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FARRAH MAHMOOD ADNAN
Associate Professor/Curator COMSATS Art Gallery
Department of Architecture and Design
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Park Road, Chak Shahzad. Islamabad Campus, Pakistan. www.ciit.edu.pk

farrahadnan@yahoo.com
www.farrahmahmood.com

Summary of Expertise
Miniature Painting;
Mughal, Persian, Rajhistani, Pahari, Daccan and Kangra Schools of Art.
Calligraphy; Khat-e-Nastalleque, Khat-e-Thuluth and Stylized.

Sculpture;
In round and relief in clay (High, Medium and Low), Metal, Junk materials. Molding and castings in plaster of pares and fiberglass. Carvings in wood, plaster and marble.

Design;
Sugar Lift, Salt Lift; Abbari (Marbling) and Batik Styles. Interiors, Murals, Jewelry Designing in Resin, Fiberglass and Junk Material.
Academic Qualifications
December 1999,Bachelors in Fine Arts (Equivalent M.F.A from Higher Education Commission, Islamabad) Passed with Honors in the Department of Fine Arts, National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, Pakistan.
Major: Miniature Painting (1998 - 99).
First Major was Sculpture from 1997 to 98.
Minors: Photography, Printmaking, and Computer Graphics.
Dissertation: Breaking the boundaries (About traditions and human sufferings of society).
Acadamic Experience
Taught at the following Universities and Institutes from January 2000 to Date:
2005 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and Design, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Consultant for Miniature (Major) class, National College of Arts, (NCA) Rawalpindi.
  • 2003- 2005
  • Head of Fine Arts Department, IQRA University, Islamabad. (Courses taught; Drawing, Sculpture, Miniature painting)
  • 2002-2005
  • Lecturer, Department of Art and Design, IQRA University, Islamabad, Pakistan (courses taught: Basic Drawing, Human Anatomy and Nature Drawing)
  • 2001-2002
  • Visiting Lecturer, Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. (Courses taught; Sculpture and Miniature painting)

  • Visiting Lecturer Fashion Designing, British Education & Training Systems (BETS), Islamabad, Pakistan.)

  • Visiting Lecturer, Hunerkada, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2000
  • Lecturer Miniature Painting, Guchrang, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Fellowships, Residencies, Honors & Awards
    2012
  • Winner of the juried art competitions "Imagining our Future Together"-a vision of a better common future in South Asia, a project organized by the Vice Presidency for South Asia and the Art Program of the World Bank.

    http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2012/10/09/imagining-our-future-together
    http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2012/10/09/imagining-our-future-together-part-2

  • Interviewed for the documentary program "Agli Rutt ki Dastak"by USAID covered by the Black box sounds. This program focuses on the people who work hard and face the challenges for their growth and make a standing in society.(March).

  • Interviewed for the Program Take off from Pakistan Television, Islamabad (PTV Home,April).

  • 2011
  • Participated in the 'Queen of Democracy' Portrait Contest held in London, UK.
  • 2009
  • Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellowship Award by the British Council, 2008/09.

  • Artist in Residence at THE ART HOUSE,Wakefield. Yorkshire, United Kingdom. (UK).
    http://www.the-arthouse.org.uk.

  • Head, writing team; National Curriculum for FINE ARTS, Grades,XI-XII, Government of Pakistan, Federal Ministry of Education. Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Advisor/Reviewer; National Curriculum for Art and Model Drawing, Grades IX-X, Government of Pakistan, Federal Ministry of Education. Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2008
  • Awarded Honorarium from the worthy Rector CIIT, Dr.S.M.Junaid Zaidi for the portrait of Madam Tehmina Daultana (Federal Minister, Science & Technology) in traditional Mughal Miniature style. The painting was presented to Madam by the Rector on the behalf of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology. Islamabad Campus.

  • Head, writing team; National Curriculum Framework, Fine Arts, grades,X1-XII Federal Ministry of Education. Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2006
  • Invited for the 'Artist in Residence Program', by the Austrian Federal Chancellery,Vienna, Austria.
    http://www.austria-pakistan.org/archiv_en.htm#Farrah M.Rana,Artist-in-Residence,
  • 2000
  • Awarded Certificate of Appreciation by the National Training Bureau of Pakistan for active instructional and teaching efforts in Sculpture.
  • 1999
  • Honors in the Department of Fine Arts from NCA, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Awarded Certificate for playing eastern Sitar by Ustaad Alam.

  • Awarded Certificate for participating as an organizer of Convocation.

