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 Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Ali Kazim:

Ali Kazim (b. 1979, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.  Received his BFA degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2011).  He has received a number of awards including finalist for the Catlin Prize, UK; The Land Securities Studio Award, London, UK; Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL, London; Young Painter Award, Lahore Arts Council, Pakistan.  Residencies include The Art House Residency, Wakefield, UK; Art OMI artist residency, New York, USA; ROSL Travel Scholarship: Residency at Hospital Field, Scotland; Vasl Residency, Triangle Arts Trust, Karachi, Pakistan; and International Artist Camp, George Kyet Foundation, Sri Lanka. Select group exhibitions include Human Image: master pieces of figurative art from British Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Korea; Dust, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Poland; Portraits, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis and London; Heritage Reinvented, Tryon St Gallery, London; Be a Man, Summaria Lunn Art Gallery, London; Creative Cities Collection, Barbican Exhibition Hall London; Chosen, Artgate Gallery, NYC; Catlin Prize, Londoncastle Project Space, London; Drawn from life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK; Beyond the page, Asia Pacific Museum, USA; Drawn from life: drawing form, Green Cardamom Gallery, London; 12th and 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. Select solo exhibitions include Of Darkness and Light, Rohtas II Lahore, Pakistan; Untitled (hair installation) Rohtass II Lahore, Pakistan; Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai, India; solo presentation at the Hong Kong Art Fair; Rider, Green Cardamom Gallery, London and Rohtas gallery, Lahore, Pakistan; Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India; mid-career survey at Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, UK; VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Sacred Souls, Secret Lives, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York and Green Cardamom Gallery, London; Alhamra Art Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan; Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  His work is held in collections including The Metropolitan Museum, NY; Asia Pacific Museum, USA; British Museum, UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; Burger Collection, Hong Kong; Creative Cities Collection, Beijing; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India; Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India; Samdani Foundation, Dhaka.