the works of Zahoor ul Aklaq and Shahid Sajjad. Chawkandi Art continues to be a reliable dealer of authentic works of masters such as Chughtai, Sadequain Ahmed Pervaiz, Bashir Mirza, Colin David and Ismail Gulgee among others.