Aisha Khalid

Aisha Khalid (born 1972, Faisalabad, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore. She is trained in Mughal miniaturist traditions and is one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists. Khalid has presented numerous solo exhibitions including Larger Than Life, Whitworth Art Gallery, London (2012); Larger Than Life, Corvi-Mora, London (2012); Pattern To Follow, Chawkandi Art, Karachi (2010); Conversations, Pump House Gallery, London (2008). Selected group exhibitions include venues such as the Venice Biennale (2009), Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (2011), Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011) and the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto (2014). Khalid’s work has also been featured at the Sharjah Biennale (2011) and Moscow Biennale (2013). Her works are in the permanent collections of the Sharjah Art Museum (Sharjah), V&A Museum (London), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), and the World Bank (Washington, DC). In 2012, she won the Alice Award (Artist Book category) and was also a finalist for the Jameel Prize in 2011, for which she was awarded the People’s Choice Award for her works Kashmiri Shawl and Name, Class, Subject.