Muhammad Zeeshan

Muhammad Zeeshan was born in 1980 in Mirpurkhan, a city in south eastern Pakistan, and received his BFA in Miniature Painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2003. Zeeshan lives and works in Lahore and he's currently an Adjunct Faculty of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. The direction he takes with a particular work is heavily determined by the medium in which he is working; however, motifs such as roosters carry across his works and are reminiscent of his time growing up in Pakistan. Additionally, Zeeshan has stated that his artworks tread the thin boundary between found imagery and originality ascribed to any visual that exists. Zeeshan has exhibited internationally across Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Australia, participating in numerous international museum exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions include Nangeli, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2021); Money Provides, Culture Aspires, Sanat initiative, Karachi (2020), No Fight, Be a Donkey, Oart Space, Lahore (2019), Serving with White Gloves, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Berlin (2019); Refreshment at Sanat Initiative, Karachi (2017); Contemporary Istanbul with Kristin Hjellegejrde Gallery (2017); Funkier Than A Mosquito's Twitter, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2015); Safar Nama at Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi (2014); and Special 'Siri' Series at Aicon Gallery, New York (2011). Selected group exhibitions include Pretty Art For Pretty People, Sanat initiative, Karachi (2020), All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020); Art Dubai with Kristin Hjellegjerde (2017); Present Re-Inventions at Grosvenor Gallery, London (2014); and Havelian Express at CAIS Gallery, Hong Kong (2010). His work can be found in private and public collections, including Hundal Collection, Chicago, the British Museum, London, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan and was recently acquired by the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California, the Devi Art Foundation, India and Walton Family Collection, USA. His curatorial projects include Behind the colours (2020), Sanat initiative, Karachi, Mera Safar (2020), Zahor ul Ikhlaq Gallery NCA and the Lahore and the Karachi Biennale Trust (KBT) in 2019. He has also participated in numerous art fairs including Art Dubai and India Art Fair.