Atif Khan

Atif Khan (b.1972 in Sahiwal, Pakistan) is a visual artist who resides in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Khan began his creative journey as a Diploma student at Karachi School of Art followed by a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1997 where he received a Distinction.

He does not only find new and intriguing ways to contribute to the contemporary art scene but has also taken upon himself the responsibility of imparting his expertise and wisdom to the future generation of artists at the Cowasjee printmaking studio, National College of Arts, Lahore.

Atif Khan is a printmaker in training but his imagery consists of many familiar miniature elements. His work shows great inspiration derived from the eastern tradition of storytelling. He weaves narratives that are impregnated with symbols and hidden meanings that are left for the audience to decipher.

His enormous installation within the heart of the old city has gained him a lot of accolades. The historic Istanbul Chowk that is inundated with beautiful pigeons is also now home to his installation City Within A City made in association with the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF).

The artist has been a part of several group shows at Khaas namely: Hide and Seek (2007), Afterthoughts (2008), The beauty and the beast (2010), Three in a Crowd (2011-2012) and Origins (2014).

Atif Khan

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