Roohi Ahmed

Education

1999 Advanced Drawing, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

1992 BA in Fine Arts, Karachi School of Arts, Karachi, Pakistan

1986 Bachelor of Science (pre-engineering), University of Karachi, Karachi,
Pakistan.

Exhibitions

2006 Artists’ Voices: Body Beyond the Nude, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi,
Pakistan
Artists’ Voices: Calligraphy, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2005 Street Art Inspirits, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Beyond Borders, NGMA, Mumbai, India

2004 11th Asian Art Biennale, Shilpakala Academy Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003 Group Show, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
8th National Exhibition of the Visual Arts, Al Hamra, Lahore, Pakistan

2002 Aar Paar 2, Indian Pakistani artist exchange, Mumbai, India and Karachi,
Pakistan
Kara-Art 2002, Group Show, SG Forum Art Gallery, Alliance Francaise,
Karachi, Pakistan

2001 National Exhibition of Ceramic and Sculpture, National Art Gallery,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Group Show, Chokhandi Gallery, Karachi
Kara-Art 2001, SG Forum Art Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Karachi
VASL Workshop, The Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Takhti Exhibition- 2001, Gallerie Sadquain, Karachi, Pakistan

2000 Aar Par, Indian and Pakistani Artist Exchange, Mumbai, India and Karachi,
Pakistan
The Experiemental Space, Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan
Kara-Art 2000, SG Forum Art Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Karachi,Pakistan
Pakistan: Another Vision- 50 Years of Painting and Sculpture from
Pakistan, Presented by Asia House and Arts and the Islamic World,
exhibited in galleries throughout England

1999 Citiscapes, Gallerie Sadequain, Karachi
Group Show, Engro Chemicals Pak (Ltd.) Residential Colony, Daharki,
Sukker

1997 High, Low and In Between, A.N. Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Group show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1996 7th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
Pakistan
Group Show, British Council Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1995 Kanagawa International Print Exhibition, Kanagawa Kenmin Gallery,
Kanagawa, Japan

1994 Art Caravan, A truck painted in the spirit of a moving art gallery that
journeyed across Pakistan.
6th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
Pakistan

Residencies

2003 VASL- International Artists Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 VASL- International Artists’ Workshop, Gaddani, Pakistan
2000 Work and travel with a theatre group in Germany for three months

Cyra Ali

Education

2006-10 B.F.A. (Major in Painting, Minor in Sculpting), Indus Valley School of Art
and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Solo Exhibition

2011 Art Fest Fundraiser, Grandeur Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2011 Moderate or Otherwise, Art Chowk, Karachi
Emerging Talent 2011, V.M. Gallery, Karachi
Art Loot Mar, The Second Floor (t2f), Karachi

Awards & Honors

2010 Abu Shamim Award for Best Research in Fine Art
Overall Distinction in Fine Art
Valedictorian of Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture

Sara Khan

Education

2004-07 BA Visual Studies, Honors, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan

Exhibitions

2011 Mad in Karachi-3D, Art Chowk Gallery, Curated by Munawar Ali, Karachi,
Pakistan
Redefining the Miniature, Modula Conceptio, Curated by Camilla H.
Chaudhary, Dubai, UAE 2010
The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art of Pakistan 1999-2010, Mohatta
Palace, Karachi, Pakistan
Being There, Koel Gallery, curated by Adeela Suleman Karachi, Pakistan

2009 Recent Work by Graduates of Karachi University Department of Visual
Studies, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan
Mapping the Journeys: New Adventures in Miniature Painting’, Vogue Art
Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Starring The Artists IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2008 Emerging Talent Show, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Visual Studies Show, Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Five Person Show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan


Awards & Honors

2010 Selected for the Sovereign Art Prize, Hong Kong, China
Residency

2009 VASL, Karachi, Pakistan

Publications

2010 "Pakistan's Palette of Blood and Tears", 'The Rising Tide: New Directions in
Art of Pakistan 1990-2010', Art and Design, The New York Times by Jane
Perlez

2008 “Emerging Talent 2008”, Nukta Art Magzine, the Anxious century, vol 3 .
by Nafisa Rizvi

