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Meher Afroz

Professor at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi and Member Pakistan Arts council, Karachi. Meher is recipient of numerous awards including Pride of Performance Award by the Govt. of Pakistan in 2014 and Honorable Mention at 6th Asian Biennale in 1993, Bangladesh. She graduated with honors in Fine Arts from Government College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow, India in 1971. Afroz has been part of many national and international workshops and residencies including Studio RM Residency (international) in 2010; Workshop in Taulouse, France in 1996; Painter Workshop at Alliance Francaise, Islamabad in 1995; Painter Workshop at Goethe Institute, Lahore in 1993; Printmaking workshop with WalterCrump at American Center, Karachi in 1993 and Woodcut Techniques workshop at ‘Kala Institute’, San Francisco, USA in 1991. Meher’s work has been featured in notable publications like, ’50 years of Visual Arts in Pakistan 1997’ by Prof. Quddus Mirza, ‘Pioneering Prospective 1998’ by Nilofur Farrukh and ‘Image and Identity 1999’ by Dr. Akber Naqvi. She has been showing her work in several solo and group exhibitions in Pakistan [including recent projects like 1 x 1 Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad, Lahore Biennale and Studio RM project It’s about Body], UK, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Canada, Iraq, India, Hong Kong, UAE, France, Nepal, USA, Bangladesh, Australia and Italy. Nilofur Farrukh has compiled the journey of life with passion, art and Afroz’s own style of artwork named A Beautiful Despair. Afroz lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

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