EDUCATION

1999 MA (Distinction), Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, London, UK

1993 BA (Honours in Painting), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

1989 Higher Secondary School, Roll of Honours (1st Division), Queen Mary College, Lahore, Pakistan

1987 Matric (1st Division), Kinnard High School, Lahore Pakistan

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Brave New World, Grosvenor Gallery, London, UK

2016 Paracosm, The Attenborough Art Centre, University of Leicester, UK

2015 Paracosm, The Art Exchange, University of Essex, UK

2015 Paracosm, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, The Art Exchange, University of Essex, UK

2014 Symmetrical, Rossi & Rossi, London

2014 'The Image of an Image', Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2012 Aalmi, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi

2012 Art India Summit, 2012, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA

2011 Art Dubai, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2010 Pehlwan, Grosvenor Vadehra Gallery, London, UK

2009 From Purdakht to Pointillism' Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2008 The Linear Return, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

2008 Parental Guidance Suggested, Green Cardamom Gallery, London, UK

1996 Solo Show, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1995 Solo Show, Bartle Arts Trust, Durban, South Africa

1995 Solo Show, Tatem Gallery, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 The Unbreakable Rope: an Exploration of Sexuality in Islam, Free Word Centre, London, UK

2015 Art Dubai

2015 This Night-Bitten Dawn, Gujral Foundation, New Delhi

2014 ETHEREAL, Leila Heller Gallery Chelsea, New York, USA
2014 Second Glance/Double Take, SOAS, University of London, London, UK

2013 SAME : DIFFERENCE, Rossi & Rossi, London UK

2013 Venice Biennale Collateral Events - Personal Structures, the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation at Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy

2013 Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, The Contemporary Arts Centre, Boston, USA

2013 In the Name of Honour, One Mayfair, London, UK

2013 Miniature Rewind 1, Grosvenor Vadehra, Art Dubai 2013

2013 Art 13, Rossi and Rossi

2013 Victory! Triumph in Classical and Contemporary Asian Art, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2012, Art Dubai, Grosvenor Vadehra, UAE

2012 Simeen Farhat and Faiza Butt, Adjacent and Across,  XVA Gallery Dubai

2011 Amelia Johnson Gallery, Hong Kong

2011 Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Cincinnati Contemporary Art Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2011 What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK

2011 Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, USA

2011 Shifting Ground: Faiza Butt and Naiza Khan, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, in conjunction with Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2010 Real Faith Fiction, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2010 The Rising Tide: New Directions in Art from Pakistan, 1990-2010, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan

2010 Beyond the Page: The Miniature as Attitude in Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, USA

2010 The Rising Tide, Mohatta Palace Museums, Karachi, Pakistan

2010 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Gandhara Arts, Hong Kong

2010 Boys and Girls Come Out to Play, Summer Exhibition, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2010 Art Dubai, Gandhara Arts, Dubai, UAE

2010 Beyond the Page, Asia Pacific Museum, San Francisco, California, USA

2010 Group Show, The Palette Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2010 The State of Things: Recent Art from Pakistan, Aicon Gallery, London, UK

2009 Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia Society, New York, USA

2009 Three Women Show, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

2008 Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Christie's, London, UK

2008 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Green Cardamom Gallery, Hong Kong

2008 Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavillion, Art Dubai

2006 Who are you? Where are you really from?, The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2006 Lille 3000, Group Show of Pakistani Art, Lille, France

2006 But where are you really from?, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

2005 Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

2004 ArtWallah, Arts Festival of the South Asian Diaspora, Los Angeles, USA

2004 Collaboration with Artist Gutz Bury, Seven Seven Gallery, London, UK

2001-3 Collaboration with Inner-City Youths on Various Art Educational Projects, London, UK

2000 Group Show, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2000 Pakistan: Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, UK

1998 Group Show, J. Walter Thompson Ltd., London, UK

1998 Group Show of Student Work from Slade School of Fine Art, BT Headquarters, London, UK

1998 Slade (MA) Student Show, London, UK

1997 Group Show, Andrew Wendht Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1997 Three Women Artists, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1997 Scope VII, National College of Arts Faculty Show, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

1996 Group Show, AN Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

1996 Group Show, Alliance Française, Lahore, Pakistan

1996 Billboards Against Violence, International Exhibition, Goethe-Institut, Lahore, Pakistan

1996 National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1995 Women's Festival, The Playhouse Company, Durban, South Africa

1994 Group Show, Annual Women's Conference, Alhambra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

1994 National Exhibition, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan

1994 The Degree Show, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

 

AWARDS

2011 Nominated for the Jameel Prize, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

2010 Nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong

2009 Finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Hong Kong

1998 Distinction Awarded for MA Result at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK
Slade Bursaries Award

1998 Merit Award for MA Students, University College London, London, UK

1995 UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Award, Artist in Residence at the Bartle Arts Trust, Durban, South Africa

1995 Berger Gold Medal for Outstanding Student of the Year Award, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

1993 First Prize for Young Artists, Alhambra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan