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Tazeen Qayyum
Artist Biography
Tazeen Qayyum

1996 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

2007&2006 Directed and Coordinated ‘Double Date’, a collaborative inter-disciplinary performance project, AKA Gallery, Saskatoon and Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2003 Conceived, Directed and Coordinated ‘Lady Excusing her Love Bites as Cat Scratches’, a collaborative performance artwork, produced by SAVAC, Canada
2001 ‘Woven Narratives: New Miniatures’, Gallery Rohtas II, Lahore, Pakistan
2000 ‘Miniature Paintings’, Gallery Jutner, AIR Program, Vienna, Austria
2007 Group Show ‘Urban Myths & Modern Fables’, curated by Haema Sivanesan, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
2007 Group Show ‘Never Promised you a Rose Garden: Art of Pakistan’, private collection of Brigitte Neubacher, Palais Palffy, Vienna, Austria
2007 Group Show ‘Homecoming’, curated by Atteqa Ali, National Gallery of Pakistan, Islamabad
2007 Group Show ‘Dialogue with Tradition’, curated by M. Imran Quraishi, National Gallery of Pakistan, Islamabad
2007 Group Show ‘Women Looking East’, curated by Steven Spennel, University of Rhode Island, Providence Campus, U.S.A.
2006 ‘Group Show Contemporary Miniatures: Between Two Worlds’, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2006 Group Show ‘Gendering Detail, Contemporary Miniature Paintings’, curated by Kristy Phillips, Art Square Gallery and SAGA (South Asian Gallery of Art) Toronto, Canada
2005 Group Show ‘Ongoing Dialogue’, Foresight Art Center, Amman, Jordon
2005 Group Show ‘A Thousand and One Days: The Art of Pakistani Women Miniaturists’, curated by Enrico Mascelloni, Salima Hasmi and Duccio K. Marignoli, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii and Musee des Beaux, Rouen, France
2005 Group Show ‘Miniatures’ Two person show, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2005 Group Exhibition, Bartlett Center for the Arts, Oklahoma State University, USA
2004 Group Show ‘JALA- Japan Afro-Asian Latin American Exchange Exhibition’, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan
2003 Group Show ‘Bolly>Lolly>Holly>Tolly’ a SAVAC member exhibition, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2003 43rd Suzzara Prize 2003-‘Spirit and Body; between tradition and cybernetics’, curated by Enrico Mascelloni , Padova, Italy
2003 3rd Annual Exhibition by the Canadian Society of Miniature painters, Sculptors and Gravers, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.
2003 Group Show ‘Negotiating Borders’ Miniature Paintings, curated by Salima Hashmi, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2002 Group Show 2nd Painting Biennale, Saba Cultural and Artistic Center, Tehran, Iran
2002 Group Show Miniatures, Croweaters Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
2002 Group Show 10th Asian Biennale, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2001 Group Show Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, curated by Salima Hashmi, Athens, Greece and Warsaw, Poland
2000 Group Show Contemporary Miniature Paintings, Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
2000 Group Show Contemporary Miniatures, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
1999 Group Show Miniature Paintings, Offset Portfolio Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan
1996 Degree Show, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
1995 ‘Miniaturists’, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan

Honours & Awards
2006 Access and Career Development Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
2006 Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Canada
2000 UNESCO Bursary for a three-month residency in Vienna, Austria
1997 Pioneer member, The Offset Portfolio Centre- a resource centre which maintains a database on the works of artists from Pakistan
1997-2000 Organized seven group and eight solo exhibitions of various artists at The Offset Portfolio Centre
1999 Teaching, Art of Miniature Painting
1996 Award of Excellence, performance, National College of Arts, Lahore
1992-1996 Three Gold Medals for puppet making and performance, ‘The Puppeteers NCA’

Duccio K. Marignoli, London, England
Kamran Anwar, London, England
Marcella C Sirhandi, Oklahoma, USA
Ali Adil Khan, Toronto, Canada 
National Gallery of Amman, Jordon
National Art Gallery, Nepal
Federal Chancellery, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Tabish Hazir, Islamabad, Pakistan
Brigitte Neubacher, Vienna, Austria