"Gandhara-Art is an arts organization focused on promoting Pakistan art internationally as well as in Pakistan. Gandhara was set up in 2005 has created one of the largest art spaces in Karachi with a robust gallery program as well as exhibiting Pakistani art in Hong Kong in reputable public art spaces. It also funds and supports Pakistani art related initiatives globally and works with galleries as well as public institutions to showcase Pakistani art.
Along with this, it has also documented Pakistani Contemporary & Modern Art through the launch of the country’s first virtual art portal and with a series of eighteen publications to date.
The organization has worked with artists to exhibit art works in various media including paintings, photography, etchings, video & sound installations, sculpture, in-situ installations as well as performance art. It was also the first gallery to invite artists, to create site-specific, non-commercial installations in its space with its show ‘Whitewash’ as well as international shows such as ‘Picasso in Pakistan’. Gandhara represents & has exhibited the work of some of the key figures of Pakistani Modern art such as Sadequain, Jamil Naqsh & Gulgee as well as the Contemporary Art of Aisha Khalid, Imran Qureshi, Rashid Rana, Khadim Ali, Adeel Uz Zafar and Naiza Khan.
Apart from using its own platform, Gandhara-art takes an even stronger role in supporting and collaborating with other institutions in promoting art and art philanthropy. Since its inception, Gandhara has supported and provided funding for exhibitions at public art spaces, museums and other institutions such as Para-site Art Space, Hong Kong for Shahzia Sikandar’s first public exhibition in Hong Kong; for The Rising Tide at The Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi; The Johnson Museum, Cornell University, USA; The Asia Art Archive Hong Kong; The Asia Society New York; The National College of Arts, Lahore; Vasl Arts Collective, Karachi amongst others."
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