Ayesha Jatoi is a pakistani artist, living and working in Lahore. Born in Pakistan, 1979.
Ayesha Jatoi was trained as a Miniature painter at the National College of the Arts in Lahore (Pakistan) and as a photographer at the National College of the Arts in Lahore. She was one of the founding editors of the magazine of Contemporary Art and Culture, published in Lahore, Pakistan.
Her practice primarily explores the traditional manuscript’s symbiotic relationship between the image and text and the spatial division of these “illuminated pages”. In Jatoi’s work, text often frees itself all together of the image. While being immersed in local ancient aesthetics of iconography, she simultaneously questions the relevance of traditional modes of constructing images today; resulting in a practice which takes on hybrid forms.
Masters (Hons.) Visual Arts, Gold Medal, National College of Arts.
Bachelors Fine Art, Miniature Painting, Honors, National College of the Arts.
Bachelors English Literature, Punjab University (Private Candidate).
International Baccalaureate, United World College of the Atlantic, Wales, UK.
Solo shows (selected)
The Night. Satrang Gallery. Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Observer. Koel Gallery. Karachi, Pakistan.
Tomorrow. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
More Silence. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
New works. Grey Noise. Lahore, Pakistan.
Mirror, Mirror. Rohtas II. Lahore , Pakistan.
Group shows (selected)
Pop South Asia: Artistic Explorations in the Popula. Sharjah Art Foundation. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
BUM BUM BA YE [Under Pressure].Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
Tonight no Poetry will Serve. Barefoot Gallery. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Billboard Project. Lahore Biennale Foundation. Lahore, Pakistan.
Modern and Contemporary South Asia Art. Sotheby’s. London, UK.
Red Magic. International Public Art Festival. Karachi, Pakistan.
Fabric(ated) Fractures. Samdani Art Foundation & Alserkal Avenue. Curated by Diana Camplbell Betancourt. Concrete, Dubai.
Contemporary Anxieties. Indus Valley School Gallery. Karachi, Pakistan.
Unmaking History. Research and Publication Center. Lahore, Pakistan.
Art for Education: Contemporary Artists from Pakistan. Museo Diocesano. Milan, Italy.
Lahore Biennale 01. Lahore Museum. Lahore, Pakistan.
Future Debris. Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery. Lahore, Pakistan.
4th Dhaka Art Summit. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
From the Hills to the Sea. Gandhara Art Space. Karachi, Pakistan.
Promises to Keep.Apexart. New York, USA.
11th Shanghai Biennale. Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China.
Measuring the immeasurable. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
The importance of staying quiet. Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong.
Stet, Lahore Literary Festival, Alhmara Gallery. Lahore. Pakistan.
Please rewind!. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
DIY, curated by Rashid Rana. Canvas Gallery. Karachi, Pakistan.
Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemoprary Artists. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Kansas City, Misuri, USA.
vac.u.um’, Grey Noise, Dubai, UAE.
Exhibition Without Objects, The Drawing Room, Lahore, Pakistan.
Mein: The Artist and the Self, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
Letters to Taseer, The Drawing Room, Lahore, Pakistan.
In praise of red.Royaat Gallery. Lahore, Pakistan.
Items of Dual Use, WIP: Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
Off the Wall, Twelve Gates Gallery, Philadelphia, USA.
…and then there was data, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
In Search of the Exquiste, Ganges Art, Kolkata & L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, Ahmedabad, India.
Fatah Jay Asay Passay, University of Sindh & VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
Automaton Love, The Loft, Bombay, India.
New Art from Pakistan. Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA.
In the Beginning there was the word, Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
Emperor’s New Clothes, Talwar Gallery, New York, USA.
Vasl Lahore Residency Show , Al-Hamra, Lahore, Pakistan.
Let’s Talk: Five Pakistani Artists in Dialogue, Jam Jar Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
26/04/08, Al-Hamra, Lahore, Pakistan.
Miniature etc., MA Honors Degree Show, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
IS, Exhibition of Contemporary Pakistani Art, Gallery 27, London, UK.
