Artist Naiza Khan will be the first Pakistani to showcase at the Venice Biennale


Pakistan makes its way to the Venice Biennale as artist Naiza Khan gets ready to showcase her work.

The Art Newspaper reported, that the Karachi and London based artist will have a solo exhibition titled Manora Field Notes which will explore contemporary life on Manora Island.

Speaking about her artwork Naiza said that her exhibition is a result of years of exploration and research and the work can be situated “within a larger conversation that links Venice to the Persian-Indian-Arab peninsulas through histories of empire and maritime trade.”

The show’s curator Zahra Khan feels Naiza’s work will bring “to life the unique nautical, multicultural and multireligious history of Manora Island.” She added that the artist is the perfect person to represent Pakistan on an international platform like this.

The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, will take place from 11 May to 24 November 2019.


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