Category Archives: Risham Syed

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

Installation, "Untitled". old Victorian chair, stand with bird, painting on a platter acrylic on canvas, 2014

RISHAM SYED: BLACKBIRDING – Veera Rustomji

Published in the February 2015 Issue of Art Now Pakistan “The visual language of colonial heritage embodied in the architecture or mundane ornaments of our lives is often unnoticed. Perhaps it is because we rarely view these relics as anecdotes … Continue reading

Lahore

HIGHLIGHTS FROM ACROSS THE BORDER – Ashiesh Shah

Published on August 10, 2014 in DNA “Inspired by the country’s social and cultural landscape, the last decade has seen Pakistani artists and designers evolve beyond traditional boundaries…” Huma Mulji and Risham Syed, Ashiesh Shah