Imran Ahmad Khan




Imran Ahmad Khan

Born in 1974, Pakistan
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan

To me, art and technology through the course of cultural and social evolution have always stood aside in mutual adoration. Perceived notions of meritocracy with a subtle maligning of  mechanical and mobility factions reveal to me as an epiphony of struggle amongst the fagments of worldliness and physical existence. I like to inquire into the mechanics of the functional and orchestrate the movements and conjurement of the elements on a virgin backdrop. This often leads to interesting displacement of energies (motorised but not necessarilly kinetic), shunning the pre-understood, adopted and learnt.

Leaping a ground further from the 'found object', I also attempt to take on the Modernist 3-dimensional; casting the 'object' in different metal and deconstructing the spacial impact, identitical to a terrorist activity unfolding 'as a visual' stuck in a standstill moment of time.

Work experience:

  • 2003 – till date. Studio Instructor, Sculpture and Installation art, Beacon house National University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2000 - 1996. worked as a curator at Sim Sim Art Gallery. Lahore, Pakistan

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2013. Blue of the noon sky. Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan. (March)
  • 2009. October EXPLODE, Solo Show, Zahur-il-Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2007. December IMPLODE, Solo Show, Alhamra Art Gallery,The Mall Road Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2010. Sanjh team approached Pakistani artists and asked them to contribute their work to help flood 2010 victims. The team then arranged an exhibition that was opened by Ms. Salima Hashmi on September 4, 2010, at Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, and continued to run until September 10, 2010. Sanjh was well attended by visitors from all walks of life, many of whom were particularly excited about buying quality artworks at extremely affordable prices. ‘Sanjh’ was an entirely volunteer based effort and 100% of proceeds from the sale of artworks have been donated to the flood relief effort fund of Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

Art direction:

  • 2012. Conception, visualization and execution of all production aspects for soon to release Punjabi feature film, Zindabhaag. Zindabhaag is a venture of Mateela Films “ based in lahore, Pakistan, starring Naseer-ud- din shah from India. The crew consists of talented young professional from both countries.

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2013. Crossing Over, Latitude 28 Dehli, India
  • 2011. Score, Drawingroom Gallery Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2010. Resemble Reassemble, Devi Art Foudation, Gurgaon Delhi, India
  • 2009. Celebratig Karachi, IAP,Expo center Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2009. Going places Samera Raja gallery Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2008. Inaugural show FSCA gallery, colaba mumbai India
  • 2007. Theertha Residency Exhibition, Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2007. Inaugural Show, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2006. Thirteen Satellites, Annemarie Schimmel Haus & Alliance Francaise, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2005. The Artist’s Face, Rohtas 2 Lahore, Pakistan
  • 1999. Painting & Sculpture, Alliance Francaise, Karachi, Pakistan.


  • 2007. Theertha Collective’s International Art Residency, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Artist talks:

  • Talk at Thirteen Satellites, Annemarie Schimmel Haus & Alliance Francaise, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Talk at Theertha Collective’s Residency, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Talk at Resemble Reassemble Devi Art Foudation, Gurgaon Delhi India


  • 2009. Emerging Asian Artist, Book written by veerangana sonalki,Gwangju Biennle South Korea.
  • 2009. Resemble Reassemble group show Catalogue
  • 2008. Here and Now Quddus Mirza, Herald
  • 2007. National Art Gallery Catalogue, Inaugural Show
  • 2007. Daily Times, Sri Lanka, Theertha Residency Exhibition Review
  • 2007. Theertha Residency Exhibition Catalogue
  • 2007. The Spirit of Age, Quddus Mirza, The News
  • 2007. Resemble Reassemble in the Neighborhood by Shana Maria Verghis
  • 2007. Beyond Borders, a Pak Show by Sumi Sukanya
  • 2007. Painting On The Edge by Georgina Madox
  • 2007. Young Pak Artists binge on new ideas by Archana
  • 2007. Out of the Box by Ritu Kamath

Online publications:

  • 2010. A brush with Pakistani art, The Asian Age, India (January 23)
  • 2010. The Pakistan Palette, The Telegraph Calcutta, India (Sunday, February 7)
  • 2010. Indian Art Review Collecting and Investing in India Contemporary Art (Tuesday, February 9)
  • 2010. A Case of Exploding Art, The Times of India (February 6)
  • 2009. VISUALS OF AN ABNORMAL STATE by Quddus Mirza, Published in The News, (November 1)
  • 2009. THE DYNAMICS OF EXPLOSIVE ART by Saira Dar, Published in Dawn, (November 8)
  • 2008. Encose, NOS, The News International (January 6) 
  • 2008. Blog: Indian Art News, Saturday, (January 12)
  • 2008. Business Recorder, Friday, (January 25)
  • 2007. Daily News, Sri Lanka’s National Newspaper, Wednesday (September 5)