Roohi Ahmed

Roohi Shafiq Ahmed lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan. She teaches fulltime at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS) in Karachi. As a multi-disciplinary artist, her work often draws upon cartographical references in order to investigate the ontological realities of human existence in a degenerating political, social and religious environment. Ahmed has exhibited widely throughout Pakistan and her work has been featured in the 11th Asian Art Biennial in Bangladesh and numerous other international exhibitions. Ahmed has coordinated the Foundation Programme at the IVS, lectured at the University of Karachi’s Visual Studies Department and the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales, Sydney. She has been invited to artists workshops and has been an artist in residence at Cicada Press (Australia), Coast (UK) and Vasl (Pakistan). She has curated the exhibition Simply Paper! IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan (2008). Her co-curating credits include Michael Esson: A Survey of Drawing (2010), Michael Kempson: A Survey of Prints (2010), Aboriginal Dreams: Aboriginal Art from Papunia Tjupi (2010), Let’s Draw the Line (2008) and 6/6: The Labyrinth (2006) in Karachi, Pakistan.

Last updated: May 9, 2024