Masuma Halai Khwaja
Mobile: +923008283548
E-mail: masumakhwaja@gmail.com

 

Solo Shows:

 

May  2017:                            Encounters of the Third Kind                                Canvas Gallery                    Karachi

May  2012:                            Life is a Song                                                          Khaas Gallery                      Islamabad

Nov  2007:                            Identity Crisis                                                          Canvas Gallery                    Karachi.

Sept 2005:                            Womanhood                                                            Canvas Gallery                    Karachi

Jan  1993:                            The Invisible Shroud                                               Gallery Rohtas                     Islamabad

 

Group Shows:

 

2017:      ‘Safar- The Journey’- Curated by Nageen Hyat                                            Al Hamra Art Gallery, Lahore

2017:      “Nord Art” Annual International Art Show in Germany                                  Kunstwerk Carlshutte, Budelsdorf

2017:      “The Thread Unravelled”- 10 international artists working with textiles        VM Gallery Karachi

2016:      “From Lausanne to Beijing” – 9th International Fiber Art Biennale               Shenzhen China.

2015:      Two person show at Flanders Expo curated by Niilofur Farrukh                  Ghent, Belgium.

2013:      ‘Mad in Karachi’ curated by Munawar Ali Syed, Art Chowk Gallery             Karachi.

2012:      ‘Past Perfect’ curated by Quddus Mirza, Zahoor-ul Akhlaq Gallery,            Lahore.

2012:      ‘Celebrating Art: 30 Years of Rohtas’ curated by Quddus Mirza,                National Art Gallery, Islamabad.

2011:      ‘Contending Change’ Canvas Gallery,                                                         Karachi

2011:      ‘Soul of Pakistan’ Artrium, MICA,                                                                Singapore

2010:      ‘Art beyond Boundaries’ Total Arts Gallery,                                                 Dubai

2010:      ‘Good Things Come in Small Packages’ Curated by Manizeh Ali,              IVSAA Gallery, Karachi.

2010:      3rd Annual South Asian American Art Festival Santa Monica,                    USA

2009:      ‘Give and Take’ four person show Canvas Gallery,                                     Karachi

2009:      2nd Annual South Asian American Art Festival Santa Monica,                   USA

2009:      ‘Going Places’ curated by Sameera Raja Canvas Gallery,                         Karachi.

2008:      ‘A Road Less Traveled’3 Person Show DIAC,                                            Dubai

2007:      2nd Faculty Exhibition, IVSAA Gallery,                                                        Karachi.

2006:      Beyond the Veil: Art from Pakistan. Alliance Francaise,                             Singapore.

2006:      Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, IVSAA Gallery,                                            Karachi.

2000:     Group Show of 4 Women Artists, Canvas Gallery,                                       Karachi.

1999:     Urban Voices III- Art Fest, Hotel Sheraton,                                                  Karachi.

1997:     Group Show of Punjab Artists: Al Hamra Arts Council,                                Lahore.

1995:     7th National Exhibition of Pakistani Artists, PNCA,                                       Islamabad.

1994:     Show of Prominent Pakistani Artists, Al-Maty                                               Kazakhstan.

1994:     Show of 13 Women Artists: Gallery Rohtas,                                                 Islamabad.

1993:     6th National Exhibition of Pakistani Artists, PNCA,                                       Islamabad.

1992:     Show of Artists Under 30, National Art Gallery,                                            Islamabad

1991:     Group Show: Gallery Rohtas,                                                                             Islamabad.

1991:     Through a Woman’s Eye, National Art Gallery,                                            Islamabad.

 

Awards:

2106:    Excellence Award. ‘From Lausanne to Beijing 9th Fiber Art Biennale’ Shenzhen China

1994:    Awarded Medal of Star Girl by South Asia Publications for outstanding achievements in the field of Fine Arts.

1993:    Sadequain Award for Painting.

1992:    Sadequain Award for Painting.

1991:    Certificate for Outstanding Student, – N.C.A.  Lahore.

1987:    Sindh Scholarship for Outstanding Students, N.C.A. Lahore

1986:    Sindh Scholarship for Outstanding Students: N.C.A. Lahore.

1979:    Medal for Best Artist at Child Art Festival. Organized by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop, Karachi

 

Authorship:

Feb 2018:                           Curated and written book about Public Art in Karachi, titled

‘Public Art, Thriving in Urban Chaos’

 

Panel Discussions:

Dec 2017:                             Alliance Francaise- Reel On Hai and Art in Public Spaces

May 2016:                             T2F – ‘Public Art in the Local and Global Context’.

Apr  2016:                             Habib University – ‘Public Art and Outreach- Karachi Biennale 2017’.

Feb 2016:                              Karachi Literature Festival- ‘Witness, a Testament to Memory and Erasure’.

Curatorial: 

2015:                                      Co-curated show of Pakistani Art as opening for trade fair in Belgium;  Ghent Belgium

2016:                                      Curated show of Pakistani photographers for single country trade fair;  Colombo Sri Lanka

Art Outreach Programmes:

Aug 2017- Jan 2018:            I AM Karachi Walls

3rd phase of IAK Walls

Replacing hate graffiti with murals

Mar 2106-Nov 2017:           Reel On Hai

Public Art Project of The Karachi Biennale Trust

                                              Envisioned and spearheaded the conversion of empty cable reels into artworks

Jan-Feb 2013:                      Deaf Reach School (FESF)

Workshop on creating recycled art

Work Experience:

 

Aug.2017- present:             I AM Karachi-

Project Manager Walls

Mar.2015- present:              Karachi Biennale 2017

Founder Member and Trustee

                                               Chair -Public Outreach Committee

Member –Resource Mobilization Committee

Jan.2015- present:              The Lyceum School, Karachi

Art Teacher for AS level students

Jan.2005- 2011:                  Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi

Department of Fine Arts:

Drawing and Painting:  2005-2007 and 2010.

Thesis Supervisor: 2005 and 2006.

Department of Textile Design:

Drawing for Post Graduate Diploma: 2010.

Sept.2009-2010:                University of Karachi

Department of Visual Studies:

                                             Part Time Faculty

Drawing and Painting.

1996-2001:                           National College of Arts, Lahore

Department of Academics:

Assistant Teacher, History and Heritage Programme: 1996- 2000

Coordinator, History and Heritage Programme: 2001

1998:                                     The Lahore Grammar School

Gulberg Branch:

Art Teacher for O level students

1991:                                     Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

Painting Teacher: summer school.

Sept.2009-2010:                  University of Karachi

                                               Department of Visual Studies:

                                               Part Time Faculty

Drawing and Painting.

1996-2001:                           National College of Arts, Lahore

                                             Department of Academics:

Assistant Teacher, History and Heritage Programme: 1996- 2000

Coordinator, History and Heritage Programme: 2001

1998:                                      The Lahore Grammar School

Gulberg Branch:

Art Teacher for O level students

1991:                                      Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

Painting Teacher: summer school.

Educational Qualification:

1991:                                Bachelors in Fine Arts (Distinction}

National College of Arts, Lahore.

2008:                                      Diploma in Multimedia Graphics

Arena Multimedia, Karachi