• Name Risham Syed
  • Country Pakistan
  • Vocation Not Available
  • Education Not Available

Risham Syed is currently Heading the Department of Visual Arts and teaching as an Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts and Design at the Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.


1996MA Royal College of Art, London, UK1993BFA Honours (Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan1989BA Kinnaird College, Lahore, Pakistan

Awards and Scholarships

2013Shortlisted for Sovereign Asian Art Prize 20132012ABRAAJ Capital Art Prize1996Stephenson Harwood Award, Degree Show, RCA, London1994-96Charles Wallace Trust Scholarship, UK1995Cité International des Arts, Paris, France1989-3Merit Scholarship, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Solo Shows

2016‘Look At The City From here: Through the Rear View Mirror and the Looking-glass’ Gandhara Art Space, Karachi.2016Solo Booth with Project 88, Art Dubai2014‘Kaal Pakhan (Blackbirding)’, Canvas Gallery, Karachi2014Solo Project with Project 88 at Dhaka Art Summit2013‘Metropolyptical: A Tale of a City’, Project 88, Mumbai2010‘Lahore 2010’, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan2010‘And the Rest is History’, Talwar Gallery, NY, U.S.A.2008Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017-18Beyond Borders, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK.2017Art Basel, Hong Kong2016-17Digging Deep-Crossing Far, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin2015-16The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, AustraliaThis Night-Bitten Dawn, 24 Jor Bagh, New Delhi2015Art_Textile, Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, UK.
Frieze Art Fair, London 2014‘Stills of Peace’, Cathedral at Atri, ItalyGroup Show, Islamabad Literary Festival, Islamabad‘Stet’, Lahore Literary Festival, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore2013Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China‘Women of Substance’, Rohtas Gallery, LahoreArt Basel, Hong Kong2012‘Art Dubai’, ABRAAJ Capital Art Prize, Dubai‘Mein’, Koel Gallery, Karachi2010-11‘The Rising Tide’, Mohatta Palace, KarachiGrey Noise, Art Dubai, DubaiResemble-Reasseble’, Pakistani Art Collection at Devi Foundation, Gurgaon,
2009‘Emperor’s New Clothes: Dress, Politics and Identity in Pakistani Art’, Talwar Gallery, New York, U.S.A.‘Celebrating Karachi’, Canvas Gallery, KarachiGroup Show, Re-opening of Canvas Gallery, Karachi‘Conversations 1’, Elementa Gallery, DubaiLaunch Show, Grey Noise, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore2007‘Landscape’, National Gallery of Art,Islamabad, Pakistan‘Outside the Cube’, National Gallery of Art, Islamabad, Pakistan‘Take Away’, Zahoor- ul-Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan2005‘58 Years of Pakistani Art’, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan2004‘Playing With a Loaded Gun’, Kunsthalle Fridericianum,Kassel,Germany & Apexart, NY2002‘Threads, Dreams and Desires’, Harris Museum,Preston, U.KFukuoka Triennale, Museum of Asian Art, Fukuoka, Japan‘Painting Over The Lines’, Indo Centre of Art & Culture, New York, USA2001‘Maneuvering Miniature’, IIC Gallery, New Delhi and Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai.Group Show, British Council,Lahore, Pakistan1998‘Vague Terrains’, Rouen, France and Herbert Read Kent Institute, UK‘Mappings: Shared Histories’,Traveling Exhibition, Delhi, Mumbai & Lahore1997‘Patterning’, NCA Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan‘Drawing’, NCA Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan‘Scope VII’, Faculty NCA show, NCA Gallery, Lahore, PakistanWomen Artists Show, Arts Council, Lahore, PakistanNational Exhibition, Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan1996National Exhibition, Arts Council, Lahore,PakistanGroup Show, Corum Gallery,London, United Kingdom‘Figure it out’, Gallery 7, Hong KongMA (Painting) Degree Show,Royal College of Art, London, UK1995Group Show, Queen Elizabeth Conference Hall, London, UK‘Interim Show’, Barbican Center, Concourse Gallery, London, UKGroup Show, Mermaid Theatre Gallery, London, United Kingdom1994National Exhibition, Islamabad, PakistanConvocation Show, National College of Art, Lahore, PakistanGroup Show, National Women’s Conference, Lahore, PakistanGroup Show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan


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