Massimo Antonaci
Billy Apple
Rasheed Araeen
Siah Armajani
Fereydoun Ave
Bertozzi & Casoni
Faiza Butt
Szelit Cheung
Vittoria Chierici
Christopher Doyle
Naiza Khan
Abbas Kiarostami
Kesang Lamdark
Lee Mingwei
Ma Desheng
Erbossyn Meldibekov
Nortse
Tenzing Rigdol
Leang Seckon
Tsherin Sherpa
Elisa Sighicelli
Nicole Wong
Naiza 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 was  selected for Pakistan's inaugural national pavilion in the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. She was also 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.

Selected Works
Miniature World I
2010
Brass
150 x 50 x 60 cm
New Clothes for the Emperor VI, ed. 4/6
2009
Black & white digital photographs on archival Canson Infinity paper
84 x 57 cm
New Clothes for the Emperor III, ed. 4/6
2009
Black & white digital photographs on archival Canson Infinity paper
84 x 57 cm
Armour Skirt IV
2017
Galvanized steel and fabric zip
48.5 x 57 x 45 cm (19 x 22½ x 17¾ in)
Orthopaedic Corset
2007
Etching on Rives paper
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 in)
Libas-e-shab Khawabi
2007
Hand-tinted etching on Rives paper
23 x 15 cm (9 x 6 in)
Armour Lingerie V, edition 3/3
2007
Galvanised steel
82 x 40 x 24 cm
Constellation of Attire
2007
Acrylic, charcoal and conte on Fabriano paper
182 x 152 cm
The Robe, edition 1/5
2008
Galvanised steel and leather
100 x 55 x 38 cm
Malignant Desire
2011
Ink and watercolor on Arches
36 x 51 cm (14 x 20 in)
Exhibitions
Art Basel Hong Kong 2021
May 19
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May 23, 2021
Naiza Khan at the 58th La Biennale di Venezia
May 11
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Nov 24, 2019
Undoing / Ongoing
Sep 18
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Oct 28, 2015
Shifting Ground
Sep 29
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Oct 29, 2011
The Skin She Wears
Sep 24
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Oct 25, 2008