ADEEL UZ ZAFAR

Born in 1975, in Karachi, Pakistan, where he lives and works. Adeel received a BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1998.

Select Exhibitions/Projects

2014 Stranger Than Fiction, Gandhara-art, Karachi (solo show)
2014 Semblance of Order, Koel Gallery, Karachi (group exhibition)
2013 Extra/Ordinary 37 Do-It-Yourself Art ideas for free, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
(group exhibition)
2013 Semblance of Order, Parramatta Artists Studios, Sydney (group exhibition)
2013 Are you in Character? Gandhara-Art, Karachi (group exhibition)
2013 Protagonists, Fost Gallery - Gillman Barracks, Singapore (solo show)
2012 Ussman aur Mein, Koel Gallery, Karachi (group exhibition)
2012 Stop Play Pause Repeat, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (group exhibition)
2012 Let’s not talk about Politics, Gandhara-Art, Karachi (group exhibition)
2012 Mein, Koel Gallery, Karachi (group exhibition)
2012 Converging Lines (A suite of Drawings), Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan (group
exhibition)
2012 Letters to Taseer II, The Drawing Room, Lahore, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2011 Psychological Space, Indus Valley School Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2011 ICON- A Tribute to Film star RANI, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore (group exhibition)
2011 Silsila, Koel Gallery, Karachi (group exhibition)
2011 Two Person Show- Adeel uz Zafar & Ayaz Jokhio, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2010 The Rising Tide- New directions in Art from Pakistan 1990 -2010, The Mohatta Palace
Museum, Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2010 The Drawing Room at Slick Paris, The Palais de Tokyo and the Musée d’Art moderne de la
Villa de Paris, Paris, France ( group exhibition)
2010 Out of the Box- Box Print Portfolio, Indus Valley School Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
(group exhibition )
2010 Sanjh, an Art exhibition in support of efforts for the relief of the Flood Affectees, Alhamra Art
Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2010 On the Brink, Fost Gallery, Singapore (4 person show)
2010 RM Studio Residency International Show, Ejaz Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2010 One Square Mile, Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2009 Being a Man in Pakistan, Art Chowk- The Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2009 Size Does Matter, VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2009 Redo Pakistan, Other Asias (in collaboration with Shanaakht Festival), Arts Council,
Karachi, Pakistan (group exhibition)
2009 Gift to Pakistan, VASL (in collaboration with Shanaakht Festival), Arts Council, Karachi,
Pakistan (group exhibition)
2009 Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture (IVSA) Faculty show, IVSA Gallery, Karachi,
Pakistan (group exhibition)
2008 Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture Faculty Show, IVSA Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
(group exhibition)
1998 Degree Show, National College of Arts, Zahoor ul Ikhlaq Gallery, Pakistan (group exhibition)

Booth/Art Fair

2014 Gandhara-art at Art / Basel Hong Kong (15-18 May), Booth 1D07
2013 Gandhara-art at Art / Basel Hong Kong (23-26 May), Booth 1D07
2012 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF), ‘Earth / Body / Mind’ (25 November -21
December)
2012 VIP Art Fair
2012 Lawrie Shabibi at PULSE New York, Booth B6


Collections

Works in various private collections in Pakistan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris, USA, Mexico, Australia


Residencies

2014 Creative Fusion International Artists Residency, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio,
USA
2013 Parramatta Artists studios, in collaboration with Cicada Press (COFA, UNSW), Sydney,
Australia
2010 RM Studio Residency International, Lahore, Pakistan


Selected Illustration Projects

2012 Prerana & Lal Peela (Children Story Book- Bilingual edition), Kathalaya publications,
Kathmandu
2008 Urdu Readers (Series of Text books), Danish Publications, Karachi, Pakistan
2007 Zafran (Children Story Book), Paramount Publishing Enterprise, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 Just Like Other Kids (Children Story Book), The World Bank, Islamabad, Pakistan
2006 Oxford Progressive English (Series of Text Books), Oxford University Press, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 What Is In My Mouth? (Children Story Book-Bilingual edition), Human Rights Education Programme, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 Dirawna Dar (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 Head Start Readers (Series of Text Books), Danish Publications, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 The Mountain That Loved a Bird (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 Yahan Wahan Kahan (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 Mujhay Acha lagta hay (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 Oxford Social Studies for Pakistan (Series of Text books), Oxford University Press, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 A Tale of Two Kittens (Children Story Book-Bilingual edition), Human Rights Education Programme, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Beemar Dost (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Kantay ki Ani Par (Children Story Book), The Book Group, Karachi, Pakistan

Membership
2006 Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, USA

Participations
2013 Confirm-Confront- An international print exchange exhibition, Hong Kong Open Printshop,
Hong Kong
2004 14th Noma Concours Picture Book Illustrations, Japan
2002 13th Noma Concours Picture Book Illustrations, Japan
2000 12th Noma Concours Picture Book Illustrations, Japan

Teaching

2004-present Karachi Grammar School, Karachi
2008-2011 Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi
1998-2006 Karachi School of Art, Karachi