Collector Spotlight: Amna Naqvi - Lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

19 November, 2019

Hong Kong-based collector, philanthropist, and gallerist Amna Naqvi sees herself as an enabler and a storyteller. Through the AAN Foundation, which she co-founded, Naqvi creates platforms for contemporary artists from Pakistan to launch ambitious projects in Asia and globally. Join us for a private reception and take part in an intimate conversation about Naqvi’s unique view of collecting and its impact. Following the reception, enjoy reserved seating at Naqvi’s public lecture.

- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Return to the Arts: Contemporary Art in Pakistan Today - Public Lecture at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

13 November, 2019

Join Amna Naqvi to hear about her unique perspective on collecting the arts of Pakistan today. Pakistan’s art scene has changed significantly in the past half-century. Today it is home to an ever-widening array of artist collectives and schools, public art projects, galleries, and a newly minted biennale. Naqvi is an integral player in this changing landscape. She nurtures talent through the AAN Foundation, building platforms for new work and supporting artists trying to show their work on a global stage. - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Amna Naqvi is a Member of the Jury for the Karachi Biennale Art Prize 2019 - Awardee is Rashid Rana

28 October, 2019

Our founder Amna Naqvi was on that three-person jury of the Karachi Biennale Juried Award.

“It was an honor to be on the three-person jury of the Juried Award at Karachi Biennale 2019 along with Ingo Arend, a cultural writer from Germany and Stephen Welsh a director from Manchester Museum! We were privileged to select Rashid Rana as the winner of the Jury Prize for Karachi Biennale 2019! For me personally it was wonderful being in my home town Karachi and see the Biennale as it flourishes


Amna Naqvi speaks at Art Basel Conversations on a panel titled 'Uncovering Asian Modernisms'

30 March, 2019

Our founder Amna Naqvi speaking at Art Basel Conversations this year.

She spoke on a panel titled 'Ink & Paint: Uncovering Asian Modernisms' on 30th of March with a great list of speakers. The panel was moderated by Lesley Ma, Curator, M+ Museum, Hong Kong and included leaders in the fields of exhibiting and supporting modernism in Asia such as Johnson Chang & Yamamoto San.

She spoke on modernists AR Chughtai, Shakir Ali, Sadequain, AJ Shemza and Zahoor Ul Akhlaque in the conversation and linked them to those who inherited their mantle such as Shahzia Sikander, Rashid Rana, Aisha Khalid and Imran Qureshi.

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Scroll: An AAN Foundation Project will be exhibited at Pitzer Art Galleries in California, United States

08 February, 2019

The AAN Foundation Project 'Scroll' I is part of our 'Projects on Paper Series" which was published in the autumn of 2015 in conjunction with the AAN Gandhara Art Space exhibition 'How We Mark The Land' . Scroll I has been touring in the exhibition organised by the Independent Curators International. It has been exhibited at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art in Capetown and the Center for Contemporary Art, Lagos. Its latest stop is the Pitzer Art Galleries in California. The first edition was curated by Aziz Sohail.

About Publishing Against The Grain

Organized by the Independent Curators International (ICI), Publishing Against the Grain provides a space for reading, thinking, and conversing, where slowing down can become a form of intellectual resistance. It encourages discursive public participation, self-reflective investigation, and invites visitors to discover new perspectives while connecting differing and analogous spheres of contemporary art. 

The exhibition was made possible with the generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, ICI’s Board of Trustees and International Forum. - Text Credits: Pitzer College

Scroll: An AAN Foundation Project will be exhibited at Kenyon College, United States

05 October, 2018

Scroll: An AAN Foundation Project will be shown at ‘Publishing Against the Grain’ exhibition at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, Ohio, United States. This is the third stop of the traveling exhibition.It has been shown at the Zeitz Musueum of Contemporary Art, South Africa as well as Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Nigeria.  Scroll was created by Aziz Sohail!

Publishing Against the Grain opens next Friday, August 31 @gundgallery. The exhibition encourages discursive public participation, self-reflective investigation, and invites visitors to discover new perspectives.


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SCROLL- Projects on paper

Amna Naqvi, Aziz Sohail, Bani Abidi, Naiza Khan, Omar Wasim And Saira Sheikh, Roohi Ahmed, Shahana Rajani & Zahra Malkani
December 2016
Hardback, 12 pages

Look At The City From Here

aHajra Haider, Amna Naqvi, Iftikhar Dadi, Adnan Madani, Yaminay Chaudhri, Naveed Alam
July 2016
Hardback, 91 pages
ISBN : 978-969-7592-01-2

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