Naiza H. Khan

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Born in Pakistan in 1968, Naiza Khan trained at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford, and the Wimbledon College of Art, London. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, including at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2016), the Colombo Art Biennale (2016) and the Shanghai Biennale (2012), as well as in exhibitions, such as Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society, New York, USA (2009); Art Decoding Violence, XV Biennale Donna, Ferrara, Italy (2012); Desperately Seeking Paradise, Art Dubai, UAE (2008); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); and the Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt (2010).

The artist has been selected for residencies at Gasworks, London, UK, and at the Rybon Art Center, Tehran, Iran. As a founding member and long-time coordinator of the Vasl Artists’ Collective in Karachi, Khan has worked to foster art in the city, and participated in a series of innovative art projects in partnership with other workshops in the region, such as the Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, India; the Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh; the Sutra Art Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal; and the Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka. In addition, she has curated three exhibitions of Pakistani contemporary art, including The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan, 1990–2010 at the Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi.

In 2013, Khan had her first major retrospective at an American institution: Karachi Elegies at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. The same year, she received the Prince Claus Award presented by the Dutch Prince Claus Fund in recognition of her exceptional work and initiatives in the fields of art and culture.

  • Naiza H. Khan
    The Layers of the City–Do They Stick?

    2015
    Oil on canvas
    137 x 162.5 cm (54 x 64 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Whale under Construction

    2015
    Oil on canvas
    132 x 203.25 cm (52 x 80 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Breakage

    2015
    Oil on canvas
    120 x 150 cm (47 ¼ x 59 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Shoreline

    2015
    Oil on canvas
    137 x 162.5 cm (54 x 64 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Dwelling II

    2015
    Oil on linen
    45 x 65 cm (17 ¾ x 25 ½ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Portrait of a Tent I

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Portrait of a Tent II

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Landfill I

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Landfill II

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Land Hunger

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    From the Wreckage

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Cast I

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Cast II

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Alignment

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Whale

    2015
    Watercolour and pencil on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Sea under Construction

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    46 x 61 cm (18 x 24 in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Landfill III

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    56 x 77 cm (22 x 30 ¼ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Cast of a City I

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    56 x 77 cm (22 x 30 ¼ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    The Land Was Once Free

    2015
    Etching on Somerset paper
    57 x 76 cm (22 ½ x 30 in)
    edition 4 of 18

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Scripting the Land

    2015
    Etching on Somerset paper
    57 x 76 cm (22 ½ x 30 in)
    limited edition of 10

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Whale under Construction

    2015
    Brass
    12 x 30 x 12 cm (4 ¾ x 12 x 4 ¾ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Seepi-ghar (shell home) under Construction I

    2015
    Brass
    22 x 16 x 16 cm (8 ¾ x 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Seepi-ghar (shell home) under Construction II

    2015
    Brass
    19 x 23 x 9 cm (7 ½ x 9 x 3 ½ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    City Wall

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    56 x 77 cm (22 x 30 ¼ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Cast of a City III

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    56 x 77 cm (22 x 30 ¼ in)

  • Naiza H. Khan
    Cast of a City II

    2015
    Watercolour on Fabriano paper
    56 x 77 cm (22 x 30 ¼ in)

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Publications
Press
  • Harper's Bazaar isuue 27_A Record of Time and Place | PDF
    01 Jan 1970
Catalog
  • Naiza Khan - The Skin She Wears | PDF
  • Naiza Khan: Shifting Ground | PDF

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