Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq


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Shanay Jhaveri, Assistant Curator of South Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; James Fox, art historian and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Year 2017
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions 29.7 x 21.0 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq:

Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq (b.1982, Falkirk, Scotland, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at The Slade School of Art, London, UK and Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. Ashfaq’s work combines traditions of abstraction in Islamic art, Western modernism, and the art of science fiction.  This results in striking geometric sculptures and wall pieces that are entirely unique to his cross-cultural identity as a Pakistani artist working and living in London. Select exhibitions include BLACK SUN, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK (2017); What’s up 2.0, curated by Lawrence van Hagen, 94 Portland Place, London, UK (2016); Romanticism and the Sublime, Lubomirov Angus Hughes, London, UK (2016); It’s Me to the World, with Marina Abramović, Dorothy Cross, Richard Long, Hannah Rickards and Corin Sworn, Modern Art Oxford, UK (2016); What we all lack, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK (2016); ROD, curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal, Embassy Gardens, London, UK (2015); Mohammed Qasim Ashfaq, Cairn, Fife, Scotland, UK (2013); and Make me a black hole and I will believe you, Amrita Jhaveri Space, Mumbai, IN (2011).