vita

 

 

EDUCATION

2007 – 08
Post-Graduate Diploma, Art Education, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

2003 – 07
Bachelors in Fine Art with Distinction, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / PRESENTATIONS

2017
Ayesha Sultana, FIAC, Paris, FR
Making Visible, Experimenter, Kolkata, IN

2016
A Space Between Things, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, BD

2014
Blue Velvet, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, IT
Outside the Field of View, Experimenter, Kolkata, IN

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PRESENTATIONS

2018
upcoming, Planetary Planning, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, BD
upcoming, India Art Fair, New Delhi, IN
upcoming, Lahore Biennale LB 01, Lahore, PK
upcoming, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
upcoming, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC

2017
298 111, Silesian Museum, Katowice, PL
Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
India Art Fair, New Delhi, IN

2016
Random, Britto Space, Dhaka, BD
You Cannot Cross the Sea Merely by Staring at the Waves, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, AT
11th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, KR
Discoveries Section, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
welcome to what we took from is the state, Queens Museum, New York, NY, US
India Art Fair, New Delhi, IN

2015
Immateriality in Residue, Experimenter, Kolkata, IN
Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE
India Art Fair, New Delhi, IN
Approaching Abstraction, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, IN
1mile² Dhaka, Panch Bari, Shyam Bazaar, Dhaka, BD

2014
Ethereal, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, NY, US
The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, SA
1134 – Lives Not Numbers, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka, BD
B/Desh, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, BD
Samdani Art Award, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, BD
Listen Up! Delhi, Qutub Minar, Garden of Five Senses, New Delhi, IN
Cross-Casting, BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub, Dhaka, BD

2012
Senses 7, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka, BD
‘INexactly THIS’ Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents 2012, Amsterdam, NL
Freefall, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, BD
Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, BD
SPACE, BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub, Dhaka, BD

2011
Longitude Latitude 4, Beauty Boarding, Dhaka, BD
Hear Me Roar! thejamjar, Dubai, UAE
FemLink Video-Collage, Eindoven, NL; Fitchburg US; Nicosi, CY

2010
Dhaka Safe and Sound, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka, BD
Sanjh, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, PK
Rise to Ruin, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, PK
Strange Days: the uncanny in contemporary Pakistani art, Drawing Room, Lahore, PK

2009
1mile² Dhaka, Bulbul Lalitkala Academy, Dhaka, BD
Self as Other, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, PK

2008
Processing, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, PK
Group Show, Unicorn Art Gallery, Karachi, PK

2007
Degree Show, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, PK

 

AWARDS / GRANTS

2016
Iaspis Swedish Arts Grants Committee

2014
Nominated, APBF Signature Art Prize
Samdani Art Award, Dhaka Art Summit 

2007
Graduated with Distinction, Beaconhouse National University

2003  08
Madanjeet Singh Scholarship Award, South Asia Foundation

 

RESIDENCIES

2017
Artist-in-Residence, Bellas Artes Projects, Bataan, PH

2016
Artist-in-Residence, Iaspis, Stockholm, SE

2014
Artist-in-Residence, Delfina Foundation, London, UK

2013
Curatorial Research Residency, Gasworks, London, UK

2008
VASL Artists’ Collective, Karachi, PK

 

ARTIST BOOKS

2014
Napoli Drawings, Self-published

 

TEACHING

2017 
Tutor, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka

2015 
Tutor, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Dhaka

2013
Guest Lecture, Dept. of English and Humanities, Brac University, Dhaka

2007  2009
Lecturer, School of Visual Arts and Design, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore

 

OTHER WORK

2012 – present
Working Group and Member, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka

2011  2012
Artwork Production and Research, Studio Paolo W. Tamburella, Rome

2012
Assistant Curator, SPACE, BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub, Dhaka

 

ARTICLES / REVIEWS / CATALOGS

 
2017
Datta, Rita. “A geometry of possibilities”, The Telegraph (11 March 2017)
Pandir, Pallavi and Kalra, Vandana. “Artists of the Floating World”, The Indian Express (26 February 2017)
Punj, Rajesh. “Three Artists to Watch at India Art Fair”, Selections Magazine (24 February 2017)
Parekh, Amishi. “7 Art shows to check out now”, Verve (08 February 2017)
Siganporia, Shahnaz. “Why artist Ayesha Sultana is on our radar”, Vogue India (02 February 2017)
Shankar, Avantika. “Ayesha Sultana’s eye-opening study of the way we see”, Architectural Digest Magazine (24 January 2017)
Experimenter 2016. Catalogue

2016
Sharma, Komal. “Sculpting bonds”, Vogue India, pp. 304-305 (October 2016)
Gawlik, Goschka. “Destination Europa”, artmagazine (06 October 2016)
The Eighth Climate: What Does Art Do? Gwangju Biennale 2016, Publication by Metahaven, pp. 73 (September 2016)
Ghose, Anindita. “Line theory”, Vogue India, pp. 126 (April 2016)
Chhibber, Vatsala. “Name to know: Ayesha Sultana”, Elle India (February 2016)
Experimenter 2015. Catalogue (January 2016)

