CV

Education
  •  2009, Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, placed in principal’s honor’s list.
Curatorial Projects and exhibitions
  • 2022, Ahang, Pakistan Pavilion, The Wrong Biennale.
  • 2021,’Aks-e-Sindh’, organized by Culture Department, Government of Sindh.
  • 2020, ‘Ahang 2020’, video installations of artists based in Asia, at 11th Karachi Literature Festival.
  • 2020, ‘Tashkeel’, at Gallery One62, Karachi.
  • 2019, ‘Kabutar’, cultural exchange traveling exhibition between Italy, France, Netherlands, Turkey and Pakistan at Villa Brentano, Busto Garolfo, Italy.
  • 2019, ‘Kabutar’, cultural exchange traveling exhibition between Italy, France, Netherlands, Turkey and Pakistan
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Alliance Francaise de Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Alliance Francaise de Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2018, ‘Sounds of Violence’, a project by Daniel Ploeger, The Netherlands, in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2018,’From here to there’, a group show of 33 emerging artists at ArtKaam Gallery, Karachi
  • 2018, ‘Asia Peace Film Festival, Karachi Edition
  • 2018, ‘May we not go up there’, a five person show at Studio 7 , Karachi
  • 2017, ‘Munaqqash’, a public art project by I AM Karachi at National Museum.
  • 2017, Chief curator, Karachi Art Summit.
  • 2016, ‘Global Videos’, Global event in collaboration with Stitching White Cube, Netherlands.
  • April 2016, ‘Sangat’, hosted by Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, at National Museum of Pakistan.
  • March 2016, “Arq”, in collaboration with Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, at Gallery Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • November 2015, “Birwa”, Sadeqain Gallery, KMC Department, Government of Sindh.
  • December 2014, “Show Down-Epreuve De Force”, Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • February 2014, ‘Raison de etre”, Gallery Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • August 2013,”Paywasta Reh Shajar Se-2014″, an on-going educational art project.
Group exhibitions
  • 2022, DISTANT SUFFERING | Kite flying by Hans Overlvliet, exhibited in Beirut – headquarters institute forl Palestine studies in Beirut | Palestine hall
  • 2022, Excelsior, An international collaborative quarantine art film, New York, US.
  • 2021, First Yanjiao Biennale , China
  • 2020, ‘Made in Minds II’ , at Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur , Nepal
  • 2019, the National Exhibition at Alhamra Arts Center, Lahore.
  • 2018, ‘Kites’, by Hans Overvliet, at RuimteCaesuur , Vlissingen, The Netherlands
  • 2018, ‘May we not go up there’, a five person show at Studio 7, Karachi
  • 2017, ‘Modern Panic VIII’, curated by James Elphic, Guerilla zoo, London, UK.
  • 2017, ‘Eilaand Hopping’, curated by Jeroen Van Paassen, at Staadkantein, Alkmaar.
  • 2017, “AiRO residency“, online international residency by Cold bench.
  • 2017, “Duizend Bommen en Granaten” , Kunsthal 45, Den Helder , Netherlands.
  • 2016, “Global Art Village’, an international show organized by Stichting White Cube, Landshut, Germany, Zandaam, Netherlands and Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015,”Basiliq”, Group show, at Sadeqain Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi.
  • 2014, ‘Live Auction’, at Islamic Museum of Art, Australia.
  • 2013, “Collaboration”, Zahur-ul-Ikhlaq Gallery.
  • 2012, “Coordinated Linear motions”, VM gallery.
  • 2010, “Surface Linings”, KSA art gallery.
  • 2010, “Emerging Talent”, VM art gallery.
Awards and acknowledgments
  • 2019, ‘Karachi Tum se Hai’ , to acknowledge project ‘Kabutar’ by Alpha Web TV and Advertising
  • 2018, ‘Millennial of Inspiration’, Ladies Funds by Dawood Global Foundation.
  • 2017, Prince Clause’s artist travelling grant.
  • 2015, ‘Art Commendation Award’, Ladies Funds by Dawood Global Foundation.
  • 2015, Committee of Recommendation for Stichting White Cube (A dutch art organization)
  • 2009, Rangoonwala Fine Art Thesis scholarship Award.
Press Coverage
  • ‘Marking myself a survivor,’ one on one with Mehreen Hashmi, Haya Sehgal, Daily Times, 2019
  • ‘Voice of Art’ , A conversation with Mehreen Hashmi , by Emaan Saleem , Art MAG , 2020
  • ‘Artist and Curator Mehreen Hashmi Gives A Voice to Survivors of Abuse’ , The Healing Power of art and artists, 2018
  • ‘Munaqqash unveiled at National Museum’, Dawn newspaper, 2017
  • “Achievers honored at Ladies Fund Awards”, The News International,2016
  • Profile interview by Manizhe Ali, Glam Magazine, December 2015
  • ” Birwa opens at Gallery Sadeqain’ by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper November 2015
  • “Basileeq, Five artists at the Sadeqain Gallery’ by Marjorie Hussain, MAG Magazine, Oct 31-Nov 06 issue 2015
  • “The bold and the beautiful” by M.Saeed Qureishi, Dawn newspaper,November’2015
  • “Basaleeq at Gallerie Sadeqain” by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper, October’2015
  • “Of rituals and taboos passed on” by correspondence, Express Tribune,October’ 2015
  • “Picasso and the blue dogs by Peerzada Salman,Dawn newspaper,August’2014
  • Catalogue: “Play”, the 6th IVS Alumni Show, 2014
  • “Students’ art show concludes” by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper ,September’2013
  • “On-the –spot” by Rida Sakina,Express Tribune, January’2011
  • Catalogue: “ Collaboration”, the 5th IVS Alumni Show, 2013
  • “Liner Art ;Language of the line” by Fariha Nasir, Dawn newspaper, August’ 2011
  • “Showcasing graduate art” Dawn newspaper by Salwat Ali, January 2011
  • “Girls Definitely Can”, interview by Khuzaima Fatima Haque, SHE Magazine, 2010
Publications
  • 2018, ‘Cultural exchange through Goethe-Institut’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-74.
  • 2018, ‘A divine calling; a solo show of Sana Nezam’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-73.
  • 2017, ‘Spirit of Visual’, The ArtZine, a magazine by The Artling.
  • 2017,’ Karachi Art Summit 2017; Curatorial challenges’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-72.
  • 2017, ‘Making public an element of his art work, works of Obaid-ur-Rehman’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-71.
  • 2017, ‘Munaqqash ; an on-going public art project at National Museum’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-70.


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