Rashid Rana (b. Lahore, Pakistan, 1968) trained as a painter at the National College of Arts in Lahore and at the Massachusetts College of Fine Arts in Boston, USA. He is the founding faculty member and head of the Fine Art department at Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan. Solo exhibitions include the Pakistan pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); ‘Labyrinth of Reflections’ at Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan (2013), Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (2011) and Musée Guimet, Paris, France (2010). Participation in major group exhibitions includes Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2016), Kiev Biennial, Ukraine (2012), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (2010), Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2010), Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2010) and the Asia Society, New York, USA (2009). Rana is Artistic Director of Lahore Biennale to be held in 2017.