ABOUT MY PRACTICE

“My work generates satire; humors and mocks actions which have affecting reactions, by creating a commentary on social, political or individual responses. Experimentation becomes entertainment, as investigating ideas become comfort of expression.”

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It all begins at home, whether you start or end the bond,
whether you build or destroy.

SARA KHAN PATHAN
Lives and works in Karachi.
Alumni of DOVS (Department of Visual Studies) University of Karachi.

EDUCATION
University of Karachi, Visual Studies BA (hons) FA(Distinction)

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2016-2017 Animation for Dawn Films
  • 2016 Coordinator of Sonya Batla Pakistan Fashion Week project.
  • 2016 Pursakoon Karachi, Intercative Wall Mural in collaboration with Naiza Khan, Arts Council Karachi
  • 2014 Bhit Island, Creative School Project, documented by Taqi Shaheen (Express Channel)
  • 2013 Artist in Creative Education, collaborative project with Birmingham Artists, supported by CCE (Creativity Culture and Education), Ikon Gallery, England, Vasl Artists’ Collective and British Council Pakistan.
  • 2013 Painting workshop at Agha Khan Medical University,
    Dept. Of Humanities and Social Sciences, Karachi.
  • 2012 Thesis Coordinator to Fine Arts Dept, Visual Studies.
  • 2009-2011 Illustrator for WWF.
  • 2009 Conducted a creativity workshop at IDA REU Institute for blind, deaf and dumb, Karachi (during Vasl Residency)
  • 2008 Illustrator for film, ‘God for Saken’, by Jamil Dehlvi.

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 Standard Chartered Charity Auction show.
  • 2014 ‘Headline’ (catalogued), Frere Hall, Karachi, curated by Munawar Ali Syed.
  • 2013 Artist Talk and book launch, ‘Right to the City: Travel Guide Karachi, Curated by Shahana Rajani at T2F (second floor).
  • 2013 ‘Are You In Character’, Ghandhara art Gallery, Curated by Sivim Naqvi.
  • 2013 ‘Saath kahaniyan’, Chawkandi Art gallery, Karachi, Curated by Munawar Ali Syed.
  • 2013 ‘Awaaz-Baldia Inferno’, Art Council, Karachi, curated by Adeela Suleman.
  • 2013 ‘My Name is Khan’, IVS Gallery Karachi.
  • 2012 ‘Stop, Play, Pause, Repeat’ (catalogued), Lawraie Shabibi, Dubai, curated by Nafisa Rizvi.
  • 2012 ‘Portrait’, Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, Curated by Shakira Masood.
  • 2012 ‘Attaining Heights’, VM Art Gallery, Karachi, curated by Riffat Alvi.
  • 2012 ‘Band Baja Baaraat’, Indus Valley Gallery, Karachi, curated by Sameera Raja.
  • 2012 ‘Mere Humd(r)um’, Aicon Gallery, New York, curated by Prajjol K. Dutta.
  • 2012 ‘Mein’ (catalogued), Koel Gallery, Karachi, curated by Noorjehan Bilgarami & Amean J.
  • 2011 ‘Mad in Karachi-3D’ (catalogued), Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, curated by Munawar Ali.
  • 2011 ‘Redefining the Miniature’, Modula Conceptio, Dubai, curated by Camilla H Chaudhary.
  • 2010 Selected for Sovereign Art Prize (catalogued), Hong Kong.
  • 2010 ‘The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art of Pakistan 1990-2010’ (catalogued), Mohatta Palace, Karachi, curated by Naiza Khan.
  • 2010 ‘Being There’, Koel Gallery, Karachi, curated by Adeela Suleman.
  • 2009 Taza Taseen, (Residency)VASL Karachi.
  • 2009 ‘Recent Work by Graduates of Karachi University Department of Visual Studies’, Chawkandi Art, Karachi-curated by Zohra Hussain.
  • 2009 ‘Mapping the Journeys: New Adventures in Miniature Painting’ (catalogued), Vogue Art Gallery, Lahore – curated by Nayab Shami.
  • 2009 ‘Starring The Artists’ (catalogued), IVS Gallery, Karachi – curated by Mehreen Zuberi.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2016 Reviving Tradition – Pakistan’s Contemporary Miniature Art, Art and Only by Durriya Dohadwala, 3rd Feb 2016
  • 2014 Express Channel, Bhit Island School Project-episod 6: “Ustadon’ ky Ustad”, produced by Taqi Shaheen.
  • 2013 ‘Right to the City: Travel Guide Karachi, Edited by Shahana Rajani, published in Vancover.
  • 2013 ‘Seven storytellers: Not just the mafia, even artists use bullets to make a point’, Express Tribune, 30th March.
  • 2013 ‘Struggle for identities: Sara Khan Pathan uses akhrot to break stereotypes about Pakhtuns’, Express Tribune by Mashal Usman, 27th April.
  • 2013 ‘Contemporary Naratives’, Dawn Images, Art Fiend, by Salwat Ali, 7th April.
  • 2013 ‘Artists pay tribute to Baldia fire victims’, Dawn, 10th February.
  • 2012 Art Asia Pacific, ‘Stop, Play, Pause, Repeat,’ Review by Isabella E. Hughes, September.
  • 2012 ‘Endless cycle of turmoil’, Gulf News, weekend review by Jyoti Kalsi, 14th October.
  • 2012 Aether magazine (Austin, spring/summer )issue, ‘Exploring Realities/Contemporary Art in Pakistan’ by Samantha Segar.
  • 2012 ‘Mere Humdum’, March issue, Art Now contemporary Art of Pakistan(online magazine)
  • 2011 ‘The Frenzy of Karachi. In 3D’, Art Now contemporary Art of Pakistan(online magazine)
  • 2011 19th November, ‘Mad in Karachi opens’, Dawn Metropolitan by Perzada Salman.
  • 2011 ‘It’s a Mad, Mad city’, Dawn Images, by Marjorie Husain.
  • 2010 Kaida work series printed in ‘Sohbet’ Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture, Volume 1, Published by NCA and One Nine Two, Lahore.
  • 2010 17th December, “Pakistan’s Palette of Blood and Tears”, ‘The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art of Pakistan 1990-2010’, Art and Design, The New York Times, by Jane Perlez.
  • 2010 Kaida series printed in The Rising Tide Catalogue.
  • 2010 April, “Ingeunity of Being There”, Herald Magzine, by Nafisa Rizvi.
  • 2010 14th March review (encore) “Being There”, Dawn news, by Quddus Mirza.
  • 2009 April, “Been There, Done That”, News Line, by Salwat Ali.