Hassan Mujtaba

Education

2009 BFA, School of Visual Arts, Beaconhouse National Univeristy, Lahore

Select Exhibitions

2011 VASL Rawan International Residency at Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad,
Pakistan
ICON Tribute to Film Star Rani, in collaboration with Rohtas II Gallery at
Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2010 Two Person Show Indus Valley School of Arts and Design, Karachi,
Pakistan
Back to Back, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Back to Back, Two person show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

2009 Patrons of, Oh My God I Can Buy Art, Gray Noise Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Lines of Control , exhibition work commissioned for Muhammad Zeeshan
BNU Degree Show, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2007 13 Satellites, Public Interactive Art Project Exhibition, VASL Artists’
Collective Residency, German Cultural Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
Shnakhat Project, video show curated by Shalalae Jamil, organized by
Citizens Archive Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan

Publications

2010 Nigaah Arts and Culture from South Asian ‘The Talent Ahead’ Vol. 1 FIVE

Residencies

2011 VASL Rawan Internation Residency, organized by VASL Art Collective,
Islamabad, Pakistan

Seher Naveed

Education

2008-09 M.A. of Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,
London, U.K.

2007-04 B.A. (Painting and Photography), Indus Valley School of Art and
Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

2001-03 A-Levels, School of Advanced Studies, Karachi Pakistan

1999-01 O-Levels, Beaconhouse School System, Karachi, Pakistan

Exhibitions

2009 MAFA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College, London, UK
Interim Show, Central Saint Martins College, Barge Hourse OXO
Tower, London, UK

2008 Nehemiahs, Group Painting Show, Karachi, Pakistan
Arts Council Group Show, Katmandu, Nepal
Rohtas Gallery, Group Show, Islamabad, Pakistan 2008

2007 Degree Show, Indus Valley School
Commune Gallery Group Painting Show, Karachi, Pakistan
Canvas Gallery, Photography Show, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 Canvas Gallery, Badin Charity Painting Exhibition, Karachi Pakistan


Awards & Honors

2007 Painting thesis scholarship awarded by V.M. Rangoonwala Trust

2005 Runner up in Landscape Competition by the Naqsh All Pakistan Art
Gala, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering, 2005
Residencies

2008 SUTRA, Painting Residency, Nepal

Publications

2008 Strokes to Ponder, The News International, Luavut Zahid
Refreshingly Green- Karara Exhibition’ Sheema Zain, Business
Recorder
Young Artists Saadi Khali, The Daily Times
Artists Work: A Defining Event’ Marjorie Husain, The Dawn

Abdullah M.I. Syed

Education

2006-10 B.F.A. (Major in Painting, Minor in Sculpting), Indus Valley School of
Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan

Select Solo Exhibition

2010 Buzzing (Bhin-bhenahut), V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2009 Buzzing, Kudos Gallery and COFA Space, Sydney, Australia

2007 Born to Be, V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi

2004 Subliminal Voids, V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi

2001 Threading: Part Known, Part Unknown, Galleria Sadequain, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2011 A Whole New World, Third Party Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
The Sound of Drawing, Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Dalian, China
MOVIE NIGHT VOL. 4: GLOBAL HOUSE VIDEO SCREENINGS
KUNSTHALLE GWANGJU,Republic of Korea - Traveling exhibition

Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints from
CICADA Press, COFA UNSW, International Exhibition Hall, Art Museum
of National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan
And nothing but the truth: The problem with Parrhesia, IVS gallery,
Karachi, Pakistan
Whitewash: Site Specific Drawing Project, Gandhara Art, Karachi,
Pakistan
Imigi(ni)ng Cities: A South-South Dialogue, Amin Gulgee gallery,
Karachi – Traveling exhibition
2010 The Rising Tide: Contemporary Art of Pakistan from 1990 to 2010,
Mohatta Palace Museum, Blacktown Art Prize: Blacktown Art Centre,
Sydney, Australia
Tim Olson Drawing Prize, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Resemble Reassemble: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Devi Art
Foundation, New Delhi, India

