"Let's Fly First Class!"

Recent works by Sana Arjumand
May 27 - June 14, 2010
New York

SANA ARJUMAND

Born 1982 in Karachi, Pakistan

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)

Sana Arjumand's paintings and mixed media canvasses explore 'the set-up of society, social responsibility…confusion of identity, the role of religions vs. culture and the constant dilemma of being the "young, modern Pakistani female"'. Frequently employing symbolism, most notably elements from the Pakistani flag, to express notions such as national pride or political oppression, her work expresses the artist's dual response towards her Pakistani identity: her pride and belief in her nationality and cultural heritage twinned with a desire to embrace the modern world, and her frustration with those whose actions and ideas might hinder this.

The artist lives and works in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Select Solo Shows

2010 "Let's Fly 1st Class!" Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
Galary 6, Islamabad


Select Group Shows

2010 "Once Upon a Wonderland" Exhibit 320, New Delhi, India
"Across the Frontier" Apparao Galleries, Delhi, India
2009 "Redo Pakistan" Flux Festival, London, U.K.
Indian Art Summit, Delhi, India
"Celbrating Karachi"
"Tales of the City" National College of Arts, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
"Redo Pakistan" Shanakht Festival, Karachi, Pakistan
"Honor Killing" Pakistan National Council of the Arts
"Going Places" Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Dubai Art Fair 2009, Aicon Gallery Booth, U.A.E.
2008 "Unseen Visions: Contemporary Painting in Pakistan" East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
"As It Seems or As Far As the Eye Can See" National College of Arts, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Hong Kong Art Fair, Aicon Gallery Booth, Hong Kong
"Group Show" Alhamra National Council of the Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Dubai Art Fair 2008, Aicon Gallery Booth, U.A.E.
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
"Drawings of the Soul" University of Sunderland, U.K.
Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of Punjab
2006 Nomad art gallery, Islamabad
VM Art Gallery, Rangoon Wala Centre Art Gallery
Khaas Art Gallery
Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of Punjab
2005 Alhamra National Council of the Arts, national exhibition organized by Artists Association of Punjab
Thesis show, National College of Arts
2002 Painting exhibition on rights of women, group show organized by Sachet, Best Western Hotel, Islamabad


Artist Residencies

2010 RM Residency International, Lahore, Pakistan
2009 Art Omi, Ghenet, New York
2008 Institute of Contemporary Indian Art, Mumbai