PRESIDENT

Jamal Shah

PRESIDENT

Syed Jamal Shah is a Pakistani actor, painter, social worker, script writer, singer and a song writer hailing from Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan who has been a prolific artist whose abilities are acknowledged generally in Pakistan and globally. IAF’19 is being curated by Jamal Shah and he is also the President of IAF’19.

Amna Shah

VICE PRESIDENT

Amna Shah, Vice leader of IAF’19, is a prolific artist, educationist, and social worker living in Islamabad whose work has been exhibited broadly and has additionally curated numerous exhibitions. She has made major contributions to advance Art and Culture in Pakistan. She is currently the Director of Hunerkada.

Amna I Pataudi

VICE PRESIDENT

Amna Pataudi, Vice President of IAF ’19, is a prolific art-critic, writer, craftsman, educationalist, social worker. Being a Member Board of Governors Punjab Art Council, Amna has organized reviews, exchanges, and tributes to craftsmen. Amna is holding the office of Executive Director of Visual Arts Department in PNCA.

IAF19 BOARD

Jamal Shah

President

Syed Jamal Shah is a Pakistani actor, painter, social worker, script writer, singer and a song writer hailing from Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan who has been a prolific artist whose abilities are acknowledged generally in Pakistan and globally. IAF’19 is being curated by Jamal Shah and he is also the President of IAF’19.

Dr. Tariq Banuri

chairman hec

Dr Tariq Banuri has broad experience in government, academia, civil society and the international system. He recently served as Director, Division for Sustainable Development, at the United Nations. And currently Dr. Banuri is serving as the Chairperson HEC (Higher Education Commission of Pakistan).

Dr. Vicky Clark

curator

An independent American curator of contemporary art, art history & writer based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has been engaged with numerous local artists. Some of her famous exhibitions include Invisible Threads: Common Ground, Recycling Art History, The White Show: Subtlety in the Age of Spectacle.

Prof. Bashir Ahmad

Miniature Maestro

A miniature maestro and a living legend. He founded the Mughal Miniature Painting Bachelor’s Degree Program, a first in the world, at the National College of Arts in 1982. His work has also been extensively exhibited, revered, and owned by private collectors all over Asia, Europe and America.

Dr. Ma Dong

Scholar/professor

A renowned & honorable Chinese Scholar Professor having research areas in film industry, choreography, clothing culture. He has worked relentlessly for the development of new media arts in China & mainly engaged in cultural exchanges between China & Pakistan.

Arjumand Faisal

curator

A doctor by profession Dr. Arjumand is the owner and curator of Gallery 6 in Islamabad who has worked with USAID and WHO and is continuing to serve artists through his marketing acumen. Currently, he is serving as the chairman of Arjumand and Associates.

Prof. Ijaz ul Hassan

artist

An outstanding artists and a leader of a group of painters who identify themselves with their surroundings and their work established a new trend in Pakistani Paintings. Has achieved worldwide acclaim & is recipient of the President’s Award for Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

Lavinia Fillippi

historian/curator

An art historian and curator, Lavinia Filippi is currently a research curator for the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, founder and co-director of Translocalia, curator of special projects and publications at Belmacz London, and associate curator of Volcano Extravaganza.

Akram Dost

painter/sculpor

A Pakistani painter and sculptor. His works are based on traditional themes receiving wide acclaim, both at home and abroad. Mr. Baloch received President’s Pride of Performance Award in 2004 for his contributions to the Pakistani visual arts. He is presently serving as the Chairman of the Institute of Fine Arts at University of Balochistan, Quetta.

Qudus Mirza

curator

An artist, art educator, art critic, and independent curator. He is a professor of arts and the Head of Fine Arts Department at the National College of Arts Lahore. Mr. Mirza has exhibited widely in numerous group exhibitions, along with several solo exhibitions, held in Pakistan and the UK. He also curated a number of exhibitions in Pakistan, the UK, and India. 

Prof. Murtaza Jaffri

painter/sculptor

Prof. Dr. Murtaza Jafri is a painter, draftsman, sculptor, and an art-educator. Currently he is the Principal/Vice Chancellor of National College of Arts. He has supervised PhD candidates in leading universities of Pakistan and abroad. He has also served as Director at Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Islamabad from 1989 to 1990.

Arif Changezi

architect

An architect by profession, Mr. Changezi has served as the Chairman at Institute of Architects, Pakistan-Karachi Chapter and is currently serving as a GM, Architecture & Planning Division, NESPAK, Karachi.

