Rabia Farooqui (b. 1992) is a Karachi based visual artist. She received her BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, in 2015. Working mainly with the technique of gouache on wasli, Farooqui explores the links and tensions that exist 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 Arts, Morocco, where she took part in an open studio event along with seven other international artists. Similarly, in April 2018, she participated in another artist residency at Zaratan-Arte Contemporanea in Lisbon, Portugal, where she exhibited her work at the end of the residency program.
Solo Exhibitions include (upcoming) Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2023); Two Adults and an Attachment, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Baby, You’re A Metaphor,O Art Space, Lahore, (2018); Clap Clap- I Approve!, Sanat Art Gallery, Karachi, (2017).
Group Exhibitions include (upcoming) Two Person Show, O Art Space, Pakistan (2022); Amad, O Art Space, Pakistan (2022); Art Dubai, Group Exhibition, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2022); Facing The Sun, Schloss Goerne, Germany (2021); 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).