Bio

Naiza H. Khan

naizakhan@gmail.com | www.naizakhan.com

Born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, in 1968, Naiza Khan currently lives in London. She is Professional Advisor at the Department of Visual Studies, University of Karachi, and a member of the Board of Governors, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

 

Education

1987–90

BFA, University of Oxford, Somerville College, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, UK

 

1986-87

Foundation course, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

All exhibitions with published catalogues are marked with an asterisk (*).

 

2015

Undoing / Ongoing, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK*

 

2014

The Weight of Things, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

The Weight of Things II, Khaas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan *
Disrupting the Alignment, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

 

2013

In This Landscape, Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury, UK

Naiza Khan: Karachi Elegies, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

 

2010

Restore the Boundaries: The Manora Project, Rossi & Rossi and Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE*

 

2008

The Skin She Wears, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK*

Iron Clouds, Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan*

Iron Clouds, Rohtas, Islamabad, Pakistan*

 

2007

Heavenly Ornaments, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

 

2006

Bare the Fact, Bear the Fact, Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, India*

 

2004

Exhale, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

 

2000

Voices Merge, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

 

1995

La Linea Negra, Gallery 7, Hong Kong

 

1993

Points of Departure, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

All exhibitions with published catalogues are marked with an asterisk (*).

 

2015

The Map Is Elsewhere (forthcoming), Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

Small Worlds, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

Numaish-Urban Interventions in Public Space, various public venues, Karachi, Pakistan

The Science of Taking a Walk, Gandhara-Art, Karachi, Pakistan

And Nothing but the Truth: Parrhesia II, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

Projections, a project by the Tentative Collective, Karachi, Pakistan

 

2014

First International Print Biennial, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

Stills of Peace and Everyday Life, Museo Capitolare di Atri, Atri, Italy

Trajectories: 19th–21st Century Printmaking from India and Pakistan, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE*

Et in Arcadia Ego, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

 

2013

Mapping Gender: Bodies & Sexualities in Contemporary Art across the Global South, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India*

Liquid Asia by MAP Office, Duddell’s, Hong Kong

Liquid Asia by MAP Office in 14th Circuito Off, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

Metropolis: Reflections on the Modern City, Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Intimacy, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

Women of Substance, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

 

2012

Reactivation, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China*

Cross-Currents: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Art of the Islamic World, I.D.E.A. at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, USA

Celebrating Art: 30 Years of Rohtas, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

Art Decoding Violence, XV Donna Biennale, PAC Museum, Ferrara, Italy*

 

2011

Shifting Ground: Faiza Butt and Naiza Khan, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, in conjunction with Rossi & Rossi, London, UK*

MAD in Karachi, Art Chowk, Karachi, Pakistan*

And Nothing but the Truth: The Problem with Parrhesia, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan*

Grafik Apparel: Interweaving Art and Fashion, London Print Studio, London, UK*

Distinct Voices, Diverse Impressions, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

 

2010

Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt*

Svelando l’utopia, Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

Boys and Girls Come out to Play, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

REsembleREassemble, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India*

Taking Issue, Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art & Design, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK*

Between Kismet and Karma: South Asian Women Artists Respond to Conflict, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK*

 

2009

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society Museum, New York, USA*

The Emperor’s New Clothes, Talwar Gallery, New York, USA*

Art HK 09, Hong Kong

 

2008

Arte Fiera di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach, USA

SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China

Desperately Seeking Paradise, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE*

Crossroads, Elementa, Dubai, UAE

Women of Light, Galerie Davide Gallo, Berlin, Germany

Let’s Draw the Line, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan*

 

2007

Figurative Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London, UK*

Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

Moving On: An Intensity of Space and Substance, Re-forming Landscape, Figurative Impulse, inaugural show, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan*

Multiple Editions: One, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan*

 

2006

7th Bharat Bhavan International Biennial of Print-Art, Bhopal, India

 

2005

Layers of Time and Space, ifa Galleries, Berlin and Stuttgart, Germany*

SCOPE London Art Fair, London, UK

One to One, 58 Works, 58 Years, 58 Artists, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan*

Beyond Borders: Art of Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India*

 

2004

Living Masters, Young Voices, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan*

Cover Girl: The Female Body and Islam in Contemporary Art, Ise Cultural Foundation, New York, USA

Another Dawn, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

2003

Anima e Corpo, 43rd Premio Suzzara, Suzzara, Italy*

8th National Exhibition, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

 

2002

Threads, Dreams and Desires: ArtSouthAsia, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK*

Gasworks Artists’ Residency Exhibition, London, UK

11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

2001

The Eye Still Seeks, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia*

 

2000

Pakistan: Another Vision: Fifty Years of Painting and Sculpture in Pakistan, Brunei Gallery, London, UK, and national tour*

Women of the World, White Columns, New York, USA*

 

1999

Lines of Desire, Pitshanger Manor & Gallery, London, UK*

 

1998

Lines of Desire, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, and national tour

1996

Group show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

1994

77th International Dhaka Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh

An Intelligent Rebellion: Women Artists of Pakistan, Bradford Art Gallery, Bradford, UK*

Seven for Seven, Gallery 7, Hong Kong

6th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

1993

Sculpture, Painting + Prints, Ziggurat Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

 

