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Rashid Rana - Translation/Transliterations
21 Oct,2011

Gandhara-art Hong Kong in collaboration with Lisson Gallery London, presents Rashid Rana’s public solo exhibition ‘Translation/Transliteration at Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Art Centre, Hong Kong. Rashid Rana is widely considered to be one of the most prominent and original contemporary artists working in South Asia today.This exhibition will be composed of selected works from 2004 to the present, divided into four distinct narratives. Works will include Rana’s photo sculptures, large scale photo mosaics, and new works from the Translation/Transliterations series.

Rashid Rana was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1968, and after his Bachelors in Fine Art from The National College of Arts, Lahore in 1992, he acquired a Masters in Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in 1994.Rana’s most significant body of works is widely acknowledged to be his photographic mosaic pieces, with their powerful narratives of duality and contradiction.

Rana’s work has been shown in biennials, museums and galleries around the world, including Lisson Gallery, London (2011) The Musée Guimet, Paris (2010), Asia Society Museum, New York (2009), National Museum of Taiwan (2009), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2010), Satchi Gallery, London (2010) and the Singapore Art Museum (2011).