  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence for organizing trip to India.
  • 1995
  • Awarded Best Student Award, C.B College, Rawalpindi
  • 1994
  • First Position in the Department of Fine Arts at C.B College, Rawalpindi

  • First Prize in All Pakistan Poster Competition on Kashmir.
  • 1993
  • First Prize in the Poster Competition on Female Issues.

  • First Prize in the Watercolor Competition, Government College.

  • First Prize in the Figure Competition, Government College Rawalpindi.

  • Third Prize in the Poster Competition at Islamabad Girls College, Islamabad.
  • Guest Lectures / Presentations
    2013
  • Presented research work on "Women and Violence against Women" in the seminar focusing future programs of the South Asia at the World Bank (headquarter) Washington D.C. (23-01-13).
  • 2012
  • Concepts and Technique of Traditional and Contemporary Miniature Paintings. 27th April at the Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • The History and Technique Traditional Miniature Paintings of the Indian Sub-continent and its technique. 16th January , Pakistan National Council of Arts,(PNCA).Islamabad.
  • 2010
  • The History of Traditional Miniature Paintings of the Indian Sub-continent and its technique. 25th September at the Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington.D.C.
  • 2009
  • The History and Traditional Technique of Miniature Paintings, Presentation on my work at the Keighleys Arts Factory, Keighley, UK.
    http://kafgallery.blogspot.com/2009/03/miniature-moghul-painting-lecture.html

  • The History and Traditional Technique of Miniature Paintings, Fine Arts Department, Wakefield Arts College, Wakefield, UK.
  • 2006
  • Art in Pakistan, International Centre for Culture & Management (ICCM), Salzburg, Austria.

  • Traditional Miniature Art in Pakistan, Austria Pakistan Organization, Vienna, Austria.
  • Exhibitions
    83 National and International shows including:
    Up Coming
    2013
  • Selected group show at Dhaka , Bangladesh.

  • Selected artists show by the Embassy of Pakistan in Jeddah, Saudiarabia.

  • National Exhibition at the PNCA.
  • Solo Exhibitions
    2010
  • "Waqt k sath sath", Nomad Gallery, Islamabad. (Catalog)
  • 2006
  • Miniature paintings Exhibition, Town Hall of Steyr, Austria.

  • Exhibition of Miniature Paintings by Farrah, Volkarabruk, Austria.
  • Two Person Shows
    2010
  • Gandhi Memorial Center. Washington D.C, U.S.A (Catalog)
  • 2007
  • Stockport Art Gallery, Manchester, England.

  • Rohtaas 2 Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2001
  • National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Group Exhibitions
    2013
  • Group Exhibition of South Asian Winners at Vadodar,Gujrat, India. (16th March).

  • Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan. (18th March).

  • "Harmony in Diversity" at the National Arts Gallery,(PNCA) Islamabad.(5 to 14th march) (An outcome of ten days artists residency program in Tumair).

  • Selected artists show "Art for a cause, Merging generational perspectives" at the Rawalpindi Arts Council. (8th March).

  • "Imagining our Future Together" Exhibition at The World Bank, Washington D.C, U.S.

  • 2012
  • "Imagining our Future Together" Exhibition at The World Bank, India Habitat Center, New Dehli, (Dec).

  • British Albert Museum, London, U.K.

  • Total Arts Gallery, Dubai. U.A.E. (Dec).

  • "Imagining our Future Together" Exhibition at The World Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Oct). Traveling Show in all South Asian countries.

  • Group show of selected artists, "Colours of Democracy" at the Parliament House, Islamabad.
  • 2011
  • The House of Zunn with collaboration of NM Art Gallery, Dubai. U.A.E (Oct, 4th).

  • "Hues from Potohar" Group show by selected Islamabad/Rawalpindi Artists at the National Art Gallery, PNCA, Islamabad.

  • Group Exhibition on "In the Name of Honour" by RASTAY at Jharoka Art Gallery, Islamabad.

  • Fundraiser Group exhibition at Nomad Gallery.

  • Group show at American Embassy, Islamabad.

  • 'Odessey' Faculty exhibition at CIIT. (Catalog, May)

  • 'United-in the age of Dialogue' at Pakistan National Art Gallery, Islamabad.(Catalog, April)

  • 'Pakistani Aurat kay Naam'' at NOMAD gallery. Islamabad.
  • 2010
  • Gender Violence' at the NOMAD gallery. Islamabad.

  • Spring Show at the Gallery 6. Islamabad.
  • 2009
  • Exhibition of Miniatures, THE ART HOUSE, Wakefield, UK.

  • "Beyond the Frame" at National Art Gallery, (PNCA) Islamabad.

