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Mehreen Hashmi is an internationally acclaimed visual artist and curator from Pakistan. Born and raised in Karachi, she has graduated in Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from Indus Valley School of art and architecture in 2009. Her work has been displayed in local galleries as well as internationally including Australia, Netherlands, Germany , Nepal and Denmark. She has worked with several renowned organizations including KMC, Culture and Tourism Department , Government of Sindh, Alliance Francaise de Karachi and Stichting White Cube (a dutch art organization). Recently she has been included as a member of Committee of Recommendation for Stichting White Cube (A dutch art organization). She is also the curator of Karachi Art Summit ’17. She is now running her online art gallery

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Education
  •  2009, Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, placed in principal’s honor’s list.
Curatorial Projects and exhibitions
  • 2020, ‘Ahang 2020’, video installations of artists based in Asia, at 11th Karachi Literature Festival.
  • 2020, ‘Tashkeel’, at Gallery One62, Karachi.
  • 2019, ‘Kabutar’, cultural exchange traveling exhibition between Italy, France, Netherlands, Turkey and Pakistan at Villa Brentano, Busto Garolfo, Italy.
  • 2019, ‘Kabutar’, cultural exchange traveling exhibition between Italy, France, Netherlands, Turkey and Pakistan
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Pakistan National Council of Arts, Islamabad
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Alliance Francaise de Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2019, ‘Ahang’, video installations and digital art of artists based in Asia, at Alliance Francaise de Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2018, ‘Sounds of Violence’, a project by Daniel Ploeger, The Netherlands, in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2018,’From here to there’, a group show of 33 emerging artists at ArtKaam Gallery, Karachi
  • 2018, ‘Asia Peace Film Festival, Karachi Edition
  • 2018, ‘May we not go up there’, a five person show at Studio 7 , Karachi
  • 2017, ‘Munaqqash’, a public art project by I AM Karachi at National Museum.
  • 2017, Chief curator, Karachi Art Summit.
  • 2016, ‘Global Videos’, Global event in collaboration with Stitching White Cube, Netherlands.
  • April 2016, ‘Sangat’, hosted by Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, at National Museum of Pakistan.
  • March 2016, “Arq”, in collaboration with Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh, at Gallery Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • November 2015, “Birwa”, Sadeqain Gallery, KMC Department, Government of Sindh.
  • December 2014, “Show Down-Epreuve De Force”, Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • February 2014, ‘Raison de etre”, Gallery Alliance Francaise de Karachi.
  • August 2013,”Paywasta Reh Shajar Se-2014″, an on-going educational art project.
Group exhibitions
  • 2020, ‘Made in Minds II’ , at Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur , Nepal
  • 2019, the National Exhibition at Alhamra Arts Center, Lahore.
  • 2018, ‘Kites’, by Hans Overvliet, at RuimteCaesuur , Vlissingen, The Netherlands
  • 2018, ‘May we not go up there’, a five person show at Studio 7, Karachi
  • 2017, ‘Modern Panic VIII’, curated by James Elphic, Guerilla zoo, London, UK.
  • 2017, ‘Eilaand Hopping’, curated by Jeroen Van Paassen, at Staadkantein, Alkmaar.
  • 2017, “AiRO residency“, online international residency by Cold bench.
  • 2017, “Duizend Bommen en Granaten” , Kunsthal 45, Den Helder , Netherlands.
  • 2016, “Global Art Village’, an international show organized by Stichting White Cube, Landshut, Germany, Zandaam, Netherlands and Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2015,”Basiliq”, Group show, at Sadeqain Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi.
  • 2014, ‘Live Auction’, at Islamic Museum of Art, Australia.
  • 2013, “Collaboration”, Zahur-ul-Ikhlaq Gallery.
  • 2012, “Coordinated Linear motions”, VM gallery.
  • 2010, “Surface Linings”, KSA art gallery.
  • 2010, “Emerging Talent”, VM art gallery.
Awards and acknowledgments
  • 2019, ‘Karachi Tum se Hai’ , to acknowledge project ‘Kabutar’ by Alpha Web TV and Advertising
  • 2018, ‘Millennial of Inspiration’, Ladies Funds by Dawood Global Foundation.
  • 2017, Prince Clause’s artist travelling grant.
  • 2015, ‘Art Commendation Award’, Ladies Funds by Dawood Global Foundation.
  • 2009, Rangoonwala Fine Art Thesis scholarship Award.
Press Coverage
  • ‘Marking myself a survivor,’ one on one with Mehreen Hashmi, Haya Sehgal, Daily Times, 2019
  • ‘Voice of Art’ , A conversation with Mehreen Hashmi , by Emaan Saleem , Art MAG , 2020
  • ‘Artist and Curator Mehreen Hashmi Gives A Voice to Survivors of Abuse’ , The Healing Power of art and artists, 2018
  • ‘Munaqqash unveiled at National Museum’, Dawn newspaper, 2017
  • “Achievers honored at Ladies Fund Awards”, The News International,2016
  • Profile interview by Manizhe Ali, Glam Magazine, December 2015
  • ” Birwa opens at Gallery Sadeqain’ by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper November 2015
  • “Basileeq, Five artists at the Sadeqain Gallery’ by Marjorie Hussain, MAG Magazine, Oct 31-Nov 06 issue 2015
  • “The bold and the beautiful” by M.Saeed Qureishi, Dawn newspaper,November’2015
  • “Basaleeq at Gallerie Sadeqain” by Peerzada Salman,Dawn newspaper,October’2015
  • “Of rituals and taboos passed on” by correspondence, Express Tribune,October’ 2015
  • “Picasso and the blue dogs by Peerzada Salman,Dawn newspaper,August’2014
  • Catalogue: “Play”, the 6th IVS Alumni Show, 2014
  • “Students’ art show concludes” by Peerzada Salman, Dawn newspaper ,September’2013
  • “On-the –spot” by Rida Sakina,Express Tribune, January’2011
  • Catalogue: “ Collaboration”, the 5th IVS Alumni Show, 2013
  • “Liner Art ;Language of the line” by Fariha Nasir, Dawn newspaper, August’ 2011
  • “Showcasing graduate art” Dawn newspaper by Salwat Ali, January 2011
  • “Girls Definitely Can”, interview by Khuzaima Fatima Haque, SHE Magazine, 2010
Publications
  • 2018, ‘Cultural exchange through Goethe-Institut’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-74.
  • 2018, ‘A divine calling; a solo show of Sana Nezam’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-73.
  • 2017, ‘Spirit of Visual’, The ArtZine, a magazine by The Artling.
  • 2017,’ Karachi Art Summit 2017; Curatorial challenges’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-72.
  • 2017, ‘Making public an element of his art work, works of Obaid-ur-Rehman’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-71.
  • 2017, ‘Munaqqash ; an on-going public art project at National Museum’, Nigaah Magazine, Edition-70.


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