Born Karachi (PK), 1982
Nationality PK

noorali.chagani@gmail.com
 
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The work of Pakistani artist Noor Ali Chagani symbolizes his search for a place to call his own. As a child from a broken home, he feels very much connected to the ideas of safety, family and the personal space a home can provide. His repetitive use of miniature bricks refers to the way one would build up a traditional South Asian or Mughal miniature painting, with thousands of tiny brush strokes, while these small blocks serve as the building units for his dreams.

CURRICULUM VITAE
 
Education
2005-2008
National College of Arts (Fine Arts – Miniature), Lahore, PK, Bachelor of Fine Arts 2001-2004
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology Cumulative GPA (3.01), Karachi, PK, Bachelor of Science (Computer engineering)

Residencies
2012
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten / Dutch ministry of Education, Culture and Science, guest residency

Fellowships and stipends
2012
Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken - ICE, NL
2010
Sir Syed University of Information Technology, Karachi, PK, BS (Computer Engineering) Scholarship
2009
National College of Arts, Lahore, PK, Distinction in BFA
2008
National College of Arts, Lahore, PK, BFA Thesis Grant

Awards
2010
V&A Museum, London, GB, shortlisted for Jameel Prize 2011

Group exhibitions
2012
Royaat Gallery, Lahore, PK, 'In Praise of Red'
The Drawing Room, Lahore, PK, 'Letters to Taseer'
2011
The Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, IN, 'Home Spun'
Victoria and Albert museum, London, GB,  'The Jameel Prize 2011'
The embassy of Pakistan in Buenos Aires, AR, 'Pakistan - A symphony of sounds and colors'
2010
Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, PK, 'Two Folds'
Green Cardamom, London, GB, 'Mashq An Endless Lust',  (two person show)
Gandhara-Art, Karachi - Hong Kong, 'The Architecture of The Self'
JTM GALLERY, Paris, FR, 'Landmarks', (two person show)
Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena (CA), US, 'Beyond the Page'
The Devi Art Foundation, IN,  'Resemble Reassemble'
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (NY), US, 'New Art from Pakistan'
2009
Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, PK, 'Other Side'
Galleria Gomiero, Milan, IT, 'Miniature Pakistan Contemporanee'
National Art Gallery, Islamabad, PK, 'Pushing Boundaries'
Galerie Patricia Dorfman, Paris, FR, 'Drawings'
Alhamrah art gallery, Lahore, PK, 'Young Artist'
Oceans art gallery, Karachi, PK, 'Miniature Painting'
Vogue art gallery, Lahore, PK. 'Mapping the Journey'
National college of arts, Lahore, PK, 'Degree show'

Art Fairs
2011
Art Dubai, Dubai, AE, (Green Cardamom)
2010
Art Dubai, Dubai, AE, (GreyNoise)

Articles and Reviews
2011
Sunday Dawn, (PK), Contemporary Art in Oriental Culture, by Salwat Ali, (July)
Mahab Art, Esquire Middle East, Old Traditions New Ideas, by Joseph Lanner, (April)
Inpaper Magazine, Dawn, (PK), Unsung Heroes of Art, by Nilofur Farrukh, (April)
Victoria and Albert Museum, GB, Jameel Prize Shortlisted Artists & Designers, (March)
Islamic Art Magazine, Jameel Prize Shortlist (Review), (March)
2010
www.thefridaytimes.com, Mashq: An Endless Lust (Review), by Gemma Sharpe (December)
www.pakusonline.com, PAKUSONLINE Showcase:Mashq: An Endless Lust, (November)
SAATCHI Online magazine, Paul Carey-Kent’s Top 10 Shows In London, by Rebecca Wilson, (December)
Los Angeles Times, On a different scale, by Sharon Mizota, (February)
Nafas art magazine, Pakistani Art in India, by Simone Wille, (February)
Asia Pacific arts, Reinventing Miniatures, by Leann Wolley, (April)
Nafas art magazine, The 'Expanded Field' of Contemporary Miniature, by Hammad Nasar, (May)
L'OPTIMUM n°23, Avant-grade sous tension, by Alexandra Senes, (June)
2009
News Line, Thinking Outside the Box, by Salwat Ali, (December)
Daily times Pakistan, NCA Miniature, Ceramic students' work thought-provoking, by Mariam Qureshi, (February)
The News, 'Review', (February)
Hum Shehri, 'Different ways of Expressing', by Yasmin Farrukh, (January)