PARTICIPANT / Virginia Whiles

  • Name Virginia Whiles
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Dr Virginia Whiles is an Art Historian, critic and curator. She completed her Doctorate in Social Anthropology at S.O.A.S. (2007), the title of her thesis, Miniature Manoeuvres: Tradition and Subversion in Contemporary Pakistani Art. In 2010, her book, Art and Polemic in Pakistan: Cultural Politics and Tradition in Contemporary Miniature Painting, was published by I.B. Tauris, London. Virginia is an Associate Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Beacon House National University (B.N.U.) and the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, Pakistan. Formerly Professor de Culture Generale at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Rouen France (1980-1999), and 2001-2005, she curated 5 exhibitions of Pakistani miniature painting, in various countries: India, France, Switzerland and Japan (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum). Virginia Whiles is an art critic and contributor to Art Monthly, Art Forum, and Art in America.

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