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SCREENINGS | INSTALLATIONS

2012: "Shisha (Mirror)". Media City Film Festival, Windsor, ON.

2011: "Housing a Home". Installation and public intervention, Urban occupation / Urbaines, Montreal, QC.

2010: "Amanat". 4th Cairo Film Festival, Cairo, Egypt.

2010: "Amanat". Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, ON.

2010: "Amanat" and "27,000 Frames". STEM Cell: the Sub Terranean Media Arts Festival, Edmonton, AB.

2009: "City Green". Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF), Toronto, ON.

2009: "Amanat" screening for MONEY PROJECT at Cool Hand of a Girl, Toronto, ON.

2008: “Karachi: Alif Bay Pay”. 35 Channel Video Installation, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

2008: “Atan”. Edges Video Festival, MediaNet, Victoria, BC.

2008: "Hill Station". d2d=direct to documentation, 7th International 7a*11d Performance Art Festival, Toronto, ON.

2008: "27,000". Narrative Short Film + Video Festival, California State University, Chico.

2007: Gallery Lambton, First Friday Video Screening Series, Sarnia, ON.

2007: "Atan". Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, ON.

2007: "Baghdad 1001". REHAB: 9th Annual Parkdale Film and Video Showcase, Toronto, ON.

2007: "Baghdad 1001". OK.MILITIA: Jakarta Video Festival, Indonesia.

2007: "Baghdad 1001". New Jersey Independent South Asian Cine Fest. USA.

2007: "Scripts for War." Video installation at Factory Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2006: "Peace Taxi". Citizen Shift: Free Range Media for Social Change- National Film Board of Canada.

2005: "27,000 Frames" and "Mona Lisa" . Medal Winners Installation/Screening. OCAD, Toronto, ON.

2005: ‘Go West’. OCAD Juried Thesis Exhibition. Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON.

2004: "Peace Taxi" screening at Artsweek, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON.

2004: "Peace Taxi" screening at Royal Ontario Museum as part of South Asian Heritage Month, Toronto, ON.

2004: "Peace Taxi" screening at Regent Park Film Festival, Toronto, ON.

2003: 3rd Year Juried Exhibition. Jackman Hall, AGO, Toronto, ON.

2003: "Control" screened at The March Goes On- OCAD, Toronto, ON.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011:AGW Biennial, Art Gallery of Windsor, curated by IAIN BAXTER& Windsor, ON.

2011: Work It! SB Contemporary Art, Windsor, ON.

2011: DOUBLETAKE, A Space, 401 Richmond, Toronto, ON.

2011: MINNING, SOVA Projects Gallery, (LeBel) University of Windsor. Curated by Lydia Burggraaf

2011: MAKE IT WORK: Creativity in the Great Recession, SOVA Projects Gallery, (LeBel) University of Windsor. Curated by Amanda White and Mike Marcon.

2010: The Rising Tide- New Direction in Art from Pakistan 1990-2010, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan. Curated by Naiza Khan.

2010: Drift Lines/À la dérive, articule, Montréal, QC.

2010: Put the Moves On, Ed Media Centre, Guelph, ON.

2009: ISHQ VISHQ, IVS Gallery, Indus Valley School of Art, Karachi Pakistan.

2008: Writing Home About Home, IVS Gallery, Vasl International Artists' Collective, Pakistan.

2007: (pre)occupation, Garage installation at Alleyjaunt, Toronto, ON.

2004: NO SIGN OF ART, OCAD, Toronto. “March Goes On” curated by Tania Arsalan.

2003: PEACE TAXI. Site-Specific intervention in Toronto Taxis, curated by Cyrus Irani.

PERFORMANCES

2011: THRUM- interactive performance with Noiseborder, Studio A, Lambton Tower, University of Windsor.

2010: REAL WORLD - VIRTUAL TOURS- performance and installation. ECLECTIK 2010, MAI, Montreal, QC.

2007: BANFF TO BANKHEAD- performance and site specific intervention. Banff, Bankhead, AB.

2007: HILL STATION- an interactive public performance. Banff, Alberta.

2007: SNOWBANK- group performance led by Diane Borsato for the Art Gallery of York University. Toronto, ON.

2005: SAVAC SEVEN – photo-based intervention with SAVAC as part of TAAFI, Toronto, ON.

2004: November: FRAME- performance at OCAD main entrance, Toronto, ON.

2004: October: (GUARD)IAN- performance at Toronto Alternative Art Fair International (TAAFI).

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

-- Purveyor of New Ideas by Nafisa Rizvi, The Daily News, October 26, 2008.

-- Alleyjaunt Joyride by Sheila Gostick, NOW Magazine, August 16-22, 2007.

-- Cabbie art show is a gas by Leah Rumack, The National Post, August 9, 2003.

-- Cabbies give art a chance by Rebecca Caldwell, The Globe and Mail, August 9, 2003.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member of Articule Board of Directors, Montreal, 2008- 2010.

Member of Ministry of Walking, 2007 - present.

Member of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Collective), 2001- 2009.

Member of SAVAC Programming Committee, 2001- 2007.

Member of SAVAC Board of Directors, 2002-2006.

ARTIST TALKS | PRESENTATIONS

2010: Artist talk, Video Art: Creative Communication, Atwater Library, Montreal, QC.

2009: Member's Presentation, articule, Montreal, QC.

2008: Artist talk, Indus Valley School of Art, Karachi, Pakistan.

2007: Member's Presentation, SAVAC, Toronto, ON.

2004: Artist talk, Royal Ontario Museum/Asian Heritage Month, Toronto, ON.

JURIES

2009     Ontario Arts Council, Emerging Visual Arts Grant, Toronto.

2004-07 MONITOR: SAVAC’s International South Asian Short Film & Video program, Toronto.

2005-07 Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grants, Toronto.

AWARDS | GRANTS

2012: Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant.

2012: Dr. Ross H. Paul Scholarship in Graduate Studies, University of Windsor.

2012: A.R. and E.G. Ferris Awards, University of Windsor.

2011: Graduate Student Society Scholarship, University of Windsor.

2010: Visual Arts MFA entrance award, University of Windsor.

2008: Canada Council Travel Grant for Media Artists.

2007: Most Meaningful -The Children's Choice Awards.

2005: Birks Medal and Award.

2005: M. Joan Chalmers Scholarship.

2005: Ontario College of Arts and Design Medal.

2005: Nora E. Vaughan Award.

2005: Canada Millennium Scholarship

2004: SAVAC Most Valuable Volunteer Award.

EDUCATION | RESIDENCIES

MFA Fine Arts, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON , 2010–2012.

Diasporics International Artists' Residency, Vasl International Artists' Collective, Karachi Pakistan, Fall 2008.

Walking and Art Residency, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Alberta, September- November 2007.

Associate of Ontario College of Art & Design Diploma (Integrated Media Program) OCAD, Toronto 2001-2005.

BSc. (Civil Engineering), University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan. 1989-1993.

COLLECTIONS

Tate Modern Liverpool.

NFB One: Citizenshift.

VASL (Artist run center), Karachi

Private Collections, Pakistan and Canada.



Updated May 2012