  • Exhibition of Asian Art at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge,Huddersfields, Yorkshire. UK.
  • 2008
  • Exhibition of Drawings at National College of Arts, Rawalpindi. (Catalog)

  • Group show of Contemporary Miniature Paintings at Artscene Gallery. Karachi. Pakistan. (Catalog)

  • South Asian Art Exhibition at Nomad gallery, Islamabad.

  • Miniature show at Jharoka ArtGallery Islamabad. (Catalog)

  • International Art Exhibition at University of Sindh, Jamshoro. (Catalog)
  • 2007
  • The 6th Annual Exhibition of Miniatures at Nomad Gallery, Islamabad.
  • 2006
  • Exhibition of Paintings by the works of Artists in Residence. Palace Porcia, Vienna, Austria.

  • First exhibition of Miniature paintings and Photography at COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology, Islamabad.
  • 2005
  • Wassli' Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan. (Catalog)

  • Fundraiser Exhibition for the Earthquake Affectees by the artists of Pakistan and Bangladesh, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Summer Art Show, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Annual Miniature Exhibition, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Art works, President's Relief Fund for Tsunami Affectees, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2004
  • Exhibition of Miniature Paintings, Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Exhibition of Miniature Paintings, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Pakistani Miniature Painters, Bahrain Art Center, Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • Exhibition, Miniatures Paintings for SAARC, Hunerkada, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2003
  • Exhibition, Paintings, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • National Exhibition, Paintings, Al-Hamrah Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2002
  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Rohtaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Paintings, Niavaran Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran.

  • National Exhibition of Sculpture, The Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore.

  • Exhibition, Miniatures, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniatures, Mohatta Palace, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 2001
  • First National Miniature Show, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan. (Catalog)

  • Exhibition of Paintings from Pakistan, Athens, Greece.

  • Exhibition of Paintings from Pakistan, Warsaw, Greece.

  • Paintings show by the faculty of Hunerkada, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition of Miniature Paintings, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Crow-Eaters Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Miniature Paintings on display at Kungh Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Graphic Prints, Khaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Ijaz Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2000
  • Exhibition United Nations Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Al-Hamrah Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition of Paintings, Nomad Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • National Exhibition on Independence day, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Exhibition, Miniature Paintings, Rohtaas Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Miniature show at Al-Hamrah Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Paintings exhibition at National Art Gallery Islamabad, Pakistan.

  • Millennium Exhibition at Zahoor-ul-Ikhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Miniature show at Lee Gallery, Chen One, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1998
  • Sculpture Exhibition, Zaviay, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 1997
  • Sculpture Exhibition, Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Curetted Shows (National and International)
    2012
  • "Visual Montage" a group exhibition of hobby artists by the CIIT family (a very unique show of its own kind).

  • Architect Oscar Neimeyer's work photography at COMSATS Art Gallery (19th Dec).

  • "Transformation" a group show of students work at COMSATS Art Gallery (30th Nov).

  • Dr.Shahida Mansoor's Print exhibition at COMSATS Gallery(15th June).

  • Curetted the First Solo show "Sun Light" of Lecturer Mariam Haider at CIIT Gallery, Islamabad Campus. (January 24th).
  • 2011
  • Curetted the Retrospective show "Safar" of Professor Nargis Khalid, HEC Foreign Professor at CIIT, CIIT Gallery, Islamabad Campus. (July, 27th).

  • Solo Exhibition" Flight of Imagination" by Ms.Samreen Asif at CIIT Gallery.COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,Islamabad. (June, 14th ).
  • 2010
  • Curetted Two person show "Worth a Thousand Words" at GMC, Bethesda, Washington D.C, U.S.A (Sept)
  • 2008
  • Exhibition of Miniature Paintings and Calligraphy with Naqashi at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT) Chakshazad, Islamabad.

  • Organized Exhibition of Students work at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT) Chakshazad, Islamabad.
  • 2007
  • "First Step" an Exhibition on the opening of Architecture Department at COMSATS Institute of Information & Technology, Lahore campus.

  • Organized First Exhibition of Architecture & Design Department of CIIT at Islamabad. H-8/1.
  • 2006
  • CIIT's First ever Exhibition of Photography by Ms.Nasreen Sultana. H-8/1. (March)
  • 2005
  • Group show of Lahore and Islamabad based artists at Nomad Gallery, Islamabad.
  • Trainings & Workshops Conducted
    2012
  • Traditional Miniature Paintings of the Sub-Continent at the National Art Gallery (PNCA), Islamabad. January.
  • 2009
  • The Traditional Mughal Indian Miniature Paintings of the Sub-Continent at the Art House. (The Workshop was designed for the professional artists of Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield), United Kingdom.(UK)

  • Traditional Mughal Indian Miniature Paintings and Self Portrait at the Art House.UK.(The Workshop was designed for the professional artists/students of Leeds,Bradford and Wakefield).

