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Lahore Biennale Foundation  Lahore Biennale 01 : 18th-31st March #LB01

Sonal Khullar is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington and mentor for the LBF Research Fellowship. She is the author of Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990 (University of California Press, 2015), which received the Bernard S. Cohn Book Prize of the Association of Asian Studies in 2017. She is writing a book, The Art of Dislocation, on conflict, collaboration, and globalization in contemporary art from South Asia. Her research has been supported by the College Art Association, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Institute of Indian Studies, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the Japan Foundation.
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The Research Unit announces the ‘LBF Research Fellowship’. It invites proposals from individuals or collectives to research any aspect of modern and contemporary art or visual culture relevant to Pakistan.

If you hold a Bachelors degree, are passionate about investigative learning, and are a resident of Pakistan or a member of its diaspora, this Fellowship can enable your project. Researchers from any disciplinary approach (art history, cultural studies, social sciences, etc) are encouraged to apply.
A distinguished external jury will select the final proposal, and the research process will be mentored by a leading art historian of South Asia, professor Sonal Khullar.

For more details about the Fellowship, other Grants and how to apply, please visit

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Artist Naiza Khan (Mentor of the Grant), lives and works between London and Karachi. She studied at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford and is currently an M.A. candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmith's College, London. Her practice encompasses teaching, curation, research and writing, and her work has been widely exhibited. She was a founder member of the Vasl Artists' Collective in Pakistan. In 2013, Khan was a recipient of the Prince Claus Award.

For more information on how to apply for the LBF-AAN Research Grant, please visit:

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The Research Unit announces the LBF-AAN Research Grant, to be awarded to an individual or collective whose research focuses on movements and shifts in modern and contemporary art that arise from Pakistan or its diaspora.

For more information on how to apply for the LBF-AAN Research Grant, please visit:

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The Research Unit aims to encourage primary research on visual cultures and to support writing, workshop training, and curatorial practices. It offers a program of Grants and Awards, which aim to foster research capacities at individual, collective, and institutional levels. The Research Unit supports excellence, best practices and is committed to open-access framework.

The Grants & Awards available are: •LBF-AAN Research Grant
•LBF Research Fellowship
•Asma Jahangir Award for Cultural Contribution Towards Social Justice
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The Lahore Biennale Foundation launches a major initiative, the Research Unit, to promote research on arts in Pakistan. Utilising a network of local and international institutional partners, researchers will have a chance to engage in research at local and community levels.
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Kick starting the Young Professionals Forum with a focus group meeting at the LBF office. .
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Title: Disruption as Rapture
Artist: Shahzia Sikander
HD video animation with 7.1 surround sound
Music by Du Yun featuring Ali Sethi
Animation by Patrick O’Rourke
Duration: 10 minutes 7 seconds

Shahzia Sikander received her BFA from the National College of Arts, Lahore and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Sikander takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as a point of departure to experiment with scale, collaboration, and media. For LB01 the artist exhibited at two sites, presenting large-scale immersive work, and engaging animation. ©️ Atif Saeed
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Artist: Shirin Neshat
Dual channel video
10 min. 35 sec.

Born in Qazvin, Iran, Neshat has worked in the United States for several decades. Her photographs and films offer a glimpse of the various religious, cultural and political realities that shape the identities of Muslim women globally.
For LB01 the artist presented a double channel projection that examines the complexity of gender roles in Iran. ©️ Usman Saqib Zuberi
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Title: Parda
Artist: Rehana Mangi
Human hair on charsuti cloth

Rehana Mangi studied miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore and has an MA from Beaconhouse National University. Her works involve drawing, painting, collage, needlework, embroidery and human hair.
For LB01 the artist presented three intricately hand-stitched works that incorporate human hair. They are evocative of the contested place of female bodies in public and private space. ©️ Usman Saqib Zuberi
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Title: The Observatory
Artist: Naiza Khan
Single channel video
6.10 minutes

Naiza Khan trained at the Ruskin School at Oxford, and the Wimbledon College of Art.
For LB01, the artist presented works from a multi-year engagement with the province of Sindh as a site. They are part of the artist's long-term exploration of geographies, boundaries, weather patterns, and bodies. ©️ Usman Saqib Zuberi
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Title:Reading of a wedding card
Artist : Sadia Salim

Sadia Salim graduated with a B.Des. from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi, and received a Ed.M. in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, New York.
For LB01 the artist created fragile and luminous objects based on traditional geometric patterns. ©️ Usman Saqib Zuberi
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