Rashid Rana (b.1968, Pakistan)

Born in Lahore, Rashid Rana received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 1992, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, US in 1994. He is the head of fine art department and one of the founding faculty members of the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

He has worked, over the past decade and a half, in dramatically different modes – abstractions on canvas, collaborations with a billboard painter, photographic/video performances, collages using found material and giant canvases painted by assistants on his direction – each time finding a freshness of purpose, and a surprising inventiveness of visual language.  

Solo exhibitions include Musee Guimet, Paris (2010); Art Public – Cabinet P.H., Geneva (2007); Chemould Prescott Road + Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai (2007); Nature Morte, New Delhi (2007); Philips Contemporary, Mumbai (2007). Group exhibitions include Saatchi Gallery, London (2010); Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland, Australia (2010); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010); Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena (2010); Devi Foundation, New Delhi (2010);National Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2009); Asia Society, New York (2009).

Rana, Rashid b.1968

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