  • Short Workshop on the basic line exercises of Traditional Miniature Painting and at The Brampton School, Derbyshire. UK.
  • 2008
  • Sculpture Workshop of making key models at CIIT (Using additive and subtractive methods and junk materials).

  • Workshop of Traditional Miniature Painting & Calligraphy with Nakaashi at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.
  • 2005
  • Color, Design and Surface Embellishment, SUNGI Foundation, Islamabad.

  • Understanding of Basic Colors and Application of Colors, OMV Petroleum and BHP Billiton Petroleum (Pakistan) Pty Ltd, Islamabad.The training was conducted in Khairpur(Sindh,Pakistan).
  • 2004
  • Color, Design and Surface Embellishment, (SUNGI Foundation and WHO), Islamabad.

  • Painting Techniques, School of Human Rights, Islamabad.
  • 2002
  • Contemporary Jewelry Designing in Raison and Waste Materials, IBM-ACE, Islamabad.
  • 2001
  • Relief Sculpture, Gachrang Art Academy, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • Miniature Painting and Paper Dying, Gachrang Art Academy, Rawalpindi.

  • Traditional Miniature Painting, Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.
  • 2000
  • Miniature Painting, Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • Sculpture in Fiberglass, National Training Bureau, Islamabad.

  • Masks, British Education and Training Systems, Islamabad.
  • Workshops / Seminars(Attended)
  • Restoration/conservation of Art works on paper by the Expert Mr.Irshad Ahmed at The National Arts Council,F-5,Islamabad. (Jan 7th to 18th,2013).

  • "Modernity and traditions" seminar by the renowned architect and scholar Kamil Khan Mumtaz at CIIT.Dec,2012.

  • "Modernity and traditions" seminar by the renowned architect and scholar Kamil Khan Mumtaz at CIIT.Dec,2012.

  • Calligraphy Workshop (Khat-e-Naskh)by Nasir Semaab at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA),Islamabad. 14th to 17th Sept,2011.

  • Truck Painting Workshop by renowned skilled painter Mr.Tariq Mahmood at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Islamabad.
    5th to 9th July, 2011.

  • Faculty Development workshop organized by the Prof. Pervaiz Vandal at Architecture Department, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore Campus.
    Aug 9th to 20th,2008.
    Lectures delivered by: Prof. Pervaiz Vandal, Prof. Sajida Vandal, Prof. Lala Rukh.

  • Calligraphy (Khat e Sulas) by Ustaad Gohar Qallam.( 22nd -24th Jan 2008)

  • Curriculum Designing by Dr. Bernadett L.( 6th August,2007)

  • Textiles (Batik, Tie & Dye, Block printing)

  • Ceramics workshop by Lale at National College of Arts Lahore.1997

  • Paper making at Guchrang School of Art.Rawalpindi. March 2000
  • Collections
    2012
  • Miniature Paintings selected for the permanent collection of the World Bank,Washington.D.C.
  • Parliament House of Pakistan, Islamabad.
  • 2010
  • Ms.Carrie Trybulec, Director, Gandhi Memorial Center, Washington D.C, U.S.
  • 2009
  • Secretary Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust, Mr.Tim Butchard ,London. U.K.
  • 2006
  • Mayer of Steyr at STEYR CITY HALL, Austria.

  • Dr.Friedrich Posch, Ex Austrian Ambassador in Pakistan. Austria.
  • 2006
  • Miniature Painting selected for permanent collection at the Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan NCA which also includes works by Sher Muhammad, Haji Sharif, Colin David, Bhai Ram Singh and Sadequain.
  • Reaserch Projects
    2012
  • Female persecution in Asian countries after research produced a series in this regard, depicting positive and negative aspects and humiliation. The series has been awarded and selected for the World Bank permanent collection in Washington D.C.
  • 2010
  • Flood Disaster in Pakistan (Over Turning) In these series the sense of morality and realization of how helpless we are is shown. Being a female artist I'm more sensitive to the fast changing world that is somewhat unsettling for me and the flood in Pakistan that have devastated the lives of thousands. My new work reflects the effects of abuse of power in all its sense

  • Suicide bombing (Front Line) In these paintings, I used the subtle symbols and strong colors on textured paper that create a dialogue, expressing the loud nature of these issues that are usually over looked. In my work one can easily find, those souls that were lost in the battle for power.

