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


Ali Kazim

Untitled (Storm Series)

Top Pick

Vanessa Jackson, artist, Fatos Üstek, Curator, Art Night 2017

Year 2016
Medium Watercolour on Wasli paper
Dimensions 30.2 x 22.2 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Ali Kazim:

Born 1979 Pakistan, Ali Kazim lives and works in Lahore. Graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2011); and National College of Arts, Lahore (2002). 

Kazim's work is held in public and private collections including Metropolitan Museum New York; British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum London; Queensland Art Gallery Australia; Burger Collection Hong Kong; Creative Cities Collection Beijing; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Samdani Foundation, Dhaka; and Kemal Lazar Foundation.

Selected solo exhibitions include Of Darkness and Light, Rohtas II, Lahore (2016); Untitled installation (hair sculpture), Rohtas II, Lahore (2015); Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai, Mumbai (2013); Rider, Green Cardamom, London (2009); Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford (2008); and Sacred Souls, Secret Lives, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York and Green Cardamom, London (2006). Selected group exhibitions include Lahore Biennale 01 & 02 (2018 &2020); Asia Pacific Triennial, Brisbane (2018); Karachi Biennale 01 and 02 (2017& 2019); Drawing Biennial, Drawing Room, London (2017 &2019); Human Image: master pieces of figurative art from the British Museum, Seoul Arts Center (2016); The Missing One, OCA, Oslo (2016); Dust, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015); Ethereal, Leilah Heller Gallery, New York (2014); Portraits, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis and London (2013); Treasures of the World’s Culture, Museumsmeile, Bonn (2012); and Drawn from life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal and touring (2011).

Residencies include the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The Art House Residency, Wakefield; and Art OMI Residency, New York. Awards include the inaugural Karachi Biennale jury prize; finalist for the Catlin Prize; The Land Securities Studio Award, London; and Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL, London.