1992

Women Artists, Pakistan American Cultural Center, Karachi, Pakistan

8 Printmakers, Pakistan American Cultural Center, Karachi, Pakistan

 

1991

National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

Group show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

1990

Adam and Eve, The Young Unknowns Gallery, London, UK

Portobello Contemporary Arts Festival, Blenheim Gallery, London, UK

Open ’90, Bankside Gallery, Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, London, UK

 

1989

Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Oxford Central Library–Westgate, Oxford, UK

 

1988

Numaish Lalit Kala, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

Group show, Horizon Gallery, London, UK

 

1987

Mary Somerville Art Fair, Smith’s Gallery, London, UK

 

Video

2014

The Observatory (2012), Art Basel HK Film Sector, Art Basel HK, Hong Kong

 

2010

Restore the Boundaries and Homage, Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain, 2 November

4th Cairo Video Festival 
Video Art and Experimental Film, Cairo, Egypt

 

Curatorships

2010

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

 

2007

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

 

2005

Co-curator, Voices, Pakistan Development Forum, Islamabad, Pakistan

 

Awards

 

2013

Prince Claus Award, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, the Netherlands

Fine Arts Award, Tehzeeb Foundation, Pakistan

 

2011

PLS (Pakistan Lecture Series) Award, AIPS (American Institute of Pakistan Studies), USA

 

2009

Women of Strength Award, TV One, Pakistan

 

2006

Honourary mention, 7th Bharat Bhavan International Print Biennial, India

 

2003

Prize, 43rd Premio Suzzara, Italy

National Excellence Award, 8th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, Pakistan

 

2002

1st Lux Award for Visual Artist of the Year, Unilever, Pakistan

 

Bibliography

2015

Karin Zitzewitz, ‘Life in Ruins: Materiality, the City, and the Production of Critique in the Art of Naiza Khan’, in Journal of Asian Studies 74:2 (May 2015), 323–46.

Salima Hashmi, The Eye Still Seeks: Pakistani Contemporary Art, Penguin India, Gurgaon

 

2013

Naiza Khan, ArtAsiaPacific and the Broad Museum, Hong Kong

 

2012

Qiu Zhijie, Boris Groys, Johnson Chang (Chang Tsong-zung) and Jens Hoffmann, 9th Shanghai Biennale: Reactivation, Shanghai

‘Naiza Khan, Mobility and Exchange: Discourses Across Borders’, Art Spaces Directory, co-published by New Museum, New York, and ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong

Mobile Horizon: The Geography of Water, Naiza Khan in conversation with Nada Raza Sohbet: Journal of contemporary arts and culture, Issue 03, a joint publication of National College of Arts and oneninetwo, Lahore, Pakistan

 

2011

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

Rudolfine Lackner (ed.), 100 Years: For the Long Revolution, VBKÖ Festschrift, Vienna

 

2010

Samia Zaidi (ed.), Mazaar, Bazaar: Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan, Oxford University Press, Karachi

Iftikhar Dadi, Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill

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

 

2009

Elizabeth Bell (ed.), Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society Museum, New York

Iftikhar Dadi, ‘Ghostly Sufis and Ornamental Shadows: Spectral Visualities in Karachi’s Public Sphere’, in Comparing Cities: Middle East and South Asia, Kamran Asdar Ali and Martina Rieker (eds.), Oxford University Press, Karachi

 

2008

Salwat Ali, Journeys of the Spirit: Pakistan Art in the New Millennium, FOMMA, in association with Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Karachi

 

2007

Salima Hashmi and Yashodhara Dalmia, Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

Suad Joseph (ed.), Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, Vol. 5, BRILL, Boston

 

2006

Peter Siller (ed.), ‘Henna Hands, 2001’, Polar magazine, Issue 1, Berlin

John Holt, Fareda Khan, Alnoor Mitha, Dr. Jacques Rangasamy, Dr. Laura Turney (eds.),
Mappings ArtSouthAsia: A Visual and Cultural Dialogue Between Britain and South Asia, Shisha, Manchester

 

2005

Caroline Turner (ed.), Art and Social Change: Contemporary Art in Asia and the Pacific, Pandanus Books, Canberra

 

2004

Enrico Mascelloni, Caravan Café: Art from Central Asia, ACAS Services, Orvieto

 

2002

Salima Hashmi, Unveiling the Visible: Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan, ActionAid Pakistan, Islamabad

 

2000

Timothy Wilcox (ed.), Pakistan: Another Vision—50 Years of Painting and Sculpture in Pakistan, Brunei Gallery, London

S. Amjad Ali, Painters of Pakistan, National Book Foundation, Islamabad

 

1997

Salima Hashmi and Quddus Mirza, 50 Years of Visual Arts in Pakistan, Asia Society Museum, New York

 

1995

Nancy Reynolds and Saba Mahmood, eds, Contested Polities: Religious Disciplines and Structures of Modernity, a special issue of Stanford Humanities Review, 5(1), 1995, Stanford University, Palo Alto

 

1994

Salima Hashmi and Nima Poovaya-Smith (curators), An Intelligent Rebellion: Women Artists of Pakistan, Bradford Art Gallery, Bradford

 

Fellowships / Residencies

2012

Rybon Art Center, Tehran, Iran

 

2003

Gasworks Residency, London, UK

 

2001

Vasl International Artists’ Workshop (Triangle Arts Network), Gadani, Pakistan*

 

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