  • Honor Killings in East. (Honorable killings) I produced a series of paintings for the worldwide awareness of female issues My work is on issues that have shaped the lives of thousands of people in Pakistan. The impact of incidences like 'Karokari', 'Inheritance Marriages', 'Child marriages', 'child abuse', 'suicide bombing',
  • 2008-09
  • Child abuse in the world (Innocence's Journey) Developed a series of paintings.
  • 2008-to date
  • Miniature Painters of Pakistan (1947 to date) i.e Haji Sahrif ,Sheikh Shujjah , Bashir Ahmed and contemporary Miniature artists.(project in progress).
  • 2005-06
  • Earth quake in Pakistan: (The Mark) Visited the area and buildings, have taken photographs for the project at various times, and produced an illustration on Earth quake disasters.
  • 2004-05
  • Female issues in Pakistan. (Walk of Purity Developed a series of six paintings on Mukhtaraan Mai. (June 2004-05)
  • 1999
  • Dissertation: Breaking the Boundaries. (It was about the traditions and human sufferings of Eastern society).
  • Projects
    2012
  • Designing /layout of German Artist Mrs.Utte Elper's book.
  • Choreography of Ahmed Faraz Corner at CIIT Library. Whole layout of the pictures on walls, verses frames and Head Sculpture of the poet Ahmed Faraz in clay and cast in fiber glass.
  • 2011
  • Designed Poster of the Exhibition "Flight of Imagination" by Ms.Samreen, (June).
  • Design of display panels for the exhibitions and Layout of the gallery CIIT.(May).
  • 2010
  • Designed Certificate and Gold medal for Dr. Q. K Ghori Award at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT) Chakshazad, Islamabad. (Nov. 10th).

  • Designed the gold medal and certificate of Kausar Bashir Ahmed Award (KBA) for the Architecture & Design department at CIIT.

  • Designed Catalog of Thesis students work at the Department of Architecture.

  • Organized Thesis Display of the students of architecture at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT) Chakshazad, Islamabad.
  • 2008
  • Designed shields for Baz-e-Iqbal Program at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT) Chakshazad, Islamabad.

  • Designed Posters of Scientists for Electrical Engineering Department of CIIT, Chakshahzad, Islamabad.
  • 2007
  • Consultant Academy for Educational Development AED/ USAID Contractor, Pakistan Safe Drinking Water and Hygiene Promotion Project, Islamabad. (Designed;Posters, Desktop calendar,Table calendar,ID card holders and Recognition pads etc).

  • Consultant for SUNGI Foundation, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2005
  • Designer and Consultant, Aroze by Bina's Saloon, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2003
  • Interior Designer, Pernian Boutique, Gujjar Khan, Pakistan.
  • Honorary Positions
    2010
  • Consulted for NTS (National Testing Services), Islamabad.
  • External Juror for M.A Fine Arts Miniature and Calligraphy thesis.
  • 2008
  • Served as Judge for Painting Competition at Islamabad Girls College .ICG, Islamabad.Pakistan.

  • 2007
  • Served as Judge for Inter Colleges Painting Competition at Federal Government College for Women, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • External examiner for the thesis of Miniature Painting, Masters program at Fatimmah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • 2005
  • Served as Juror of Painting Competition at Pakistan Science Foundation, Islamabad.

  • Served as Juror/External Examiner for the thesis of Miniature Students at Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • 2004
  • Served as Judge for All Pakistan Painting Competition at PAF Base, Chaklala, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • 2003
  • Served as External Examiner/Juror for the Fashion Design students at the University of Faisalabad, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

  • Served as Judge for Roshan Pakistan Program at Pakistan Television Islamabad Center, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2002
  • Advisor for the thesis of First Miniature painting, Fine Arts Department, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

  • Served as Judge for the painting competition by Japan Embassy at Pakistan National Council of Arts,PNCA, Islamabad.

  • Served as Judge for Painting Competition at the Federal Government College for Women, Kashmir Road, (C.B College) Rawalpindi.

  • Served as Judge for All Pakistan Painting Competition, Islamabad Margalla College for Girls, Islamabad.
  • 2001
  • Conducted First Thesis on Miniature painting Fatimah Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

  • Served as Judge for a Painting Competition at Islamabad College for Girls, Islamabad. 2000
  • 2000
  • Served as a Judge for Painting Competition at Government College for Women, Rawalpindi.

