Nazia Akram

Nazia Akram

Nazia began her study of art as a freshman in Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Arts in Washington D.C. She graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2005 where she majored in Painting and minored in Photography. She obtained a Masters in Fine Art from Central St. Martins College of the University of the Arts London in 2011, with a focus on Photography and Video Art. After acquiring her Masters she went on to study documentary film making from London Film Academy in 2012.

Several exhibitions of Nazia’s paintings and photography have been held in Karachi, Islamabad, Geneva and London. Her photography has been selected in various coffee table books, including Coke Studio’s Season 6- ‘Sound of the Nation’ and ‘Kam Sukhan’- a book that promoted female photographers in Pakistan. Her most recent video art was displayed at the Alchemy Festival, South Bank Centre in London in May of last year.

Nazia has also simultaneously made a several documentaries throughout these years. These include ‘Journey of the Soul,’ based on her discovery of the Sufi tradition of Islam in Pakistan and ‘Sisters in Arms’ an Inter Services Pubic Relations (ISPR) production, that emphasized the empowerment of women in the Pakistani Armed forces.

Currently Nazia is teaching film and photography at universities such as NUST and Iqra, in Islamabad, Pakistan

Group exhibition entitled ‘Occupying the Third space’ at Satrang Gallery, Serena, September 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

Group exhibition entitled ‘Imitation of Life’ at Fomma Trust, October, 2016, Karachi Pakistan

Video Art installation entitled ‘Sama’ (11min20 sec) for RMP ‘Digital interpretations of the charged urban environment and its repetitive loop’ organized Salt Arts at the Alchemy Festival, South Bank Centre, May,2016, London

Directed and released documentary ‘Sisters in Arms’ produced by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), 2014. Screened at Human Rights Council, UN, Geneva, June 2015

Photographs published for Season 6, Coke Studio’s, ‘Sound of the Nation’, published by Markings, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan

Photography exhibition of coffee table book, ‘Kam Sukhan’, published by Markings, Karachi, March, 2013, Karachi, Pakistan

Solo exhibition of Paintings and Photographs at World Trade Organization, WTO, October, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

Paintings and Photographs exhibited at the Art Pavilion for Regents Canal Festival, July, 2012, London, UK

Video Art installations ‘Journey of the Soul’ exhibited in the Oxo Tower Wharf, January 2011, London, UK

Photography exhibition on at High Commission of Pakistan, September, 2011, London, UK

Solo exhibition of Photography on Sufism in Pakistan at World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, August, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

Group exhibition, painting, at the Khaas Gallery, June 2008 and May 2007, Islamabad, Pakistan

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