Bio

Naiza H Khan
naizakhan@gmail.com www.naizakhan.com

Education

1987-90 BFA Somerville College, University of Oxford
Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
1986-87 Foundation Course, Wimbledon School of Art, UK

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010

Restore the Boundaries-The Manora Project *
Rossi & Rossi ARTDubai Dubai

2008

The skin she wears* Rossi & Rossi London

2008

Iron Clouds I * Rohtas II Lahore

2008

Iron Clouds II * Rohtas Gallery Islamabad

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

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011

Amelia Johnson Gallery (forthcoming) Hong Kong

2010

Manifesta 8, Chamber of Public Secrets Murcia, Spain
Cairo Biennale Cairo
Medrar 4th Cairo Video Festival Cairo
Svelando L’utopia - Alberto Peola Torino
Between Kismet and Karma Leeds Art Gallery Leeds

2009

Hanging Fire* Asia Society Gallery and Museum New York
The Emperor’s New Cloths Talwar Gallery New York

2008

Arte Fiera di Bologna Bologna
Pulse Art Fair Miami
ShContemporary Shanghai
Desperately seeking paradise* Art Dubai Dubai
Crossroads* Elementa Dubai

2007

Figurative Pakistan* Aicon Gallery London
Contemporary Art from Pakistan Thomas Erben Gallery New York
Moving On* Inaugural show National Art Gallery Islamabad
Multiple editions-one* Chawkandi Art Karachi

2006

7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art Bhopal

2005

Layers of time and space* Ifa Gallery Berlin/Stuttgart
Beyond Borders – Art of Pakistan
National Gallery of Modern Art Bombay

2004

Living Masters - Young Voices* Alhamra Lahore
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

Threads, dreams and desires: ArtSouthAsia*
Harris Museum Preston UK
Gasworks Studios Artist’s Residency London

2001

The Eye Still Seeks* Ivan Doughty Gallery, UNSW Sydney
Vasl International Artists’ Workshop Gadani, Pakistan
2000 Another Vision* Fifty years of painting and sculpture in Pakistan
Brunei Gallery London
* Catalogued shows

 

Awards

2011

Pakistan Lecture Series awarded by American Institute of
American Studies (AIPS) USA

2009

Women of Strength Award TVone Pakistan

2006

7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print India

2003

Prize, 43rd Premio Suzzara Itlay

2003

National Excellence Award, 8th National Exb. Visual Arts Pakistan

2002

Unilever 1st Lux Award: Visual Artist of the year Pakistan

 

Published Articles And Essays

2010

The Rising Tide: Catalogue essay alongside the exhibition.
Published by Mohatta Palace Museum

2009

Henna Hands: Mazaar, Bazaar: Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan. Published by Oxford University Press, Karachi with the Price Claus Fund.

2009

Through the Lens of the Political: Asian Art Archive HK. Perspectives Sept. issue
Power to the Artist: Pakistan Report. Art Asia Pacific 10 year Almanac 2009

2008

Edmonton Print Biennale catalogue

2008

New Media Art – Interview with Faisal Anwar. Newsline

2006

In conversation with Johan Pijnappel. Online Vasl Website

2006

‘Ground Realities’ – the Vasl Workshop, Pakistan Triangle Network Book

2005

‘Catalysts of Change’ – Imran Qureshi / Ayesha Khalid. Herald
2003 Lines of Desire –Review of Anwar Saeed’s work. News

2002

‘Tufseel’ – review of Anwar Saeed’s work. Herald

 

Curatorial Projects

2010

‘The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990-2010’
Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi

2007

‘Drawing the Line’ part of the inaugural exhibition at National Art Gallery, Islamabad

2005

Co-curator ‘Voices’ Pakistan Development Forum, Islamabad
Naiza is former co-ordinator and founding member of the Vasl Artists’ Collective.
From 1991 - 2008, she has been part of the Fine Art Faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

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