Illustrated Talk - Barbican and Paul Mellon Centre, London
7 to 8 December 2023
Frobisher Auditorium 2, Barbican Centre
A collaboration with the Barbican, this multi-day symposium uses the themes of the RE/SISTERS exhibition to explore the bonds between gender and environmental justice.
The symposium is interested in the intersections of ongoing colonial histories and feminist and queer ecologies. Bringing together artists, scholars and curators, the symposium will explore how women, gender non-conforming and marginalised communities are often placed at the forefront of advocating and caring for the planet, and more broadly how womanist politics have consistently resisted the mechanical, patriarchal order that is organised around the exploitation of natural resources and the oppression of ‘othered’ bodies.
This symposium connects thinking from the Barbican’s exhibition, RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology and the Paul Mellon Centre's multi-year project, Climate & Colonialism.
Podcast - Running Dry
RUNNING DRY: A MODERNIST PROJECT - A CONVERSATION WITH SABA KHAN
With Myrto Katsimicha
Opening at Canterbury Christ Church University
Glacial Movements and the Ghaib (Unseen)
Glacial Movements and the Ghaib explores the history and politics of water bodies. It considers the flow of water, fluidity and how water interacts with the land. The project contemplates the precarity and beauty of vast natural formations such as glaciers and rivers.
The exhibition, resulting from an all-female expedition that took place in September 2022 by members of Lumen Studios and Pak Khawateen Painting Club, will feature art works produced on that expedition including journals, videos, sound, photography and painting.
Artist Talk - moderated by Shezad Dawood at Delfina Foundation
28th June, 2023
Saba Khan with Shezad Dawood
Supported by Mehreen Rizvi and Delfina Foundation
Podcast - Our Broken Earth
Our Broken Planet - Natural History Museum
Glaciers: Water towers of the world
with hosts Tori Herridge
Special thanks to Bethan Davies
24th June, 2023
Sultana's Dream a festival inviting South Asian women interested in natural history.
Painting Workshop at the Natural History Museum, London
with Jasmin Perera and Sara Mahdi
Organised by Nuzhat Tabassum
Interview with Stir World
Visitors Programme - Mondriaan Funds
Artist Talk - Jameel Art Centre
Workshop - Sharjah Art Foundation
Pop South Asia
Sharjah Art Foundation
Curated by Iftikhar Dadi
Onassis AiR - Artists' Residency, Athens, Greece, June-July, 2022
Proposals for a Memorial to Partition
Jameel Art Centre, Dubai
Curated by Murtaza Vali
Glacial Movements and the Ghaib(Unseen)
Pak Khawateen Painting Club and Lumen Studios (Lumen) are happy to announce a new collaborative project - Glacial Movements and the Ghaib - launching today as part of the British Council Pakistan-UK New Perspectives 2022 programme. The project was selected through an open call that awarded four grants to proposals co-developed between Pakistan and UK partners that offer opportunities for cross-cultural creative practices, knowledge exchange and new artistic work.
Pak Khawateen Painting Club and Lumen will together develop new experimental art works based upon shared research activities and an expedition to the Gilgit Baltistan region. There they will work with indigenous communities and local experts to recognise the severe impact climate change has and will continue to have on indigenous people whilst considering themes of sustainable tourism and migration. The project builds upon Pak Khawateen Painting Club’s previous expeditions on the River Indus, supported by the Lahore Biennale 2020, Graham Foundation and Sharjah Art Foundation 2023. The two groups will exhibit artworks informed by the project in a series of exhibitions in Pakistan and the UK in late 2022.
Pakistan-UK New Perspectives 2022 programme has been launched to celebrate Pakistan’s 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022. The programme features projects addressing shared global challenges including but not limited to digital innovation, environmental sustainability, gender equality, diversity and inclusion principles, and empowering young leaders of the future.
Transforming Narratives - Mela
'Fabric Under my Skin' - Collaborative project between Dhaka, Birmingham and Lahore
Water Explorer - Solo Show, Aug/Sept Canvas Gallery, Karachi
London, Asia, Art, Worlds Programme - Paul Mellon Centre
Diasporic Rhizome - South Asia Institute, Chicago, USA
Sharjah Arts Foundation - Production Programme - Grant - Pak Khawateen Painting Club
Graham Foundation - Grant - Pak Khawateen Painting Club
Pretty Can Be Gritty - Gandhara Art Gallery
Goup Show at Gandhara Art, Gallery
1st Oct - 17th Nov, 2015
Rosy Dreams with High Walls
Solo Show Taseer Art Gallery 3rd to 17th Nov, 2015
Review by Quddus Mirza
Full Circle Gallery, Karachi
24 Sept - 24 Oct 2012
Stop Pause Play Repeat, Group show, LawrieShabibi, Dubai, UAE
12 - 21 September 2012
Solo show, Rohtas 2, Lahore
Group show, Bangkok Art & Culture Center
Band Baja Baraat, Group show, IVS Gallery, Karachi
9th February 2012
Mein, Group show, Koel Gallery, Karachi