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Manora Field Notes, Naiza Khan, Pavilion of Pakistan, 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2019. Ed. Zahra Khan, Essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Zahra Khan, Emilia Terracciano, Aamir R Mufti, Mousse Publishing

The Sea is History, 2017, Ed. Selene Wendt, Essays by Christian Campbell, Manthia Diawara, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Kei Miller, Annie Paul, Ishion Hutchinson, Nyugen E. Smith and Derek Walcott, Skira Publishing

Life in Ruins: Materiality, the City, and the Production of Critique in the Art of Naiza Khan. Karin Zitzewitz, Journal of Asian Studies 74:2 (May), 323–46.

The Eye Still Seeks: Pakistani Contemporary Art, 2017, Ed. Salima Hashmi. Essays by Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid, Mohammad Hanif, Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi.  Published by Penguin India, Gurgaon

Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian Women Artists Respond to Conflict, 2011. Essays by Fareeda Khan, Ananya Kabir, Daisy Hasan, and Pippa Kenyon-Leigh, Shisha, Manchester

Mazaar, Bazaar: Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan, 2009. Ed. Samia Zaidi, Oxford University Press, Karachi

Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia, Iftikhar Dadi, 2010. University of North Carolina Press

Asian Art Now, 2009, Melissa Chiu and Benjamin Genocchio, Crown Publishing Group, New York

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, 2009, Ed. Elizabeth Bell. Essays by Salima Hashmi, Ayesha Jalal, and Mohsin Hamid, Asia Society Museum, New York

Comparing Cities, Ghostly Sufis and Ornamental Shadows: Spectral Visualities in Karachi’s Public Sphere, 2009, Iftikhar Dadi. Edited by Kamran Ali & Martina Rieker, Oxford University Press, Pakistan

Monograph: Naiza Khan, 2013, Essays by Iftikhar Dadi,  Salima Hashmi, Karin Zitzewitz and Nafisa Rizvi, ArtAsiaPacific.

The Rising Tide, New Directions in Art From Pakistan 1990 – 2010, 2010 Ed.Naiza Khan. Essays by Arif Hasan , Mohammad Hanif, Salima Hashmi, Durriya Kazi, Naiza Khan, Quddus Mirza. Mohatta Palace Museum, 2010

Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: The Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan, 2007, Salima Hashmi and Yashodara Dalmia, Oxford University Press

Mapping Art South Asia: A visual and cultural dialogue between Britain and South Asia, 2006, edited John Holt, Essays by Pooja Sood, Huma Mulji, Jyotindra Jain, Iftikhar DadiI and Anoli Pereda, Shisha Publishing

Art and Social Change, Art in Asia and the Pacific, 2005, Edited by Caroline Turner, Essays by Glen St. J. Barcley, Jennifer Webb, Geeta Kapur and Charles Merewether, Pandanus Books

Unveiling the Visible Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan, 2002, Salima Hashmi, Sang-e-Meel Publications


Manora Field Notes is a project in three parts, an iteration of the artist’s long-standing and evolving engagement with Manora Island +

part I (video stills)




between Two Oceans is an ongoing project that began with research into the history of South Asian +


Set in a moment Yet still moving is a series of field notes +


These watercolour-drawings explore ideas of the land as an assemblage of nature +


These drawings reflect on the sedimented nature of objects +

Charcoal, conte and graphite on paper 70.75 x 100cm 2017

The series of watercolour-drawings, Karachi Elegies produced between +