Waseem Ahmed

Contempory Miniature Painter


National College of Arts, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Bachelors in Fine Arts (miniature paintings) December 2000
Graduated from National College of Arts with Honors in the Department of Miniature Painting

Nominated in the top 30 finalists for 2012-13 & 2013-14 SOVEREIGN ASIAN ART PRIZE

Solo Exhibitions

2016   Solo Booth, Booth number C1 by Gowen Contemporary Art Gallery Geneva, Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon
2015 ‘In the Name of Faith’, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2014 Project “Dahlem Karkhana” at Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
2014 ‘Drawing Now Paris’, Gowen Contemporary, Paris
2013 ‘Pious Fear’, Gowen Contemporary Art Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
2012 ‘Fragmentation’, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2011 ‘Folding Unfolding’, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2011 ‘Tactics of Invisibility’, Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
2010 ‘Silver Bullet’, Laurent Delaye gallery, London, England
2010 ‘Waseem Ahmed: Witness and Voyeur’, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi Pakistan
2009 ‘Miniature Exhibition’, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2009 ‘A Virtuous Perversion’, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan
2009 ‘Virtuous Perversion Preview’, Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan
2008 ‘Burqa Series (scripting a new world)’, New Delhi, India
2008 ‘Miniature Exhibition’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India
2008 ‘Miniature Exhibition’, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2007 ‘Miniatures’, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2006 ‘Burqa Series’, Preview National College Of Arts Gallery, Lahore Pakistan
2005 ‘Miniatures’, Clifton Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 ‘Miniatures’, Chaukandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 ‘Miniatures’, Rohtas 2 Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2000 ‘Thesis Show’, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Group Exhibitions

2016-The India Story presented by Latitute 28 Gallery Delhi, Calcutta, India

2016 – Angels adn Demons. A Selection of Works by Waseem Ahmed and Rashid Rana, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva
2015 – Lay of the Land, presented by Bavna Kakar, curated by Anushka Rajendran, Latitude 28 Gallery, Delhi, India
2015 ‘Signature’, Studio Seven Art Gallery, Dubai
2015 ‘A Disagreement between Us’, Artgenève, Gowen Contemporary, Geneva,
2015 ‘booth (E18)’ ART15, London’s global art fair, Kensington Olympia
2013 ‘It Matters’, India international Center, organized by Seher, Delhi, India
2011 ‘The Body in 6X3’, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2011 ‘Visit Us at Contemporary Istanbul’, Jankossen Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 Have I Ever Opposed You? New Art from India and Pakistan, Fleming & Partner (now Gowen Contemporary), Geneva, Switzerland
2008 ‘Off the Beaten Path South Asian Exhibition’, Bengal Gallery, Bangladesh
2007 ‘Group show of various artists of Pakistan’, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
2006 ‘Group Exhibition Curated by Common Wealth Society’, Australia
2005 Miniature Exhibition BOMBAY, India
2005 ‘Diverse voices’, Oman
2005 ‘Ritu, Mausam, Season’ Anant art gallery, New Delhi, India
2005 Group show of paintings by 25 senior artists, Clifton art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2004 ‘Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan Exhibition’,Fukuoka Asian art museum, Japan
2004 ‘Art from Pakistan’ Exhibition at Parliament House, London, England
2004 ‘SIDE B’ (new art from Lahore), NaiRang Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2004 ‘Pause for a Cause’, the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Dehli, India
2004 Miniature Exhibition, Gallery NCA, Lahore, Pakistan
2003 ‘Miniatures Pakistanaises’, Maison d’Art Comtemporain Chaillioux, Fresnes,
2003 ‘Negotiating Borders’ (Contemporary Miniature from Pakistan), Siddhartha Art Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal
2002 ‘Exotic bodies’ (Eastern representation of the West), Harris Museum and Art Gallery Preston, London, England
2002 ‘Miniatures’, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2002 ‘Miniatures’, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2001 ‘Miniatures’, sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2001 ‘Miniatures’, I.I.C Art Gallery Delhi, India
2001 ‘Miniatures’, Athens and Worsa, Greece
2000 ‘Revival of Traditional Miniature Paintings’, Gallery NCA, Lahore, Pakistan

Work Experience

September 2015 till Present  Visiting Lecturer, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakitan
2010-2015 Visiting Lecturer, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore Pakistan,
2005-2008 Visiting Lecturer, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2000-2004 Visiting Lecturer, Huner Kada, Lahore, Pakistan

Workshops & Residencies

2016-Vyt Artist residency program, New York, USA
2014 Residency and Workshop for project “Dahlem Karkhana” at Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
2007 Green Island International Human Rights Artist’s Workshop, Taiwan
2007 Britto Residency, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2007 SAARC CAMP Jaisalmere, India
2006 VASL International Artist Residency, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Celebration of 350 year birthday of Taj Mahal, group of artists from Pakistan and India invited to paint Taj Mahal and a group exhibition curated after that.
Work Displayed at: Agra, Delhi, Bombay and Jaipur, India.
• Salima Hashmi ,The Eye Still Seeks, Pakistani Contemporary Art, Penguin Books India, 27 Jan 2015
• Katrin Bettina Müller, “Die Wiederkehr der heiligen Krieger”, TAZ.DIE TAGESZEITUNG, 13. NOVEMBER 2014
• Virginia Whiles, Art and Polemic in Pakistan: Cultural Politics and Tradition in Contemporary in Miniature Painting, International Library of Cultural studies, Tauris Academic Studies, 2010
• Ali Salwat, Journeys of the Spirit: Pakistan Art in the New Millennium, Fomma (Foundation of Museum of Modern art) in association with Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Pakistan, 2008
• Athar Tahir, Pakistan Colors, Oxford Univerity Press, 2001
• David Rukhsana, Contemporary Miniature Painting in Lahore 1980-2007, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore

Private Collections
• Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu, Berlin,Germany
• British Museum, London


2 comments on “CV

  1. Siddhartha
    November 6, 2017

    Waseem! Trying to contact you. I need your email id. Please mail me at my website, when you see this.


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