HASNAT MEHMOOD

Born 1978, Jhelum, Pakistan

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, 2001
Mehmood is currently a lecturer in Fine Arts, Miniature Department, National College of Arts, Lahore

Lives and works in Jhelum, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Original Image May Vary, Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London

2006 Between Two worlds; Group show at Crow-eaters Gallery, Lahore
Beyond The Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Group show at Asia House and
Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Partitions: Contemporary Art from India and Pakistan, Group show at HNTB
Architecture, Washington D.C
Group show of Miniatures at Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Lila/Play: Contemporary Miniatures & New Art from South Asia, Australia
Landscape: Places real and imagined, Group show at Alhamra Gallery, Lahore

2005 The Artist's Face, Self-Portraits of our Times, Gallery Rohtas 2, Lahore
Contemporary Miniatures, Crow-eaters Gallery, Lahore
Karkhana, A Contemporary Collaboration, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT, USA
(Exhibition would be traveling to Asian Art Museum)
Voices, World Bank Office, Islamabad

2004 Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Playing with a Loaded Gun, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Green Cardamom @ Hosains, London

2003 Karkhana, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK
Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, K3 – Project Space, Zurich
Playing with a Loaded Gun, Apexart, New York (catalogue)
Miniatures Pakistanaises, Masion d'Art Contemporain Chaillioux,
Fresnes, France (Catalogue)
New Voices, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Around Miniature, Chawkandi Art, Karachi

2002 Paintings from Pakistan, Niavaran Gallery, Tehran
Stepping Out, Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore
Group show of Miniatures, Ejaz Gallery, Lahore
Translations, Rohtas 2 Gallery, Lahore

Workshops

2006 Demonstration of techniques of Miniature with Qamar Adamjee, Aldrich Museum CT, USA

Collections

British Museum, London UK
Fukuoka Museum of Asian Arts, Japan
Virginia Whiles, Curator and Art Historian
Salima Hashmi, Dean of BNU, School of Visual Arts, Lahore
Sajjida Haider Vandal, Principal National College of Arts, Lahore
Nazish Atta Ullah, Asst. Professor Printmaking, National College of Arts, Lahore


TAZEEN QAYYUM

Born 1973

B.F.A. in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (1996)
The artist lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2007-06 Directed and Coordinated Double Date, a collaborative inter-disciplinary performance project,
AKA Gallery, Saskatoon and Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003 Conceived, Directed and Coordinated Lady Excusing her Love Bites as Cat Scratches, a
collaborative performance artwork, produced by SAVAC, Canada
2001 Woven Narratives: New Miniatures, Gallery Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan
2000 Miniature Paintings, Gallery Jutner, AIR Program, Vienna, Austria

Select Group Exhibitions

2009 Contemporary art exhibit, featuring Pakistani artists Farida Batool, Adeela Suleman and
Tazeen Qayyum at Aicon Gallery, New York
2009 Failed States: recent work by Tazeen Qayyum and Adeela Suleman, Aicon Gallery, London
2008 Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto and New York
2008 Elusive Realities: recent works by Tazeen Qayyum and Sumaira Tazeen, Chawkandi Gallery,
Karachi, Pakistan
2007-08 Urban Myths & Modern Fables, curated by Haema Sivanesan, University of Technology,
Sydney and 24Hr Art, Darwin, Australia and Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto
Scarborough, Canada
2007 Never promised you a Rose Garden: Art of Pakistan, private collection of Brigitte Neubacher,
Palais Palffy, Vienna, Austria
Homecoming, curated by Atteqa Ali, National Gallery of Pakistan, Islamabad
Dialogue with Tradition, curated by M. Imran Quraishi, National Gallery of
Pakistan, Islamabad
Women Looking East, curated by Steven Spennel, University of Rhode Island, Providence
Campus, U.S.A.
2006 Contemporary Miniatures: Between Two Worlds, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Gendering Detail, Contemporary Miniature Paintings, curated by Kristy Phillips,
Art Square Gallery and SAGA (South Asian Gallery of Art) Toronto, Canada
2005 Ongoing Dialogue, Foresight Art Center, Amman, Jordon
A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists, curated by Enrico
Mascelloni, Salima Hasmi and Duccio K. Marignoli, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii and
Musee des Beaux, Rouen, France
Miniatures, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
Bartlett Center for the Arts, Oklahoma State University, USA
2004 JALA- Japan Afro-Asian Latin American Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum,
Japan
2003 Bolly>Lolly>Holly>Tolly, a SAVAC member exhibition, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
43rd Suzzara Prize 2003-Spirit and Body; between tradition and cybernetics,
curated by Enrico Mascelloni , Padova, Italy
3rd Annual Exhibition by the Canadian Society of Miniature painters, Sculptors and Gravers, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.
Negotiating Borders; Miniature Paintings, curated by Salima Hashmi, Siddhartha Art Gallery,
Kathmandu, Nepal.
2002 2nd Painting Biennale, Saba Cultural and Artistic Center, Tehran, Iran
Miniatures, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
10th Asian Biennale, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2001 Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, curated by Salima Hashmi, Athens, Greece
and Warsaw, Poland
2000 Contemporary Miniature Paintings, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Contemporary Miniatures, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Miniature Paintings, Offset Portfolio Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan
1996 Degree Show, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
1995 Miniaturists, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

