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). Awards include The Land Securities Studio Award, London; and the Melville Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL, London (2011). Residencies include 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 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.