Rabia Farooqui

Born in 1992, Rabia Farooqui is currently a Karachi based visual artist. She received her BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 2015. Rabia majored in Miniature Painting and has taken part in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally as well. Working mainly with the technique of Gouache on Wasli, Rabia Farooqui explores the links and the tension that exists between traditional and modern practices influenced largely by guidelines already set in stone. In March 2017 she was selected to represent Pakistan in an artist residency by the name of Green Olive Art based in Morocco for Convergence 2017 where she took part in an open studio event along with seven other artists belonging to countries all over the world. Similarly, in April 2018, she participated in another artist Residency by the name of Zaratan-Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon- Portugal where she exhibited her work by the end of the residency program. Rabia’s Solo shows include e Baby, You’re A Metaphor, O Art Space, Lahore, 2018; Clap Clap- I Approve!, Sanat Art Gallery, Karachi, 2017. Group shows include “Devil's in the Detail", Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); Inflated Vocabulary, Sanat Art Gallery, Karachi (2019); Augmentation, US Consulate, Karachi (2018); Beneath the Surface, Canvas Gallery, Karachi (2017); Carte Blanche, Fomma DHA Art Centre, Karachi (2016)