Dua Abbas Rizvi

2006 – 2010
BFA National College of Arts, Lahore

Professional Experience
2017 – present                                                                                                                                                                
Visiting lecturer at the National College of Arts, Lahore                                                                                            Contributor on art and culture to Herald
Contributor on art and culture to Dawn
2014 – 2015
Visiting lecturer at the National College of Arts, Lahore
2014 (June – August)
Visual arts instructor with The British Council, for Rivers of the World
2013 – present
Writer and art critic at ArtNow
Contributor on art and culture to Libas International
2013 – 2014
Illustrator at Simorgh (Women’s Resource and Publication Centre), Lahore
2009 – present
Contributor on art and culture to The Friday Times

Elegies, Effigies, Taseer Art Gallery, Lahore

Two Person & Group
Stations of the Cross, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (upcoming)
Chiaroscuro, AnYahh Art Gallery, Dubai
Maps of Skin and Spirit, Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Love Letters, Sanat Initiative, Karachi
Open Field: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, National Art Gallery, Islamabad
I Live Pakistan, Studio Seven, Karachi
The Glowing Embers Within, Satrang Gallery, Islamabad
Silsila, Sanat Initiative, Karachi
Pakistan Art Today, Lahore Heritage Museum, Lahore
Pakistan Art Today, Art Junction, The Lalit New Delhi, New Delhi
New Visions, Mussawir Art Gallery, Dubai
Choreographed Encounters, IVS Gallery, Karachi
Echoes of Polarity, My Art World, Islamabad
Beyond Borders, Experimental Art Gallery, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Melting Into Us, Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
Within and Without, Full Circle Gallery, Karachi
Vast Narratives, Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad
Art – A New Approach, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore
Attaining Heights, VM Gallery, Karachi
Indo-Pak Expo, The Drawing Room Gallery, New Delhi
Private Salon, Origine Fine Art, ancillary group show during India Art Fair, New Delhi
Exhibition at Launch of The Art Café (in collaboration with Ejaz Art Gallery), Lahore
Conch Curve Creation, The Drawing Room Gallery, Lahore
DXB Unframed, The Drawing Room Gallery, Dubai
Works by Graduates Awarded Distinctions, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore
What Next!, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore
Body of Work, The Drawing Room Gallery, Lahore
Young Blood, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
Emerging Talent, VM Art Gallery, Karachi
Bachelors Degree Show, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore
Refreshed, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
Culture and Democracy, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore
Transformations, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore

Awards and Grants
Merit-based Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, USA
Shakir Ali Award (for excellence in fine art), NCA, Lahore
Sir Percy Brown Prize (for excellence in history of art), NCA, Lahore
Distinction in Painting, NCA, Lahore
2007 – 2010
Principal’s Honour List, NCA, Lahore
2006 – 2010
Merit Scholarship, NCA, Lahore

Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA

Panels, Talks, and Juries
Artist’s talk and workshop, Lahore Grammar School (55 Main Gulberg), Lahore
Juror for ArtBeat (National Child Art Competition and Exhibitions), a project of The Little Art
Panelist for 4/20, artist talk on Silsila, Sanat Initiative
Juror for Shehr Sazi aur Soch Vichaar, a drawing competition organised by Nigraan-e-Lahore

Selected Reviews and Publications
Afshan Shafi, A Waking Dream Dua, Good Times, 16th October
Nimra Khan, Home and Beyond, Eos, Dawn, 1st October
Quddus Mirza, Contemporary Conversations, The News on Sunday, 10th September
Nadeem Zuberi, Art Facts: Of Body and Soul, Business Recorder, 9th September
Peerzada Salman, Maps of Skin and Spirit, Dawn, 30th August
Anum Lasharie, Emerging Pakistani Artists You Should Know, 1947Mag, August
Quddus Mirza, A Match Made in Mind, The News on Sunday, 16th July
Marian Sharaf Joseph, I Live Pakistan, The Nation, 26th January
Artwork for Behind Closed Doors by Shazaf Fatima Haider, The Herald Annual, January
Nageen Shaikh, I Live Pakistan, Youlin Magazine, 2nd January
Artwork for No Wound by Shamala Gallagher, The Rumpus, 31st December
Catalogue for I Live Pakistan, Studio RM
4 Upcoming Pakistani Artists to Look Out For, HELLO! Pakistan, 29th June
Most Promising Artists Under 30, OK! Pakistan, Issue 20, December
Artwork for Papercuts Magazine: Fables and Folklore, Volume 15, Fall
Marjorie Husain, Silsila 2015, SHE Magazine, August
Shanzay Subzwari, Silsila 2015: Art Reimagined, The Express Tribune, 24th May
Quddus Mirza, Schools of Thoughts, The News on Sunday, 17th May
Nadeem Zuberi, Art Facts: Diversity, Divergence and Difference, Business Recorder, 25th April
Catalogue for Silsila, Sanat Initiative in collaboration with Studio RM
Cosima Brand, The Glowing Embers Within, ArtNow, April
Maryam Usman, Not Resigning to Fate, The Express Tribune, 13th March
Dure Najaf Zaidi, The Glowing Embers Within, Daily Times, 13th March
Sama Faruqi, Art Attack, Newsline, 18th January
Catalogue for Pakistan Art Today, My Art World, Islamabad
Lavinia Filippi, The Tri-Polar Show, ArtNow, February
Anwer Mooraj, A Study in Contrasts, The Friday Times, 22nd November
Marjorie Hussain, Art Fiend: The Melting Pot, Gallery, Dawn, 10th November
Nadeem Zuberi, Art Facts: Within Living Memories, Business Recorder, 9th November
Aasim Akhtar, Symbiotic Figure, NuktaArt, Volume 8 – Two
Madyha Leghari, Elegies, Effigies, ArtNow, October
Quddus Mirza, Life of the Mind, The News on Sunday, 22nd September
Anwer Mooraj, Art Beat: The Quartet Hits the Right Notes, Gallery, Dawn, 9th June
Alisia Pek Xue Ning, The Art of Contrast, Dawn, 17th May
Madyha Leghari, Art – A New Approach, ArtNow, March
Quddus Mirza, Identity Process, The News on Sunday, 25th December
Salwat Ali, The New Wave, Newsline, 21st April
Catalogue for What Next!, Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore
Catalogue for the Fine Arts Bachelors Degree Show, NCA, Lahore
Catalogue for Refreshed, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore
Catalogue for Culture and Democracy, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore
Catalogue for Transformations, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore