PARTICIPANT / Masooma Syed

  • Name Masooma Syed
  • Country Pakistan
  • Vocation Artist
  • Education Not Available

Masooma Syed, born and brought up in Lahore, Pakistan, studied painting and later studied MA in Visual Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore. Since then she has been involved in studio practice, and has exhibited in Pakistan and abroad, participating in several artists residencies and workshops.

Masooma has also taught art in various art institutes namely The National College of Arts, Lahore; Beaconhouse National University, Lahore; Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi; as well as School of Art and Design, Kathmandu University, Nepal and Manchester Metropolitan University, England.

Some landmark exhibitions for Masooma were her first solo show at Rohtas Gallery Islamabad (1996), and Art Space University New South Wales while she was on the Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Fellowship in Sydney, 1997-1998. Her other solo shows include those at Rohtas Art Gallery, Islamabad (2000), Rohtas Gallery II Lahore (2002) and Indus Valley Gallery , Karachi (2009).

Some of her group shows include Miniscule Marvel at BMB gallery ,Mumbai (2011), Fiction and Reality,two person show at Canvas Gallery,Karachi (2010), Strange Days ,The Uncanny in Contemporary Pakistani Art , at The Drawing Room Art gallery Lahore (2010), The state of things ’Recent Art from Pakistan, Aicon gallery London (2010), Women artist show, Vadehra Art Gallery,Delhi (2009), Art against Terrorism , Emami chisel Calcutta (2009), Six degrees of Seperation, khoj project,Anant Gallery ,Delhi (2008), Thread of Silk’ Ars Ornata Europeana, Manchester 2007,England (2007), ‘Parallel Realities’ Fukuoka Trinalle , Museum and Art, Gallery Third Asian Art Trienale, Japan Sept (2005), ‘Asian Art Now’, a touring exhibition of work from the Third Fukuoka Triennale Japan to Blackburn Museum, UK (2005), ‘Beyond Borders’-Contemporary Art in Pakistan at NGMA Gallery, Bombay, India (2005), ‘Darmiyaan’,Nehar Ghar gallery,Lahore,Pakistan (2003), ‘Threads, Dreams, Desires’ Contemporary art from Pakistan, Harris Museum &Art Gallery, Preston-England (2002), ‘Playing with the loaded gun’ exhibition at Apex art in New York And in Kunsthalle Fridericianum , Kassel Germany (2002), ‘Darmian’ in view of 11th Sept at Rohtas Gallery 2, Lahore (2001), Another Vision-50th Anniversary of Pakistan, Brunei space, London, (2000), 12thAfro-Asian, Latin-American Exhibition, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo (2000), Group show -Off Set Gallery, Islamabad (1998), Scope VII – group show of NCA faculty at NCA Gallery, Lahore (1997), Group show at Alliance Francaise, Lahore (1996), Women Scape – Show on World Women Day, Alhambra Art Gallery, Lahore (1996), and Traveling Exhibion of Pakistani Artists, Cairo, Damascus and Oman(1994).