  • Served as Juror of Miniature Thesis at Hunerkada, Islamabad.
  • Reviews & Publications
    Work appreciated in the following newspapers/magazines nationally and internationally:
  • Art display: When finesse of old, freshness of youth combine By Sehrish Ali / Photo: Myra Iqbal, Published: March 6, 2013.
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/516357/art-display-when-finesse-of-old-freshness-of-youth-combine/
    http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2012/10/09/imagining-our-future-together
    http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2012/10/09/imagining-our-future-together-part-2
    http://katiepickardfawcett.wordpress.com/

  • World Bank art exhibit aims to bring South Asia together, Saturday Jan 12, 2013.
    http://india.nydailynews.com/newsarticle/15ffb915d3ce1785a8e76a6d15468bda/world-bank-art-exhibit-aims-

  • South Asia Regional Art Exhibition starts in capital. October 7, 2012.
    http://www.dhakamirror.com/metropolitan/south-asia-regional-art-exhibition-starts-in-capital/

  • World Bank Regional Art Exhibition Opens in Dhaka. October 6, 2012.
    http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/2012/10/06/world-bank-regional-art-exhibition-opens-dhaka

  • South Asian artists imagine future together.
    http://news.priyo.com/2012/10/08/art-61234.html

  • World Bank organizes the group exhibition titled, 'Imagining Our Future Together' by Asmaul Housna
    http://www.newagebd.com/supliment.php?a=arc&sid=138&id=1016&date=2012-10-11

  • "Together our Future" Publication by the World Bank for the South Asian Countries. Work and research published (2012-13).

  • Colours of Democracy' facelifts Parliament's walls
    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online

  • Re-emergence of Oriental Miniature Art â€" Eastern legacy by Sana Jamal
    http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=135759

  • Mastering miniature art in 10 days, By Sehrish Ali (January 31, 2012)
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/329563/mastering-miniature-art-in-10-days/

  • Workshop on miniature art of subcontinent: PNCA (31,January 2012.by Nasreen)
    http://daaira.com/workshop-on-miniature-art-of-subcontinent-pnca/

  • Miniature art workshop continues at PNCA (25th January, Balochistan Times)
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Miniature+art+workshop+continues

  • Amateur artists awarded for miniature art training Traditional Miniature Painting
    http://pakedu.net/training-workshops/amateur-artists-awarded

  • Amateur artists awarded for miniature training. Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012
    HTTP://WWW.PAKISTANTODAY.COM.PK/2012/01/AMATEUR

  • MINI PERSPECTIVES: YES, ART CLASSES CAN BE AFFORDABLEBY SHEHRISH ALI,JANUARY 18,1012
    HTTP://TRIBUNE.COM.PK/STORY/322991/MINI-PERSPECTIVES

  • WORKSHOP ON MINIATURE PAINTINGS. SCHEZEE ZAIDI.TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012
    HTTP://WWW.THENEWS.COM.PK/TODAYSPRINTDETAIL.ASPX?

  • Amateur artists get miniature art training at PNCA (Tuesday, January 17, 2012)
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012%5

  • Amateur artists train in miniature art training
    http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/17/amateur-artists-train-in-miniature-art-training.html

  • Workshop on miniature painting begins at NAG
    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/01/workshop-on-miniature-painting-begins

  • PNCA to arrange 10-day workshop on miniature art
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?

  • Tomorrow 10th day Sub-continent Miniature Art Workshop
    http://www.brecorder.com/top-news/113-arts-a-leisure-top-news/42359-tomorrow

  • PNCA to arrange 10-day workshop on miniature art
    http://pakstudy.com/web/edu-news/pnca-arrange-10-day-workshop-miniature-art

  • Miniature Art Workshop
    http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=133404

  • Exhibition: Potohar's culture meets the artistic eye, Published: September 23, 2011
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/258457/exhibition-potohars-culture-meets-the-artistic-eye/

  • 'Hues from Potohar' showcased at NAG By Jamal Shahi
    http://www.dawn.com/2011/09/23/hues-from-potohar-showcased-at-nag.html

  • Jharoka Wages war on honour killing by Mahtab Bashir, 14th July,2011
    http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2011/07/jharoka-wages-war-on-honour-killing/

  • Honour killing issue to be portrayed through art today
    http://cont.brecorder.com/general-news/single/599/0/1211612/?date=2011-07-14

  • Belgian envoy opens fundraising art show By Shahina Maqbool, May 25th.
    www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?

  • Fundraiser exhibit: When the art scene gives back | Tribune | Arts ....The Express
    Tribune, May 25th, 2011.
    www.hamariweb.com/enews/fundraiser-exhibit-when-the-art-scene-gives

  • Fundraiser exhibit: When the art scene gives back | PKARTICLES25 May 2011 ...
    ISLAMABAD: The Express Tribune, May 25th, 2011. ...

  • Exhibition of Art work by 100 artists by Sana Jamal
    http://pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=85054

  • Rastay' presents a grand medley of contemporary art by Schezee Zaidi April 05, 2011
    Tribune, May 25th, 2011.
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS OF PAKISTAN
    http://app.com.pk/en_/index.php?