2009 Moving Images, Poppy Seed, Karachi, Pakistan
Figure of Speech, Two person Exhibition (Cicada Residency),
Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan
India Art Summit (India’s Modern and Contemporary Art Fair), New
Delhi, India
How Nations are Made, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK
Delhi, India
Lines of Control, V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Bushwhacked, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Place, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2008 Simply Paper, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Let’s Draw the Line, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2007 Dislocation, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Draw Your Soul Project, Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, UK
Moving Ahead, (Inaugural Exhibition), National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
Pakistan
Sohni Dharti, Karachi Arts Council, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 3rd ASNA Clay Triennial, International, Karachi, Pakistan
256 Shades, V M Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
6/6: The Labyrinth, V. M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2005 Something Purple: Media Art From Pakistan, Artist Commune, Hong
Kong, China
Two Person Ceramic Sculptures Exhibition, Ripples series, Khaas
Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
1st M A Rangoonwala Visual Arts Award Exhibition, V M Art Gallery,
Karachi, Pakistan

2003 Edge Art Now, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, USA

2001-02 UCO Art & Design Faculty Show, Central Museum Of Art, Edmond,
Oklahoma, USA

2002 Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still, Stage Center, Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, USA


Awards & Honors

2011 Celeste Art Prize, (catalogue selection), New York

2010 Blacktown Art Prize (Winner - Works on Paper), Blacktown Art
Centre, Sydney
Tim Olson Drawing Prize (First Runners Up), Kudos gallery, Sydney

2009 UIPA - UNSW Postgraduate Scholarship (PhD), University of New
South Wales, Sydney

2006 COFA’s Senior Artist from Asia Scholarship, University of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia

2003 Installation Artist Award, Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO),
Oklahoma

2002 New Artist in Mixed Media Award, Individual Artists of Oklahoma
Oklahoma

1999 The Kennedy Center/ACTF XXXII, Program & Poster, Award of
Excellence, Dallas, Texas

Publications

2010 One Stone at a Time - Australian Art in Karachi, Imprint, Winter/June
Issue, Print Council of Australia, Sydney
Seen | Unseen, Collaborative Catalogue essay with Roohi Ahmed,
Survey of Prints by Michael Kempson, V M Art Gallery, Karachi
Where All the Butterflies Go, Catalogue essay, Survey of Drawings by
Michael Esson, V M Art Gallery, Karachi, pg 4-10

Residencies

2011-12 Blacktown Studio’s Artist in Residence, Sydney, Australia
2008-09 Cicada Press Residency, College of Fine Arts, Sydney, Australia

Iqra Tanveer

Education

2009 Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education, Beaconhouse National
University, Lahore

2006 B.A. in Fine Arts with Distinction, Department of Visual Studies,
University of Karachi

Exhibitions

2008 6 Degrees of Separation, VASL, Karachi, Pakistan
Open Studio, VASL, Indus Valley, Karachi, Pakistan

2007 Emerging Talents, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 6/6 Abdullah Syed, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Collaboration with Christine Mackie, VM Art Gallery, Karachi,
Pakistan
2005 Site specific installation at Sandspit, Karachi, Pakistan

2004 Sindh Festival, Danishgah, Karachi, Pakistan


Residencies

2008 The Lahore Residency, VASL, Lahore, Pakistan
2008 Taaza Tareen III, VASL, Karachi, Pakistan

Awards & Honors

2007 Scholarship from Rangoonwala Trust in collaboration with VM art
Gallery

Ehsan Ul Haq

Education

2004-08 BA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Beacon house National
University, Lahore, Pakistan
2008-09 Post-graduation diploma in Art Education, School of Visual Arts,
Beacon House National University, Beacon house, Lahore, Karachi

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Systems of Organization, Solo show at Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore,
Pakistan
Resemble, Reassemble, Group show of Contemporary art from Pakistan,
Art Foundation, India.

2009 Life is Elsewhere, Solo show at Rohtas Gallery 2, Lahore, Pakistan
Playground, Group show at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Through Other Eyes at Herbert, Jordan Well, Coventry, UK
Lahore Residency group show at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2008 Ship of Hope, Public art project in collaboration with a group of artists at
canal of Lahore, Pakistan
Media as Medium, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany

2007 13 Satellites, Group show at Goethe Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
Media as Medium, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany
Media as Medium, University of the Arts Berlin, Germany