Roohi Ahmed

Roohi S. Ahmed lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan. As a multidisciplinary artist, her work often draws upon cartographical references in order to investigate the ontological realities of human existence in a degenerating political, social and religious environment. Ahmed is an Associate professor at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) in Karachi and holds MFA from the UNSW Art and Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has exhibited widely in Pakistan and internationally and her work has been featured in the 11th Asian Art Biennial, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Ahmed has coordinated the Foundation Programme at IVS and lectured at the University of Karachi’s Visual Studies Department and UNSW Art and Design, Sydney. She has participated in International Artists’ workshops, Britto (Bangladesh), Vasl(Pakistan) and Coast(UK) and has been an artist in residence at Cicada Press (Australia), Coast (UK) and VASL (Pakistan). She has curated Simply Paper! and her co-curating credits include: Michael Esson: A Survey of Drawing, Michael Kempson: A Survey of Prints, Aboriginal Dreams and Let’s Draw the Line and 6X6: The Labyrinth in Karachi.

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