NEWS & MEDIA

Donia Kaiser

Donia Kaiser Born 1984, Lahore, Pakistan Lives and works in Lahore Teaching at National College of Arts, Lahore as a visiting lecturer since September, 2012.Bachelors in Fine Arts (Miniature painting) from National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan in 2011 (with distinction).

Shahid Sajjad

B Muzaffarnagar, India, 1937). Pakistani sculptor. The most prominent sculptor in Pakistan in the late 20th century, Sajjad pioneered the art form and gave itcredibility. He had neither tradition to follow nor models to emulate since Pakistan, created in 1947 as a Muslim country, did not encourage three-dimensionalart. At a young age Sajjad became interested in calligraphy and soon mastered the skill. He practiced drawing and carefully observed signboard painters at work. He became a successful commercial artist, dabbling in film-making and painting. A restless soul, he spent three years traveling in Europe and Asia on a motorcycle. Sajjad was particularly fascinated by the wood-carvings of Bali, the Philippines and Japan, and by reliefs in wood by Paul Gauguin in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Naiza Khan

Naiza Khan attended Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford and gained a BA in Fine Art in 1990. She returned to Pakistan and took the position of Head of Painting at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi. She is a founder member of the working group ‘Vasl International Artists,’ a network initiative based in the UK. She has exhibited throughout Asia, USA, Australia and Europe.

Samina Mansuri

Samina Mansuri is multi-disciplinary artist based in Toronto, Canada. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, she has received her BFA from Pratt Institute, New York and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh USA. Mansuri has exhibited her work internationally for over two decades. Exhibitions include Out of Rubble, (2012-2015) various venues USA, Leaning Towards Collapse, A Space gallery, Toronto, Canada (2011) Empire of Dreams: Phenomenology of the built environment, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada (2010) Double Consciousness, Mattress Factory, USA (2007), Post-Object, Doris McCarthy gallery, Scarborough, Canada (2007), Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India (2005), Darr: 37 Conversations, Centre A gallery, Vancouver (2004), Pakistan: Another Vision, Brunei Gallery (UK 2000), Open Wounds, Eicher gallery, New Delhi, India (1997), Intelligent Rebellion,UK (touring various venues, 1994 -1995) and Tampered Surface, UK (touring various venues 1995-1996). She is one of the founding members of VASL, which provides international residencies and workshops. She is the recipient of several grants including the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Her works are represented in public and private collections internationally and her works are featured and reviewed in exhibition catalogs, books, newspapers and journals. Residencies include, Gasworks, London, UK, Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada, The Santa Fe Art Institute, New Mexico, USA, the Vermont Studio Center, USA and the International Studio and Curatorial Residency, New York, USA. She is based in Toronto, Canada.

Naazish Ataullah

Naazish Ata-Ullah was born in Australia in 1950. Associate Professor and Head of Printmaking in the Department of Fine Art, National College of Arts in Lahore, and a graduate of studies in Printmaking at Slade School of Fine Art in London, Naazish Ata-Ullah has extensive printmaking experience. She has exhibited across Pakistan, India, UK and Scandinavia and has advised and prepared papers for International organisations.

Khadim Ali

Khadim Ali was born in Pakistan, and his recent work focuses on the relationship of Afghanistan to refugees who have relocated to his home country. Following the style of miniature painting, specifically that which uses the technique of neem rang (half-color), Ali employs traditional production methods. The Guggenheim acquired for its collection three works from Ali’s Rustam Series (2011–12), paintings inspired by heroes and legends of the Persian epic poem, Shahnameh (Book of kings). Ali’s works have been featured in the shared Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale and Documenta 13 (2012). He organized and participated in The Haunted Lotus: Contemporary Art from Kabul, Cross Art Projects, Sydney (2012); and The Force of Forgetting, Lismore Regional Gallery, Australia (2011). Ali lives and works in Sydney, Quetta, and Kabul.

Imran Qureshi

Imran Qureshi is known for his beautifully crafted paintings which portray a delicate repetition of decorative motifs and figurative elements. Influenced by the Mugal heritage of miniature paintings, Qureshi has evolved his own personal iconography which suffuse his paintings and more recently his site-specific installations.

Imran Qureshi, born in 1972, lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. The artist was awarded the prestigious Sharjah Biennial 10 Premier Prize (2011) for his installation Blessings Upon the Land of My Love.

Anwar Saeed

Anwar Saeed was born in Lahore (Pakistan) in 1955. He graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1978 and spent one year at the Royal College of Arts in London where he completed his post graduate studies.

He has exhibited widely in Pakistan and has participated in group shows in USA, Australia, Norway, Egypt, Jordan and India.

He has been teaching at the National College of Arts, Lahore, as Associate Professor since 1986.

Meher Afroz

Meher Afroz was born in Lucknow, India and has been an artist and educator since the 1970s. She says, “I observe and interpret human emotions, expressions, values, and attitudes. My work is a journey concerned with the various phases of the evolution of man. My work also expresses my reaction to the present day “rat-race” which has proven to be a cultural and ideological loss. Meher Afroz has exhibited extensively in the country and abroad. She has been honored with several awards and her work is included in important collections.

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