The Distance Between Two Points
Born in 1966, Roohi Ahmed graduated from the Karachi School of Art in 1992 and has largely worked and taught in Karachi, apart from brief sojourns in Australia from where she received her MFA at University of New South Wales in 2013 and multiple residencies in Bangladesh, Germany, UK and USA. In the 1990’s, Ahmed became influenced by other emerging practitioners who were engaging with the city and was involved as an early team member at VASL helping build it during its nascent stages in the late 1990’s. Ahmed’s practice evolved with exhibitions and projects both solo and in collaboration with other artists through the 2000’s and continues today.
The Distance Between Two Points examines the practice of Roohi Ahmed, a Karachi based artist who has worked in diverse mediums to explore overlapping concerns around nationhood, belonging, gender and the body.