2015
Datta, Rita. “Dissolving form and identity,” The Telegraph, Calcutta (19 December 2015)
Stolfi, Carmen. “All art is political“, Art Radar Asia (05 December 2015)
Khurana, Chanpreet. “The substance in immateriality“, Live Mint (12 November 2015)
“Art Basel announces details of fourth Hong Kong edition”, Art News, Artlyst (27 October 2015)
Lind, Maria. ArtReview, “Future Greats – Ayesha Sultana”, ArtReview Magazine, pp. 82-83 (March 2015)
Bhattacharya, Suryatapa.”Emerging Artists at the India Art Fair”, The Wall Street Journal (01 February, 2015)
D’mello, Rosalyn. “11 Booth you Must Not Miss At The India Art Fair”, The Huffington Post India (31 January, 2015)
Iyengar, Radhika. “Ayesha Sultana”, Platform Magazine, Art issue, pp. 108-110 (January-February 2015)
Experimenter 2014. Catalogue, pp. 27-37 (January 2015)
Chowdhury, Ashna. “Owning our Ruptures – meditations on healing and integrating the shadow”, Medium (05 January, 2015)

2014
Sarvaiya, Nupur Ashok. “Artistically Speaking”, Noblesse India Magazine, pp. 144-145 (December 2014)
Signature Art Prize 2014. Catalogue, p. 95 (November 2014)
Kurchanova, Natasha. “Ethereal”, Studio International. Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (07 November, 2014)
Ethereal. Exhibition catalogue (October 2014)
Roy, Sourav. “Surface Tension”, ArtSlant India (21 August, 2014)
Roy, Sourav. “Surface Tension”, Art India Magazine, Vol XVIII Issue II Quarter II, pp. 86-87 (August 2014)
Guglielmino, Giorgio. “Velluti, Porcellane E Rose Rosse”, The Players, Issue No. 1 (June 2014)
Datta, Rita. “A language that is frugal yet beautiful”, The Telegraph, Calcutta (14 June, 2014)
Sarkar, Sebanti. “Experiments with truth in art”, The Telegraph, Calcutta (01 June, 2014)
Gupta, Neha. “Defining Space”, Verve Magazine (20 May, 2014)
Sadarangani, Sneha. “Ayesha Sultana Goes Solo”, Elle India (May 2014)
Ghoshal, Somak. “Optical illusion”, Live Mint (08 May, 2014)
Gratza, Agnieszka. “Dhaka Art Summit”, Frieze Magazine, Issue 163 (May 2014)
Cezar, Aaron. “Samdani Art Award”, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia (March-April 2014)
Nagree, Zeenat. “A Tale of two Cities”, Art India Magazine, Vol XVIII Issue II Quarter II (March 2014)
Alam, SN. “Transcending Geography”, Dhaka Tribune (02 March, 2014)
Dang, Gitanjali. “Dhaka Art Summit 2014”, Nafas Art Magazine (March 2014)
Ginwala, Natasha. “Dispatch: Dhaka Art Summit”, Art Agenda NY (27 February, 2014)
Khan, Zaeem Yaqoob. “BNU Shines”, The Beaconhouse Times (24 February, 2014)
Spence, Rachel. “The Dhaka Art Summit”, The Financial Times UK (21 February, 2014)
Chatak, Hasan Mansoor. “Samdani Art Award”, Dhaka Tribune (10 February, 2014)
Dhaka Art Summit. Exhibition catalogue (February 2014)
Cross-Casting. Exhibition catalogue (January 2014)

2013
Guglielmino, Giorgio. “This is Now: A Geographical Guide to Cutting-edge Contemporary Art”, Umberto & Allemandi C., pp. 108-109 (November 2013)

2012
‘INexactly THIS’ Kunstvlaai: Festival of Independents 2012, Exhibition catalogue of Britto’s participation (November 2012)
Adda through Art. Exhibition catalogue (June 2012)
Auer, Soraya. “Freefalling Lines”, The Daily Star (01 June 2012)
Amirul, Azim. “Freefall– Neo-modern thoughts of a bunch of young artists”, Daily Sun (31 May, 2012)
Freefall. Exhibition catalogue, Bengal Foundation (May 2012)
Dhaka Art Summit 2012. Exhibition catalogue, p. 49 (April 2012)
SPACE. Britto exhibition catalogue (March 2012)

2010
Ali, Dr. Atteqa. “Strange Days: the uncanny in contemporary Pakistani art”, Exhibition catalogue, (January 2010)

2009
Sanjh. Exhibition catalogue (August 2009)
1mile² Dhaka. Exhibition catalogue (December 2009)

2008
Processing. Post-graduate exhibition catalogue, Lahore (June 2008)
Ali, Salwat. “Artist Work: Residency Experiments”, Dawn Gallery (23 February 2008)

2007
Mirza, Quddus. “Art at First Sight”, The News (June 2007)
Degree Show: School of Visual Arts. Exhibition catalogue, Lahore (June 2007)