Faisal Arshad

architect

A practicing architect & academician from Islamabad with 21 years of admirable services. He simultaneously practices consultancy, teaching & research, professional advocacy, & building product industry patronage. He is the recipient of IAP Recognition Award 2011.

Dr. Hina Tayyaba

Founder pifd

The founder and Vice-Chancellor of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD). Ms. Tayyaba has contributed relentlessly to design education and has perpetually strived to meet new challenges by expanding PFID in the field of research through international collaborations.

Syed Iqbal Geoffrey

visual artist

Trained as lawyer & famous as a visual artist for his exceptionally innovative and artful visual critiques. He has exhibited extensively in Pakistan and abroad. His works are held with private collectors and major museums in Europe and the USA, which earned him numerous awards.

Imran Qureshi

artist

Imran Qureshi is a world famous Pakistani visual artist and art educator. His work constitutes a unique synthesis of traditional motifs and techniques with current issues and the formal language of contemporary abstract painting. He has exhibited his artwork in more than 15 countries.

Naeem Safi

Art Educator

Naeem Safi is a designer, writer, and art educator who is currently the academic head of Hunerkada. Apart from working with multiple national and international organizations, he also provides technical expertise and policy advisory on culture, arts, education, and creative economy to the government of Pakistan professional organizations.

Rashid Rana

artist

A leading name among the younger generation of artists in the contemporary art scene of this region on the international map. Mr. Rana has an extensive list of exhibitions at the world’s most prestigious art venues, including Pakistan. He is founding member & dean of School of Visual Arts & Design, Beacon house National University, Lahore.

Sajida Vandal

co-founder iaC

Founders & Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Arts and Culture, CEO of THAAP, and Principal Architect at Pervaiz Vandal & Associates. She is a renowned expert in Cultural Heritage Management & Conservation, Arts & Intangible Culture Education, and Community Development & Empowerment of Women. She is a distinguished Professor of Architecture.

Surraya Chaudhary

hod fine arts fjwu

Dr. Suriyya Chaudhry is the Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Fine Arts, at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. She has held numerous workshops and conferences and has presented her work in Pakistan and abroad.

Amna Shah

Vice president

Sameera Raja

curator canvas gallery

Amna I Pataudi

Vice president

Noshi Qadir

curator tanzara gallery

Azam Jamal

Artist

Adeela Suleman

Visual Artist

Kaleem Khan

Visual Artist

Asma Rashid Khan

Dir sAtrang gallery

IAF19 MEMBERS

curator

Asim Akhtar

Aasim Akhtar is an artist, art critic and curator. His writing is published in magazines, catalogues, books and journals, both nationally and internationally, and his artwork has been widely exhibited. He had also been a curator-in-residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan in 2002.

consultant film division pnca

Aijaz Gul

Worked in State Film Authority & National Film Development Corporation and has published five books on Films. He contributes regularly on film for The News, Islamabad and has been on jury of many international film festivals. He is currently working as a Consultant, Film Division at PNCA.

Interior designer

Saeed Qureshi

Saeed Kureshi, primarily a Marine Engineer who has held the rank of Rear Admiral in the Pakistan Navy and was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his meritorious services. Saeed Kureshi has made major contribution in the interior design and setup of the Pakistan Maritime Museum and the Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore. 

Musicologist

Shahid Hamid

The maestro and musicologist Ustad Shahid Hamid is a renowned vocalist, instrumentalist, and a respected music teacher. He authored a book Raag Music in English and its Urdu version Raag Mousiqi. Also, he curated a book titled Music Chronicles. He is currently coaching classical music at the PACC and PNCA Karachi.

ceo ijaz art gallery

Muhammad Ramzan

Artist

Farooq Qaiser

Actor & Singer

Arshad Mehmood

Film Maker

Satish Anand

artist

Rahat Naveed

VC UET Peshawar

Imtiaz H Gilani

sculptor

Khalil Chishti

Bharatnatyam expert

Indu Mitha

dancer

Amna Muwaz

cultural program director

Zeejah Fazli

journalist

Zalmay Azad

president pac karachi

Ahmed Shah

poet/writer

Mubarak Shah

film maker

Mumtaz Hussain

artist

Abdul Jabbar

sculptor

Jamil Baloch

painter

Akram Dost

actress

Shehnaz Sheikh

artist/poet

Moeen Farooqi

sculptor

Nadir Jamali

artist

Akbar Ali

sculptor

Durriya Qazi

architect

Naeem Pasha

curator

Ameen Gulgee

painter

Shahida Manzoor

artist

Azam Jamal

painter

Zulfiqar Zulfi

researcher

Sajjad Anwar

IAF 19 CURATORS

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