Fall 2011 South Asia Seminar Series
Thu, October 13, 2011 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)
"The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan over the last decade"
Naiza Khan was educated at Somerville College, Oxford University studying at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. Over the span of her career she has immersed herself in an art historical language that is rich and uncompromising, focusing on observations of gender and its political manifestations. Her interest in possible interventions into public and urban space has led her into a long-term investigation of Manora Island, just off the coast of Karachi.
Naiza is a founding member and former coordinator for the Vasl Artists’ Collective (part of the Triangle Network) and has been Fine Art Faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi. Selected group exhibitions include Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society, New York (2009) and Beyond Borders: Art of Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (2005). Her recent solo was Restore the Boundaries: the Manora Project, a special project exhibited by Rossi & Rossi at Art Dubai (2010). In 2011, she curated The Rising Tide - New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990-2010 at the Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, the first such survey of contemporary Pakistani art to be held within Pakistan.
Naiza lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan with her husband and three children.