Ali Kazim (b.1979 in Pattoki. Lives and works in Lahore) Ali Kazim is an artist and educator (Assistant Professor at National College of Arts Lahore) holds a BFA (with distinction) from National College of Arts Lahore, (2002) and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, (2011). Kazim has exhibited widely in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. His group exhibitions include: Human Image: master pieces of figurative art from British Museum at Seoul Arts Center, Korea, Dust at Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, Poland; Treasure’s of the World’s at Culture Museumsmeile Bonn, Germany; Portraits at Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis and London; The Missing One at OCA, Norway; Ethereal at Leila Heller Gallery, NYC; Creative Cities Collection at the Barbican Exhibition Hal London; Drawn from life at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, UK; Beyond the page at Asia Pacific Museum USA; Drawn from life: drawing form at Green Cardamom, London, UK and 12th and 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh. Solo shows include: Of Darkness and Light at Rohtas II Lahore, Pakistan; Untitled (hair installation) at Rohtas II Lahore, Pakistan; Rider at Green Cardamom London, UK and Rohtas gallery, Lahore, Pakistan; Mid-career survey at Cartwright Hall Gallery, Bradford, UK; VM Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Sacred Souls, Secret Lives Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Gallery, New York and Green Cardamom, London. He has received a number of awards and artist residencies including; inaugural KB17 jury prize; Finalists for the Catlin Prize, UK; The Art House Residency, Wakefield, UK; The Land Securities Studio Award, London, UK; Melvill Nettleship Prize for Figure Composition, UCL, London; Art OMI artist residency, New York, USA; Young Painter Award, Lahore Arts Council, Pakistan; ROSL Travel Scholarship: Residency at Hospital Field, Scotland, UK; Vasl Residency (Triangle Arts Trust), Karachi, Pakistan and International Artist Camp, George Keyt Foundation, Sri Lanka.