Born 1979 in Lahore, Pakistan


MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2008

BFA Film Production, Concordia University, Montreal, 2004


selected group exhibitions:


Navigating Memory: Exploring Place, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT


Phenomenology of Perception, Exhibit 320, New Delhi

And Nothing But the Truth, Parrhesia II, Koel, Karachi

No Man’s Land, Gallery 39K, Lahore


The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Monitor Reruns, A Space Gallery, Toronto


PRINT NOW, Bearspace, London, UK

The Rising Tide, New Directions in Art from Pakistan, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi


Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, Goldsmiths College, London,

The Lovers Were Ambassadors to Imaginary Utopias, Commune, Karachi,


IM, Goldsmiths College, London

Year End Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, London


Beyond the Page, Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia House, London


Death in the Garden of Paradise (16mm/video), 21 min, 2004



7th Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi

Remnants of Your Departure, Art Gallery of Hamilton


Festival of 3 Continents, Nantes

Anthology Film Archives, New York


Poetry + Projections, Drake Underground, Toronto

Kassel Documentary and Video Festival, Kassel

Bollywood Prague Film Festival, Prague

Zanzibar International Film Festival, Zanzibar

Commonwealth International Film Festival, Manchester

Images Festival of Independent Film and Video, Toronto

It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival, Sao Palo

Monitor 2: A Programme of South Asian Film and Video, Toronto

Third I New York, Urban Hum of Pakistan, New York

Mumbai International Film Festival, Mumbai


Dhaka International Short and Independent Film Festival,  Dhaka,

IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Poetry + Projections, The Drake Hotel Underground, Toronto

Festival of New Cinema New Media, Montreal

Tasveer Seattle Independent South Asian Film Festival, Seattle

EBS International Documentary Festival, Seoul

Filmi Independent South Asian Film Festival, Toronto


awards and grants:

Ontario Arts Council Grant, Visual Media Arts 2010, 2004

Toronto Arts Council, Film and Video, 2010, 2004

Canada Council For the Arts, Travel Grant 2011, 2007, 2005

Marian McMahon Award, Images Festival 2006

Canada Council For the Arts Grant Emerging Artists in Film and Video Arts 2004

Best Student Documentary Award Montreal World Film Festival 2003

Czerny Award for Best Documentary Concordia University 2003



Featured as an artist in Open Portfolios, Asian Contemporary Art Week, New York, 2009

Nominated for Silver Wolf Award, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2005

Nominated for Golden Gate Award (New Visions category), San Francisco International Film Festival, 2005

Listed as one of the Top Ten film artists in Toronto in Cameron Bailey’s list, NOW Magazine, Best of 2004 issue

Listed in Maclean’s Magazine as one of 25 notable undergraduates of the year, 2004