Achievements and Awards

2008 Project Grant for emerging artists, Toronto Arts Council, Canada
2006 Access and Career Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
2006 Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
2000 UNESCO Bursary for a three-month residency in Vienna, Austria
1997 Pioneer member, The Offset Portfolio Centre- a resource centre which maintains a database on
the works of artists from Pakistan
1997-2000 Organized seven group and eight solo exhibitions of various artists at The Offset Portfolio
Centre.
1999 Teaching, Art of Miniature Painting
1996 Award of Excellence, performance, National College of Arts, Lahore
1992-1996 Three Gold Medals for puppet making and performance, by The Puppeteers NCA, Pakistan

Collections

National Gallery of Amman, Jordon
National Art Gallery, Nepal
Federal Chancellery, Vienna, Austria



TALHA RATHORE


Born in 1970, Gujranwala, Pakistan

B.A Fine Art (specialized in Miniature Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan (1995)
UNESCO Bursary for young artists (1997)

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Select Solo Exhibitions

2008 Memory/Metamorphosis, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Unclaimed Territories, Aicon Gallery, New York
2007 Seeking, Seeping, Spreading, Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi
2003 Bose Pacia Modern Gallery, New York
1998 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1996 Alliance Francaise Gallery French Center, Lahore, Pakistan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Threshold: Forging Narratives in South Asian Contemporary Art, Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 Conversations Across Cultures: South Asian Imaginaries, Columbia
University, New York, USA.
2007 Lahore Lovelies, Aicon Gallery, London
Continuity and Change: Islamic Tradition in Contemporary Art, The Williamsburg Art and
Historical Center, New York
2006 Gendering Details, Art Square Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Karkhana, a contemporary collaboration, The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
2005 Karkhana, a contemporary collaboration The Aldrich, Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut
Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
Re-Inventing Narratives, La Galerie Mohamed el Fassi, Rabat, Morocco
2004 Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
Karkhana Show, Rochedale, UK
Fine Art Resource Gallery, Berlin
2003 Siddhartha Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal
2002 Borderless Terrain, Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Transforming Tradition: Contemporary Visions from Pakistan, World Bank Art Gallery,
Washington D.C.
United Nation Gallery, New York
2001 In an Exuberant and Profuse Manner, Bose Pacia Gallery, New York
2000 Pakistan Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, London; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK;
Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK
1999 International Exhibition of Common Wealth, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998 Sanskrit Kendra Village, New Delhi
1997 Art Connoisseur Gallery, London
Gallery Martini, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Centre Gallery, Hong Kong
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Gallery, Hong Kong

Awards

1995 1st Prize, Artist Association of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Distinguish Artist Award, Pakistan Art Academy, Lahore, Pakistan.
1990 1st Position, Fine Art Exhibition, Gujranwala, Pakistan.



MUHAMMAD ZEESHAN

Born 1980, in Mirpurkhas

B.F.A. Miniature Painting from National College of Arts, Lahore (2000-2003)

Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Select Solo Exhibitions
2008 Profane Illuminations, Aicon Gallery, New York
Rohtas II Gallery, Lahore
Anant Art Gallery, Mumbai
2007 Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi
Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

Select Group Exhibitions

2007 Does size matter II? Curated by Bhavna Kakar, Mumbai
Dialogue with tradition, curated by Imran Qureishi, National Art Gallery, Islamabad
Contemporary Arts from Pakistan, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York
From Pakistan to Montmartre, curated by Mannan Ibrahim, Gallerie Chappe, Paris
Configurations, Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 Lila/Play: Contemporary Miniatures and new art from South Asia, curated by Haema
Sivanesan, Melbourne, Australia
2005 Contemporary Chronicles, Art Alive, New Delhi
Miniatures Contemporaines du Pakistan Villefranche de Rouergue


Awards and Scholarships

2007 Charles Wallace Scholarship
2003 Bhatti Fashion Show Scholarship
2002 Grant Scholarship

Collections include

Asal collection, London; Fukouka Asian Art Museum; Austrian Consulate, Lahore