Waqas Khan

He did his early education in his hometown. In the beginning, his family did not notice his artistic aptitudes and way of thinking, that was different from other people. Being very sensitive about nature and the beautiful universe we live in, he soon found out that art could be a perfect medium of expression for his ideas and thoughts.   His mother’s role was quite instrumental and conducive for the growth of his art education.

In 2003 his dream began to take place, when he left to Lahore where he got admitted in the prestigious art institute National College of Arts. After graduating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts he has been showing his work in international galleries regurarly.  

His work has been shown at major international group shows like Decor, Fondation Boghossian - Vila Empain, Brussels, Belgium (2016); Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2016); Fear nothing, She says, Museo Nacional de Escultura. Valladolid, Spain (2015);  and at art fairs all around the world such as Art Basel (Basel, Miami Beach, Hong Kong), ARCOmadrid, Art Brussels, Art Dubai, Artissima, Frieze London, India Art Fair, Art Art Stage Singapore, among others, as well as Madrid Gallery Weekend 2014) and Mumbai Gallery Weekend 2012.

In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 3 Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Although the artist has not had a major solo exhibition in an institution or museum, Waqas Khan's works are part of prestigious collections such as the The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London; the Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany; the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the Devi Foudation, both in New Delhi, India.

 


CV - Waqas Khan

Education

2008  Bachelor of Fine Arts in the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

Solo shows
 

2017     Wakas. Manchester Art Gallery. Manchester, UK.

2015    Acoustics of life. Galeri Krinzinger. Vienna, Austria.
2014    The Untitled Show. Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2013    In other words. Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria.
2012    Dance in Retina. Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2012    Abstraction Contained. Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2010    Even infinity takes time. Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2009    Shift 2, Canvas Art Gallery. Karachi, Pakistan.
2009    Shift, Rohtas Gallery. Lahore, Pakistan.
2008    Dot (A perfect circle). National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.


Group shows
 

2017     Doublethink : Doublevision. Pera Museum. Istanbul, Turkey.

2017    The Absence of Path. Tunisian Pavillion, 57 Bienal de Venecia. Venecia, Italia. 

2016     Decor. Fondation Boghossian - Vila Empain. Curated by Tino Sehgal, Dorothea von Hantelmann and Asad Raza. Brussels, Belgium.
2016     Between Structure and Matter: Other Minimal Futures. Curated by Murtaza Vali. Aicon Gallery. New York, USA.
2015     Nada temas, dice ella. Curated by Rosa Martínez. Museo Nacional de Escultura. Valladolid, Spain.
2015     Jameel Art Prize 3. National Library Singapore. Singapore.
2015    Jameel Prize 3. Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation. Sharjah, UAE.
2014    Jameel Prize 3. Manege Museum and Exhibition Association, Moscow, Russia.
2014    Please Rewind!, Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid, Spain.
2014    Jameel Prize 3. Hermitage-Kazan Museum. Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.
2014    Past Tradition. Exhibit320 Contemporary Art Space. New Delhi, India.
2014    The Drawingroom. Galerie I'm Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria.
2013    Jameel Prize 3. Victoria & Albert Museum. London, UK.
2013    The Drawingroom. Ursula Blickle Stiftung. Kraichtal, Germany.
2011    Intimate picture, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan.
2009    Other side, Chowkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
2008    Print exhibition, Alhamra Art Council, Lahore, Pakistan.
2008    Miniature Artists of Pakistan, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

Art Fairs
 

2017     Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.

2017     Art Basel in Hong Kong. Galerie Krinzinger.

2016     Frieze London. Galerie Krinzinger.

2016     Art Basel in Basel. Galerie Krinzinger.
2016     Art Basel in Hong Kong. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2016     Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2016     Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2016     ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Galerie Krinzinger.
2016     India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2015    Art Brussels. Galerie Krinzinger.
2015    Art Dubai. Galerie Krinzinger.
2015    ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2014    Art Basel Miami Beach. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2014    Frieze London. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    ArtInternational. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    Art Basel. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    Art Basel Hong Kong. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Galerie Krinzinger.
2014    Art 14 London. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2013    Art Basel Miami. Galerie Krinzinger.
2013    Frieze London. Galerie Krinzinger.
2013    FIAC. Galerie Krinzinger.
2013    Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Galerie Krinzinger.
2013    India Art Fair. Lakeeren Gallery.
2012    JustMad Mia. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2012    Beirut Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery.
2012    India Art Fair. Lakeeren Gallery.
2011    Art Dubai. Lakeeren Gallery.
2011    India Art Summit. Lakeeren Gallery.

Awards

2013    Shortlisted to Jameel Art Prize 3. (Victoria and Albert Museum)

 

 

 

Residencies

2012-2013    Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna.

Public Collections

The British Museum. London, UK.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany.
Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi, India.
Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India.

Publications

Decor. Published by Fondation Boghossian. 2016. ISBN: 978-2-9601914-1-7
Color and Line - The Naqvi Collection. Published by The Naqvi Collection. 2015. ISBN: 978-9948-18-110-1
Feelings: Soft Art. Published by Rizzoli. 2015
Waqas Khan: The Untitled Show. Published by Sabrina Amrani Gallery. 2014
Waqas Khan. Abstraction Contained. Published by Sabrina Amrani Gallery. 2012