Rossi & Rossi are delighted to announce that Naiza Khan has been awarded the Prince Claus Award at a ceremony at the Royal Palace Amsterdan.
The Prince Claus Award is an annual award that supports freedom of cultural expression in developing countries. The Fund honours eleven outstanding artists, thinkers and organisations whose cultural and artistic actions have had a positive impact on their countries’ development. The recipients are often role models and a source of inspiration for all those around them.
This is the culmination of a great year for Naiza that started with her involvement in the Shanghai Biennial at the end of 2012, and also marked her first ever solo show in the USA, Naiza Khan: Karachi Elegies at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. This year the first major monograph of her work was published by ArtAsiaPacific, featuring essays and illustrations that examine Naiza’s work over the last 25 years. While next month, a solo exhibition of Naiza’s works will also be open at the Sidney Cooper Gallery at Canterbury Christ Church University.
After such an amazing year, we are incredibly excited for Naiza’s upcoming show in the gallery in 2014.