mran Qureshi (born 1972 in Hyderabad, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.
Renowned for his site-specific installations, he creates an aesthetic that integrates contemporary themes with the motifs and techniques of traditional miniature painting. Many of his artworks are red, this reminds Qureshi of the ongoing situation in his country and the world, where violence is an almost daily occurrence. The flowers emerging from his artworks, however, represent the hope for a better future.
Recent solo exhibitions include Two Wings To Fly, Not One, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan (With Aisha Khalid) (2017), The Seeming endless path of memory, Museo Civico, San Gimignano, Siena, Italy (2016), Garden Within a Garden, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford (2016), Where the Shadows are so Deep, Barbican, London (2016), Idea of Landscape, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (2016).
Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013: Imran Qureshi, IKON Gallery, Birmingham (2014), Imran Qureshi: The God of Small Things, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing (2014), The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi’s Miniature Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2013), Artist of the Year, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin (2013).
His work is held by numerous international collections, including: Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, Deutsche Bank Collection, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Embassy of the United States, Islamabad, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Harris Museum, Preston, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, Monsoon Art Collection, London, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Presidency, Islamabad, The RISD Museum, Rhode Island, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, U.S Department of State, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, World Bank, Washington.