Muzzumil Ruheel (b. Lahore, Pakistan 1985) completed his BFA in 2009 from, School of Visual Arts, Beacon House National University, Lahore, after having done a Bachelor’s from Lahore in 2005 and a Dilpoma in Calligraphy in 2003
He has taught at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and Karachi University (Visual Studies Department) and lives and works in Karachi.
In 2011 he exhibited in ‘Items of Dual Use’, Wip Konshtall, at Stockholm, Sweden and in 2010 he did a Collaborative Project with Mohammad Abdelkarim, in Cairo Documenta, Egypt. He has also exhibited at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, Greynoise, Bastakiya Art Fair, Dubai, Bradford City Art Gallery and Museum, UK and Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry, UK.
Ruheel’s calligraphic works are seeped in humour and satire and he makes acerbic comments about rigid societal structures through his imagery. His new works are built up in layers of alphabets within which he amalgamates histories, memory, yearning, loss and forgetfulness to create post colonial spectres.