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Born 1974, Tando Allahyar Sindh, Pakistan

B. F.A (Distinction) National College of Arts, Lahore (1993-1997)

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2006 Zahoor-al-Akhlaque Gallery, National College of arts Lahore
2005 Gallery Rohtas II Islamabd
2003 Gallery Rohtas II, Lahore
1999 Alliance Francaise, Lahore
1995 Alliance Francaise, Lahore
1994 Goethe Center, Lahore
1992 Paintings based on poetry of Sheikh Ayaz, Goethe Center, Karachi

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2006 Landscape, curated by Atiqa Ali
2005 Earthquake Relief Fund, group exhibition at Islamabad Convention Center
2003 Maneuvering Miniature, Canvas, Karachi
2002 Artists from Lahore, Canvas, Karachi
1998 Fresh Graduates from NCA at Alliance Francaise Lahore
1997 Workshop based work at American Center, Lahore
1996 Artists Association of Punjab at Al Hamara, Lahore
1995 All Pakistan Young Artists' Association at Al Hamara, Lahore
1994 Artists Association of Punjab at Al Hamara, Lahore
1989 Khana-e-Farhung, Hyderabad, Sindh

University of Oxford, Somerville College (1987-90)
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art (1987-90)
Wimbledon School of Art (1986-87)

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2007 Heavenly Ornaments, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2006 bare the fact, bear the fact, Chemould Gallery, Mumbai
2004 Exhale, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
2000 Voices Merge, Chawkandi Art, Karachi
1995 La Linea Negra, Gallery 7, Hong Kong
1993 Chawkandi Art, Karachi

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2007 Talespinning: the Role of Storytelling in Art, Crow eaters Gallery, Lahore
2006 Contemporary Pakistani Printmakers, Taliesin Art Centre, Swansea
7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art, Bhopal
2005 Layers of time and space, Ifa Gallery, Berlin/Stuttgart
Scope London- art fair, London
One to One, 58 works 58 years 58 artists Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
Beyond Borders; Art of Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Bombay
2004 Living Masters; Young Voices, Alhamra, Lahore
Pakistani Printmakers, Minnesota, USA
High Point Centre of Printmaking, Minneapolis
Another Dawn Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
Cover Girl: the Female Body and Islam in Contemporary Art, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York
2003 Anima e corpo 43rd Premio Suzzara, Suzzara, Italy
2002 ArtSouthAsia Harris Museum, U.K.
11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka
2001 The Eye Still Seeks Ivan Doughty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney
Global Women Project, White Columns, New York
2000 Another Vision, Fifty years of painting and sculpture in Pakistan, London
1998 Lines of Desire, Bluecoat Gallery, a touring exhibition, Liverpool
1996 Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
1994 7th International Dhaka Biennale, Dhaka
An Intelligent Rebellion Bradford Art Gallery, Bradford, U.K.
6th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, Islamabad


2006 7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Honorary mention, India
2003 Prize, 43rd Premio Suzzara, Italy
2003 National Excellence Award, 8th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, Pakistan
2002 Lever Brothers, 1st Lux Award for Visual Artist of the Year, Pakistan

Born 1982

Graduated from National College of Arts in painting (2005)
A-levels through Alta Vista College (2001)
Linguistics from London University (2001)
Art and Sociology from Cambridge University with distinction in both subjects (2001)
O-levels in business subjects from The City School, Islamabad (1999)

Lives and works in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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2009 Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

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2008 Unseen Visions: Contemporary Painting in Pakistan, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
2007 Figurative Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London
Lantern of the East, 17th Pyeomg Paek International Art Festival, Nake Art Museum, Korea.
361 hours of dialogue, Broadway Gallery, Amman, Jordan
Soul, University of Sunderland, U.K.
Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of
2006 Nomad art gallery, Islamabad
vm Rangoon wala centre art gallery
Khaas Art Gallery
Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of
Immerging Talent, VM gallery, Karachi
2005 Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of
Thesis show, National College of Arts
2002 Painting exhibition on rights of women, group show organized by Sachet, Best Western Hotel,

Artist Residencies

2008 Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai