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:

Ali Kazim (b. 1979, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore. Graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2011); and National College of Arts, Lahore (2002). Permanent faculty member at National College of Arts, Lahore.  Awards include short listed for the BMW Art Journey prize at Art Basel Hong Kong (2018). Juried prize at the Inaugural Karachi Biennale (2017) The Land Securities Studio Award, London; and the Melville Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL, London (2011). Residencies include artist in residence at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; The Art House residency, Wakefield (2014); and the ROSL Travel Scholarship, Residency at Hospital Field, Scotland (2005). Select solo exhibitions include Of Darkness and Light, Rohtas II, Lahore (2016); Sacred Souls, Secret LivesRider, Green Cardamom, London (2009); and Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York (2006) . Select group exhibitions include Lahore Biennale 01 & 02 (2018 &2020); Asia Pacific Triennial, Queensland Brisbane, Australia (2018); Karachi Biennale 01 and 02 (2017& 2019); Human Image: master pieces of figurative art from the British Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul (2016); Dust, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015); Ethereal, Leilah Heller Gallery, New York (2014); Heritage Reinvented, Tryon St Gallery, London (2013); Oog in oog, Speelhuilaan 171, Breda (2009); 13th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka (2008); Curious Ties, The Lab Gallery, New York (2006); 9th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Lahore, Lahore (2005); and Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo (2003). His works are held in public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum, New York; Asia Pacific Museum, Pasadena; British Museum, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Samdani Foundation, Dhaka; Creative Cities Collection, Beijing; Devi Art Foundation, Delhi; and Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, Islamabad Airport, Pakistan.