Imran Qureshi (b. 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan) completed his BFA in miniature painting from NCA, Lahore in 1993 and teaches miniature at his alma mater. Qureshi has diversified the miniature genre expanding its parameters to abstraction, site-specific installation, works on paper and video. Qureshi’s site-specific installation range internationally from the Sharjah Biennale in 2011, the inaugural exhibition of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto titled Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan in 2014, The God of Small Things at the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum in Michigan and The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. He participated in the Venice Biennale in the main show: The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni in 2013. During the winter 2014/15 Ikon Gallery in Birmingham presented a solo exhibition by Imran Qureshi, Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013. In the summer of 2016 in Cornwall, Qureshi’s most ambitious UK exhibition to date takes place.
Imran Qureshi is represented in the permanent collections of major institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.