Born in Pakistan, 1979. Lives and work in Lahore, Pakistan.
Currently working as visiting assistant professor at the National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan.
2011 MFA painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UK.
2002 BFA, National College of Arts, Lahore (Pass with Distinction)
Residencies and awards
2014 Aug26th-Sep26th The Art House residency,
2012 Finalists for the Catlin Prize, UK
2011 The Land Securities Studio Award, London, UK.
Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure
Composition, UCL, London.
2006 Art OMI, New York, USA
Young Painter Award, Lahore Arts Council, Pakistan
2005 ROSL Travel Scholarship: Residency at
Hospital Field, Scotland, UK
2004 Vasl Residency (Triangle Arts Trust), Karachi,
2003 International Artist Camp, George Kyet
Foundation, Sri Lanka.
2002 Merit Scholarship National College of Arts,
2013 Jhaveri Contemporary Mumbai, India
2012 Solo presentation at the Hong Kong Art Fair
2009 ‘Rider’ Green Cardamom London, UK
‘Rider’ Rohtas II Lahore, Pakistan
2008 Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India
2007 Mid-career survey at Cartwright Hall Gallery,
VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2006 ‘Sacred Souls, Secret Lives’ Ethan Cohen
Fine Arts Gallery, NYC,
‘Sacred Souls, Secret Lives’ Green
Cardamom, London, UK.
Alhamra Art Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan.
2004 Paradise Road Gallery, Colombo, Sri
Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaq Art Gallery, National
College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.
Selected Group Exhibitions
‘Ethereal’ Leilah Heller Gallery, NYC, USA.
‘The importance of staying quiet’ Yallay Art
‘Portraits’ at Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis
2013 ‘Heritage Reinvented’ Tryon St Gallery,
‘Portraits’ at Selma Feriani Gallery, London.
‘Be a Man’ Summaria Lunn art gallery,
2012 Creative Cities Collection at the Barbican
Exhibition Hal London.
‘Chosen’ Artgate gallery, NYC.
Catlin Prize, Londoncastle project space.
2011 ‘Drawn from life’ Abbot Hall Art Gallery,
2010 ‘Beyond the page’ Asia Pacific Museum, USA.
‘Drawn from life: drawing form’ Green
Cardamom gallery London, UK.
2009 ‘Oog in oog’ Speelhuilaan 171, Breda, The
2008 ‘Nocturnal Songs’ Alahmra Art Gallery Lahore,
13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh.
East – West Center Gallery Honolulu, Hawai,
2007 Inaugural Exhibition, National Art Gallery,
2006 12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh.
‘Curious Ties’ The Lab Gallery, New York. 2005
Scope Art Fair, London.
9th National Exhibition of Visual Arts Lahore,
2003 Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2001 Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan.
13/05/2013 Art in America, by Ryan Holmberg,
07/02/13 24 Questions for Artist Ali Kazim by Rosalyn D’Mello, Bloun ArtInfo,
02/ 2013 ‘From King to Prince with love’ by Waalon D’Mello, The Fuschia Tree.
2008 ‘Enchanted life’ Kavita Sigh (India Gallery Espace.
2008 ‘Journey of Spirit’ Salwat Ali.
2006 ‘Sacred Souls, Secret Lives’ Eddi Chambers, Green Cardamom.
‘Archaeology of Experience’ Aasim Akhtar, The Friday Times (Pakistan), October 7-13, 2005.
'When Success Comes Calling’ Marjorie Hussain, Dawn (Pakistan) April 22, 2005.
’The Divine Lover’ Aasim Akhtar, News on Sunday (Pakistan), April 25,2004.
Museum collection includes
Metropolitan Museum, NYC.
British Museum, UK.
Victoria and Albert Museum, UK.
Queensland Art Gallery, Australia.
Burger Collection, Hong Kong.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India.
Creative Cities Collection, Beijing.