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Date of Birth: 10th April 1965

Current Designation: Assistant Professor of Photography at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

Department: Communication Design

Education: B. A – P.E.C.H.S College Karachi – 1987 – Fine Art | Literature | Psychology

Teaching and Professional Experience:

  • Professional photographer since 1988 till 1996
  • Visiting Faculty at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture – 1997- 2000
  • Permanent Faculty at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture – 2000 till date.
    Presently I teach commercial, architecture, and fine art photography, minors to the to Communication Design Department, Interior Design, and Fine Art Department students respectively.

Professional Membership and Affiliations:

Member of FotoVisura  an international self-publishing community and resource for art and documentary photography.

Research and Publications:

Books:

  • 2016 – 8  Black Olive Publication, Edited by Arshad Faruqui & Amean J.p.172.ISBN 978-969-9251-62-7.
  • 2013 – Kam Sukhan, Celebrating Women – Nine female photographers including myself contributed to book.
  • 2010 – K’ Architecture, Black Olive Publication, Edited by Arshad Faruqui & Amean J.p. 147.ISBN 978-969-9251-12-2.
  • 2009 – Mazaar, Bazaar, Design and Visual Culture in Pakistan, Edited & Designed by Saima Zaidi
  • 2008 – Journeys of the Spirit – Pakistan Art in the New Millennium – Salwat Ali
  • 2006 – Blueprint to Cyanotypes: Exploring Historical Alternative Photographic Processes by Malin Fabbri and Gary Fabbri, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2006 Chobi Mela IV, International Festival of Photography, Bangladesh.

Catalogues, Brochures:

  • 2012  Baraka Silsila.e.Nisbat Farah Mahbub ,  Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2010 – Buzzing, Abdullah M.I. Syed, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2006.10 – Faculty Art 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 2007 – Artist’s Showcase, The Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado USA
  • 2006-07 The Aga Khan University Prospectus, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, MA in Muslim Cultures, London UK
  • 2006 Artists’ Voices: Body, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi Pakistan
  • 2006 Artists’ Voices: Calligraphy, Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
  • 2005 – Ethereal Ether Echoes, Farah Mahbub, Karachi Pakistan
  • 2003 11th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2002 An Idea of Perfection, Pakistan National Council f the Arts, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 1994   A Celebration of Dance by Sheema Kirmani and her students, Finance and Trade Centre Auditorium, Karachi

Conferences and Seminars Attended – Guest Speaker:

  • 2015   National Society for Leadership and Success. 25th April 2015Kennesaw State University Marietta Campus - Georgia USA
  • 2007  – Digital Art and Photoshop, PAF – KIET (Karachi Institute of Economics and Technology)
  • 2006 Career Possibilities in Photography, YLC (Young Leaders Conference), School of Leadership, Pearl Continental, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • 2005Imaging Peace: Women Photographers of South Asia Conference on Photography and Peace, Italian Cultural Centre, New Delhi, India
  • 2003Enlivening the News Through Photojournalism, Pakistan Press FoundationMedia Shoptalk Vicky Zeitlin Media Library Karachi, Pakistan

Solo Exhibitions:

  • March 2012 Baraka Silsila.e.Nisbat V.M Art Gallery – Karachi
  • March 2011 – Jashan Khaadi Flagship store, 508 B, Arenco Beach Villas Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah III- Dubai, UAE
  • November 2005 Ethereal Ether EchoesV.M Art Gallery – Karachi
  • February 2000 – Hues Within Sadequain Gallery Frere Hall –Karachi |SG Forum Art Gallery (Alliance Francaise)-Karachi
  • December 1996   Intention- Sadequain Gallery Frere Hall –Karachi
  • September 1993   Rendezvous with France – Alliance Francaise –Karachi

Group Exhibitions

  • 15th– 17 January 2016 – Sharing the Legacy – Pakistan Single Country Exhibition – at BMICH, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 10 March – 31 March 2016 – Antidote, Artroom, Edition II – Collective Loft – Dubai, UAE
  • 17 March 2015 – Hidden From View, Women Photographers Photographing Women of Pakistan, Canadian High Commission Islamabad – Pakistan
  • 8 March – March 30 March 2015 Antidote, The Artroom Villa 21- Dubai, UAE
  • 21 May to 8th June 2013  Kam Sukhan, IVS Gallery Karachi
  • 18 April – 30 April 2011 – “The Family” VM Art Gallery Karachi
  • 9 December 2009 –  “There and Then” Mohatta Palace Museum Karachi
  • 29 May to 31 May 2009 – ‘K’architecture’ Expo Centre Karachi | Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
  • 2005 – 2011 Faculty Art 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi
  • June – July 2007 – PX3Prix de la Photographie  – 13Sévigné Gallery – Paris
  • 20-30 Nov 2006 – Chobi Mela IV International Festival of Photography. At National Art Gallery Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Shahbag, Dhaka Bangladesh
  • 12 – 21 October 2006 –Special Exhibition: By a group of students and faculty of the IVS, the works depicts the rural Badin district of Sindh – Canvas – Karachi.
  • 31 May to 15 June 2006 – Karachi 6 X 6: the Labyrinth an exhibition Co-Curated by Abdullah Syed & Roohi Ahmed. At the V.M Art Gallery – Karachi
  • 6 to 12 April 2006 – Artists’ Voices: Body an exhibition Co-Curated by Sheherbano Hussain & Amin Gulgee. At the Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi – Pakistan
  • 28 March 3 April 2006 – Artists’ Voices: Calligraphy an Exhibition Co-Curated by Sheherbano Hussain & Amin Gulgee. At the Amin Gulgee Gallery Karachi – Pakistan
  • 15 to 18 January 2005 Photo Exhibition Singular Medium: Multiple Frames at the Italian Cultural Center New Delhi -India
  • Kodak Photo Vision 2004 – PSK Photographic Society of Karachi 10 – 12 June at The Arts Council Of Karachi – Pakistan
  • 11th Asian Art Biennale15 January to 2nd February 2004 – Osmani Memorial Hall, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2002 – Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento U.S.A for the show Digital Visions.
  • February 1 – March 13, 2002 – Interrogating Diversity Betty Rymer Gallery – Chicago, Illinois United States of America online exhibition – Break on Through to the Other Side: Focus on Pakistan | A Cyber-Sent Art Exhibition of Contemporary Art from Pakistan
  • February 2002 – An Idea of Perfection – (PNCA) the Pakistan National Council of the Arts Alhamra Gallery, Lahore – Pakistan
  • September 2001 – Karavan Karachi – Photography, Gallery Sadequain, Karachi- Pakistan.
  • 1994| 1995 |1996 |1997|2004| 2006|2007 PSK- Photographic Society of Karachi
  • June 15 – July 14, 2007 – The Art of Digital Imagery – The Center for Fine Art Photography Gallery – Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Awards and Honours:

  • PX3: Prix de la Photographie Paris: Farah Mahbub of Pakistan was Awarded: Second Prize in category FINE ART for the entry titled, “Lifelines & Manuscripts 25.” The jury selected 2007’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. Winning entries from each major category are exhibited in Paris at the prestigious 13 Sévigné Gallery in June/July 2007 and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
  • The Center for Fine Art Photography: Over 300 photographers submitted around 1300 images for this unique exhibit “The Art of Digital Imagery”. Farah Mahbub is one of the 50 photographers chosen to participate in this exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA from June 15 – July 14, 2007.
  • Camera & Darkroom: Runner-up in Inclement Weather Contest March 1993 -CA, USA