  • DAWN
    http://www.dawn.com/2011/04/06/works-of-150-artists-on-display-at-nag.html

  • ISLAMABAD DIARY
    http://pakistan-i.blogspot.com/2011/04/art-exhibition-features-work-of.html

  • Picture gallery;
    http://www.rastayngo.com/media-gallery.html

  • Art exhibition : Feminism, symbolism and political corruption By Momina Sibtain, Published: December 27,2010
    http://tribune.com.pk/story/95291/art-exhibition-feminism-symbolism

  • Farrah Adnan's solo show brings new techniques of miniature art Associated Press of Pakistan.Dec 28th, 2010
    http://app.com.pk/en_/index.php?option=com_content

  • http://paper.li/shemreznauman/twitternama/2010/12/28

  • http://www.hakomat.com/forum/showthread.php?3460-Art-exhibition-Feminism-symbolism-and-political-corruption

  • Feminism, symbolism and political corruption By Salman Azeem, Monday, 27th December, 2010
    http://www.zoneasia-pk.com/ZoneAsia-Pk/index.php?

  • FARRAH'S MINIATURES FOCUS ON ILLITERACY, CORRUPTION Posted by Mohsin Nazir Mughal on December 26, 2010
    http://mohsinnazir.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/farrah's-miniatures

  • http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Miniature+paintings+show+continues

  • The News, (Sunday, December 26, 2010)
    http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?

  • Artist depicts social worries of society By Sana Jamal, Published in Pakistan Observer (Dec. 23, 2010)
    http://pakistan-i.blogspot.com/2010/12/artist-depicts-social

  • Artist depicts social worries By Sana Jamal, (Thursday, December 23, 2010.)
    http://pakobserver.net/201012/23/detailnews.asp?id=67766

  • The Saturday Post in Washington.D.C. 15th Oct.2010 October-09-15-2010October-09-15-
    http://thesaturdaypost.com/community_226_wtwartex.html

  • "BEYOND THE FRAME" Scintillating display of contemporary exuberance by Schezee Zaidi. International THE NEWS. Islamabad.9th April 2009.
    www.thenews.com.pk

  • Works of 20 artists on display at PNCA. DAWN, Islamabad. April 9,2009.
    http://DAWN.com

  • Small things are more beautiful in art work by Georgina Moris, Dewsbury Reporter, UK March 6th 2009.
    www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk

  • The Art House takes on an International flavour, Wakefield Express, CITY EDITION. UK Feb 20th 2009.
    http://www.wakefieldexpress.co.uk/news/Art-House-takes-on-an.4999542.jp

  • Miniature paintings on display at Art Scene Gallery, Saturday, November 01, 2008 By our correspondent, International THE NEWS. Karachi.

  • The News International, South Asian Art Show opens in capital today by Shahina Maqbool. (June 5th, 2008).

  • The Nation,Islamabad. 'South Asian Art'exhibition opens today by Farehia Rehman,(June 5th, 2008).

  • Dawn Islamabad, Metropolitan, A rainbow of art on display, By Jamal Shahid. (June 5th, 2008).

  • Daily Times Islamabad, 'South Asian Art' previewed at Nomad. (June 5th, 2008).

  • The Nation, Islamabad, Artists display ideas in miniature form at Jharoka By FAREHIA REHMAN (May 28th 2008).

  • International The News, Miniature go on display in Islamabad, By Shahina Maqbool ( May 28th, 2008).

  • The Nation, Islamabad, Artists display ideas in miniature form at Jharoka by Farehia Rehman. (May 27th 2008)

  • Daily Times, Islamabad, Iranian-style paintings on display. (May 27th 2008).

  • Dawn, Metropolitan, Exhibition of miniature paintings opens (May 27th 2008).

  • Daily Aaj Kal, (urdu news paper) Jharoka main 6 mussawiron ki miniatures fun paron ki numaish shuru by Unila Bashir. (May 27th 2008).

  • The Nation, Islamabad; Paintings past in Miniatures by Farehia Rehman. (May 18th 2007).

  • The News International, Islamabad, Permutation of traditional & modern miniature by Schezee Zaidi, (May 18th 2007).

  • Dawn (Metropolitan) Islamabad; Miniature paintings on display at Nomad by Jamal Shahid. (May 2007).

  • STEYR STADT, Steyr (Austria); Ausgestellt/ Eine junge Pakistanische Kunstlerin zeigt in Steyr Miniaturmalerei, Kunstdrama: Rahmen gingen im Koffer kaput by Kurt Daucher (Apr 29th 2006).

  • The News International, Lahore : Lovers of miniature painting gather at Ejaz galleries by Shahab Ansari (Dec 9th 2005).

