Imran Qureshi
Visual Artist / artista visivo

Fall 2016 Project Fellow at the Siena Art Institute, Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi has created a body of works, three site-specific creations, designed and produced inside the Torre Grossa in the Civic Museum of San Gimignano (Province of Siena), which take the viewer up to the roof of the tower, and are on view through 31 January 2017.

For more information on Imran Qureshi's Fellowship Project at the Siena Art Institute:


Nell''autunno 2016, l’artista pakistano Imran Qureshi, ospite del Siena Art Institute, ha prodotto un corpo d’opere, tre creazioni site specific, ideate e realizzate all’interno della Torre Grossa del museo civico di San Gimignano (SI), esse conducono lo spettatore sulla cima della torre, e che saranno visibili fino al 31 gennaio 2017.

Ulteriori informazioni:

Radio TV Siena intervista/interview:

Video: Imran Qureshi: The Violence Affefcting Us All (produced by Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.)

Video: Imran Qureshi Introducing 'Where the Shadows are so Deep' in The Curve, Barbican Center, London, England.


Born in Hyderabad, 1972
Lives in Lahore

1993 BA Fine Art, National College of Arts, Lahore

Selected Solo Exhibitions


  • "Garden Within a Garden", Mughal Water Gardens, Bradford
  • "Where the Shadows are so Deep", Barbican, London (cat)
  • "Idea of Landscape", Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg (cat)


  • "Idea of Landscape", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris


  • "Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013: Imran Qureshi", Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
  • "Imran Qureshi: The God of Small Things", Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • "Midnight Garden", Gandhara Art, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong
  • Salsali Private Museum, Dubai
  • "All Time Would be Perpetual Spring", Art on the Underground commission, Transport for London, London


  • "The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi’s Miniature Paintings", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • "The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi", The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • "Artist of the Year", Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin; Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome; Salsali Private Museum, Dubai (cat)
  • "And They Still Seek The Traces Of Blood...", Zahoor Al Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore


  • "All Are The Colour of My Heart", Chawkandi Art, Karachi
  • "All Are The Colour of My Heart", Rohtas 2, Lahore
  • Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • "Minor Heroisms", Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul
  • "The Great Game", Venice Biennial 2015, Venice
  • "Framing Fraktur Word & Image: Contemporary Artists Connect to Fraktur", The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia


  • "Eurasia, A View On Painting", Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  • "Asia Triennial Manchester 2014", Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
  • "Nuit Blanche", 10 Place du Panthéon, Paris
  • "Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan", Aga Khan Museum, Toronto
  • "Fields of Vision", Yorkshire Festival 2014, Yorkshire
  • "Don’t you know who I am?", M HKA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp


  • "Extra | ordinary: 37 do-it-yourself art ideas for free", Canvas Gallery, Karachi
  • "The Encyclopedic Palace", 55th Venice Biennale, Venice" (cat)
  • "In Cloud Country: Abstracting From Nature - From John Constable to Rachel Whiteread", Harewood House, Yorkshire (cat)


  • Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
  • Deutsche Bank Collection
  • Embassy of the United States, Islamabad
  • Fukuoka Asian Art Museum
  • Harris Museum, Preston
  • Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
  • Monsoon Art Collection, London
  • National Art Gallery, Islamabad
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • The Presidency, Islamabad
  • The RISD Museum, Rhode Island
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • U.S Department of State
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London
  • World Bank, Washington

Sart life