Ali Kazim   

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, 

               Wakefield, UK. 

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, 

                Lahore, Pakistan.

Solo Exhibition


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,  

                 Bradford, UK.

        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 

              Gallery, HongKong.

             ‘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, 

              Kendal, UK.

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,  

             Islamabad, Pakistan.

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.  


 Selected Bibliography


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.