Category Archives: Risham Syed

Neha Choksi, In Leaf (Primary Time) (2015) 
Live performance for Hayward Gallery.

ARTS ORGANISATIONS FORGE NEW TIES BETWEEN NORTH ENGLAND AND SOUTH ASIA – ALYSSA BUFFENSTEIN

8 February, 2017 – Artnet “The program will begin in March with an ambitious program of art and social history exhibitions, screenings, and events at the Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, and Whitworth in Manchester, and the Tetley center for Contemporary Art in Leeds. These range from the … Continue reading

Image: Archana Hande, The Golden Feral Trail, 2013-14. Digital print on paper, 38 x 57 inches. Courtesy the artist and Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai. Photo: Anil Rane.

HOUSE OF LOVE: A REPORT FROM ART DUBAI – Stephanie Bailey

Posted on 5 April, 2016 on Ocula “Love was out in full force at this year’s Art Dubai—the fair’s tenth anniversary edition, which ran from 16 to 19 March 2016. Much of this was concentrated in a small section of … Continue reading

Risham Syed,  'A Chronicle Punctuated' series, 2016

REASONS TO BE EXCITED ABOUT ART IN THE MIDDLE EAST – Chris Mugan

Posted on 15 March, 2016 on Christies As Art Dubai celebrates its 10th year with its largest and most diverse line-up yet, we speak to experts on art in the Middle East to pick out key trends, artists and galleries … Continue reading

Risham Syed’s ‘Lahore’ series installed in APT8

RISHAM SYED’S PAINTINGS CAN BE CARRIED AROUND IN HER PURSE – APT 8: QAGOMA

Posted on 3 March 2016 on QAGOMA Blog “Risham Syed draws on the refined tradition of South Asian miniature painting. Since the 1980s, this art form has seen a revival in Pakistan, particularly centred around the National College of Arts … Continue reading

Risham Syed, The Seven Seas: Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bengal)
2012. Nakshi Kantha embroidery appliquéd on digitally print
ed cotton from Lahore, old European army coat buttons, Jamda
ni on reverse with American cotton wool for filling, 228 x 1
50 cm.

Review: “Art_Textiles” at the Whitworth, Manchester – Dr. Melanie Miller

“Risham Syed created the series of quilts Seven Seas (2012) for the prestigious Abraaj Capital Art Prize, and given the subject of her proposal – the impact of colonial trade – it was entirely appropriate that she utilised textiles to … Continue reading