Independent India, at the offices of Manning Gottlieb, London, UK.
Thirteen Satellites of Lahore—Public Art 2, German Cultural Center, Lahore, Pakistan.
Tales Spinning, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
Kalakriti Gallery, Hyderabad, India.
Thirteen Satellites— Public Art1, German Cultural Center, Lahore, Pakistan.
Miniature Paintings.French Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Art Dubai. Sabrina Amrani. Dubai, UAE.
India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. New Delhi, India.
India Art Fair. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. New Delhi, India.
ArtInternational. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Istanbul, Turkey.
Artissima. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Turin, Italy.
Art Dubai. Grey Noise. Dubai, UAE.
Art Contemporary Berlin. Grey Noise. Berlin, Germany. (solo show)
Artissima. Grey Noise. Turin, Italy.
India Art Summit, Grey Noise and The Jam Jar. New Delhi, India.
“Ayesha Jatoi: Multiple Ways of Interventions - From Miniature Paintings to Public Spaces” Art World Shanghai, 313 Nov 2016
“Tomorrow”, Marina Ferte, Expoartemadrid, Nov 25, 16
A Few Lines from Pakistan, Nonika Singh, Tribune India, June 19, 2016
“Politics of Representation: Feminist Art”, Mariam Shafqat, Express Tribune, May 10, 2016
“Aim For the Head”, Pallavi Chattopadhyay, Indian Express, Feb 1, 2016
Quality over Quantity, Neelam Raaj, Times of India, Jan 29th 2016
“Urge to Spin a Story”, Salima Hashmi, Eye Still Seeks, Penguin Studio, 2015
“Art made Free”, Zarmeene Shah, The Herald, Annual 2014
“Visibility of Disappearance”, Quddus Mirza, The News on Sunday, June 10, 12
“The Conspiracy of Silence”, Aasim Akhtar, The Friday Times, Nov 2011
“Views of a Familiar World”, Atteqa Ali, The News on Sunday, May 2011
“The Practitioner” Iftikar Dadi, Herald Jan 2011
“Execution of an Idea”, Quddus Mirza, The News on Sunday, Nov 2010
“Off the Wall”, Atteqa Ali, Journal of Contemporary Arts and Culture 01
“Modern Moments” , Somak Ghoshal, The Telegraph Calcutta , July 31st 2010.
“Exhibition at NCA Gallery”, The Dawn, June 2010
“Emperor’s New Clothes”, William Pym, Asia Art Pacific, Nov/Dec2009
“Review: Emperors New Clothes”, Atteqa Ali; Art, Etc. Vol 1, No. 2, Oct 2009
“The Expanded Stage”, Asim Akhtar, 26.04.08, Grey Noise Exhibition, April 2008
“Out on the Art Bus”, Emanuel Sarfraz, The Nation Sunday Plus, Nov 30, 08
“Between Black and White”, Chris Lord, Time Out Dubai, Oct 2-9, 08
“Lets Talk”, Valarie Grove, Libas Magazine, Vol 21, 09 Issue 4
“Sounding off through art”, Layla Haroon, Khaleej Times, Oct 26, 08
“Clothed in Art”, Atteqa Ali, The News on Sunday, March 2, 08
“Art for the sake of people”, Quddus Mirza, The News on Sunday, April 22, 07
“Self-expression of a different kind”, Bibigul, The Dawn Gallery, Feb 24, 07
“The Language in Art”, Quddus Mirza, The News on Sunday. Feb11,07
“Artists relying on text”, Saira Dar, The Dawn, Feb 03, 07
“Spinning Tales with words”, Emanuel Sarfraz, The Nation, Feb 1 07
“Postcards from the subcontinent: Miniature delight”, Nayare Ali, Deccan Chronicle, Jan 11,07
"13 Satellites: Public Art in Lahore", Atteqa Ali, Nukta Magazine, Vol 1, Issue 2, 2006