  • The Nation, Islamabad: Testing limits of miniature format by Atteqa Ali, (Dec 12th 2005).

  • Dawn, Islamabad: These are 'art times' (Dec 10th 2005).

  • The Post Showbiz, Lahore, Wasli exhibition opens by Zeeshan Rana (Dec 10th 2005).

  • The Nation, Islamabad: Miniature with a difference by Maham Syed (28th Dec 2005).

  • The News, Islamabad: Pakistan, Bangladesh artists join hands to raise funds for quake survivors by Shahina Maqbool. (November 13th 2005).

  • The Nation, Islamabad: Second phase of Summer Art Show starts by Javaid-ur-Rahman (July 2nd 2005).

  • Dawn, Islamabad: Paintings on Mukhtaran's struggle (July 3rd 2005).

  • The Nation, Islamabad: Annual Exhibition of miniature paintings opens by Jawaid-ur-Rehman (May 20th, 2005.Islamabad).

  • Dawn Metropolitan: Miniaturists portray social, cultural Issues by Jamal Shahid (May 20th, 2005.Islamabad).

  • The News International, Islamabad: Miniatures exhibition opens in town by Shahina Maqbool (May 20th, 2005.Islamabad).

  • The Nation, Islamabad: Miniature paintings exhibition opens by Javaid-ur-Rehman. (May 19th, 2004).

  • The News, Islamabad: Neo-minimalist predilections by Asim Akhtar (June 1st 2003).

  • Dawn Metropolitan, Islamabad: 'Miniature Paintings on display at Nomad' (May 18th, 2003).

  • Daily News, Karachi: 'At Chawkandi small is beautiful' by Shamim Akhtar. (August 20th 2002).

  • Dawn Metropolitan, Islamabad: 'Miniature Paintings go on display today' by Mohammad Yasin. (12th May 2002).

  • Dawn, Lahore: 'Miniature narratives' by Saira Dar (May 11th 2002).

  • The News, Lahore: 'Modernity blends with tradition a group exhibition of miniatures' (May 8th, 2002).

  • Dawn, Islamabad: 'Exhibition of Miniatures tomorrow' by Mohammad Yasin. (Detailed personal interview)(May 7th 2002).

  • The News, Islamabad: 'A bold depiction of human rights in Pakistan' by Rasheed Khalid. (April 20th 2001).

  • KARACHI: Miniatures' exhibition opens at Mohatta -DAWN - Local ... Nov 3, 2001 ... Amir Malik, Ahsan Nadeem, Bushra Hussain, Farrah Mahmood Rana, Gul-i-Zehra, Lubna Naeem, Mehr Butt, Reema Kaleem Faroki, Maliha Noorani, ...
    www.dawn.com/2001/11/03

  • Dawn, Islamabad: 'Miniature paintings: a mix of traditional, modern art' by Mohammad Yasin. (April 7th 2001).

  • The News, Islamabad: 'Miniature-painting exhibition opens at Nomad Art Gallery today by Mobarik Virk. (April 5, 2001).

  • Libas, Lahore: 'Creative work of artists' by Salima Hashmi (August 2000).

  • The News, Islamabad: 'Works by 11 artists go on display at Nomad Art Gallery by M. Arshad Sharif. (Sept 3rd, 2000)

  • The News, Islamabad: 'Young Artists' Message Against Status Que' by M. Arshad Sharif (April 2000).

  • The Nation: Group show at Nomad Art Gallery by Mobarak Virk (Sept 3rd 2000).

  • Newspaper Jang, Lahore (Urdu news paper), 'Takhliqi Jissarat kay Namunay' by Munu Bhai. (Dec 14th, 1999)

  • Computer Literacy:
    Proficient in Windows.(MS Office, Corel Draw, Photoshop, Internet and E-mail).
    References
    Professor Nargis Khalid
    MA. Art Education
    (Rhode Island School of Design, U.S.A)
    H.E.C Foreign Faculty Professor,

    Department of Architecture and Design
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology.
    Islamabad Campus. Pakistan.
    E-mail; kalnar786@gmail.com

    Professor Salima Hashmi
    Dean
    Beaconhouse National University (BNU)
    School of Visual Arts.

    E-mail: hashmisalima@hotmail.com,
    URL:
    www.bnu.edu.pk

    Professor Bashir Ahmed,
    Head
    Department of Fine Arts.
    National College of Arts (NCA),

    Lahore-54000, Pakistan.
    Phone: (+ 92 42) 9210599,9210601
    www.nca.edu.pk

    Dr. Fatimah Zahra Hassan
    College of Fine Arts
    University of Sharjah UAE

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