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Rabia Shoaib



Bachelor of Fine Arts 2000,  in  Painting  &  Miniature, with distinction in thesis Fake Breitling watches uk

                                                & overall  from Indus Valley  School of  Art  &  Architecture,  Karachi.           

Master of Science  1991    in  Human Physiology,  (Ist Division)    University of Karachi.          

Bachelor of Science (Honours)   First Division,  Karachi University.          

Bachelor of Arts.     (Ist division) Karachi University 




 At present,  Faculty Foundation Year at Indus Valley School of Art &  Architecture.

 Drawing of Foundation year.                                                                                              2001  to  2009 

 Drawing Interior Design Semester V                                                                     2008

 Fine Art Introduction course                                                                                               2001  to 2005

 Painting, III semester.                                                                                                          2002

 Conducted workshops of Drawing & Painting                                                             2001, 02, 03, 07, 09               

 Art teacher at The City School, P. A. F. Chapter, Karachi.                                                2001

Teaching Pure Science and Social science on private basis                                             1987 to 1994

Banking , Head Office “First women Bank” BPS 17                                              1995 to 1997

(by being selected through competitive examination of banking and Financial Institutions)




Group Shows

Alumni Collective                                                                                                  2009

Sohni Dharti II                                                                                                       2009

Faculty Art                                                                                                           2009

IVS Alumni Collectiv                                                                                            2008

Ustad Shagird worksho                                                                                     2008

Faculty Art 1,2,3 at Indus Valley gallery                                                            2008

Integration, IVS  Galler                                                                                      2008

Group Exhibition  at Indus Valley.                                                                     2007

Faculty Art 2                                                                                                      2007

New Voices in Islamic Calligraphy at Amin Gulgee Gallery.                              2006

Faculty Exhibition1, at Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture.                   2006

Eath quake relief , Islamabad.                                                                            2005

Peace Flag,  at Karachi Shereton Hotel.                                                             2004



“Search and Reach” at “V.M. Art Gallery”, Karachi                                              2003

 “Thanking of Truth” at  “Alliance Francaise” Karachi.                                          2001


Group shows

8th National Exhibition of Visual Arts, Alhamra Lahore.                                       2003

Group show, at Canvas Gallery.                                                                         2003

Southern Graphic Conference, at New Orleans, United State.                           2002

Dish Dhamaka at Amin Gulgee Gallery.                                                                2002

Kara Art  2002 at  Alliance de Francaise.                                                            2002

Sadaquain Award at  Sadaquain Gallery.                                                           2002

Art  Fest, Urban voices  at  Karachi Shereton.                                                   2000

Takhti Exhibition at  Sadaquain Art Gallery.                                                         2001

Group show at Ecstasy Restaurant and Park Towers.                                      2001

 Degree Show,   Indus Valley School of Art  &  Architecture.                            2000   



                    WORKSHOPS and Seminars Attended


Attended 10th Istanbul Biennial  from Sep. 8th to Nov.4th 2007

& invited in  Art workshop “Art Experience 2007” Local Modernity/Global Expectations

in Istanbul, Turkey.2007,  Duration  5 days.               ,                                                                                                                        2007



               2ndConflict Transformation Programme, Habitat Centre,NewDelhi.2003 Men' Fake Watches For Sale

                    by WISCOMP (Women in Security Conflict Management & Peace.                                

                    Theme:, ‘Transcending the Conflict”, Duration 10 days.                                                  2003



                    Ist Conflict Transformation Programme,New Delhi India. 2001

                    Theme:” Rehumanizing the Other”, Duration 7 days, by WISCOMP                                                2001



                    Peace and Human Right, ASAR Institute of womenStudies, Lahore 2001 (15 days)       2001


Paper Making workshop  conducted by Japanese artist, Tajima at IVSAA, 2000.                          2000


Workshop on ‘Rock Art’ by Spanish artist Iraida Cano at  IVSAA  1999.                                         1999


“Design Process” for 15 days with  Indian artist  Dheemand Panchal

 from National Institue of Design, Ahmedabad, India, at IVSAA,  Karachi 1995.                              1995



 Voluntary Work:

 Auction and Collaborative Painting for Milestone Charitable Trust.

 Painting  for Earth quake relief.

 Mural for Behbood school. (Charitable)

 Suggested and materialized scholarship for art students from Rangoonwala Trust

 Painted walls for children Oncology ward, “National Institute of  Child Health”,Karachi.




  Distinction in thesis painting at IVSAA, 2000.

  Distinction overall with first position in the Department of Fine Art2000

  On honors list from semester I to IIV                1997 to 2000.

  Sadaquain Award 2000 by City District Government,Karachi, 2002.

  Member Advisory Committee of V.M. Art Gallery, 2003-2004.

  Special Mention, poster competition by Idara-e-Saqafat, Islamabad.

  Ist prize, Independence day poster competition,  Karachi University.


 Air Rifle Shooting:

 1.Silver Medal “8th National Shooting Championship”,10 meters. 


 2.Bronze Medal, 50 meters, 0 .22 open Sight, at“ 8th National 

    Shooting championship.





Places visited

Travelled widely all over  Pakistan

Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Hyderabad,Larkana, Moenjodora, Thatta,Hala,Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar, Wah,Multan,Faisalabad, Hasan abdal,Sanghar,Sakkhur, Sawat, Abbotabad, Kalam, Muree, Rawalpindi,Mengora, Malam Jabba,


India:  Delhi, Hyderabad ,Bombay, Bangalore, Maysore, Ooty, Agra, Pune, Sirangapatum,  

U.A.E.  Dubai, Sharjah, Abu dahbi, Fujaira, Al Ain

Saudi Arabia: Mecca, Madina, Jeddah

Italy: Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Pompei, Siena.

Iran ;Tehran, Asfahan, Sheeraz, Kirman , Arg Bam, Mir Jawa, Kashan

Egypt: Cairo, Alexendria, Luxor, Aswan,

Turkey: Istanbul




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Dawn, Gallery                                        Marorie Hussain                                 Feb 8         2009

Daily Times                                            Sumaira Jajj                                         Jan 28       2009

Encore,The News International           Nafisa Rizvi                                            Feb            2009

Dawn , Gallery                                       Salwat Ali                                            April.19     2008  

Dawn, Integration                                                                                                                    2008

Art Kudos                                                                                                                                2007

Dawn, Gallery. By                  Salwat Ali                                                              Feb.11       2006

Newsline                                                Sheherbano Hussain                            Feb            2006

Dawn, Gallery.                                       MarjoieHussain                                     Sep           2003

The News, Tapestry.                                                                                           Oct.           2003

Daily News.                                            Shamim Akhtar                                  Oct.           2003

Newsline, magazine Annual.bySheherbano                                                                         2003

The Nation, Karachi.                             ShamimAkhtar                                         Dec.16      2002

Dawn,  Gallery       , Karachi.                                                                               Dec ,         2002

 News,  Tapestry, Karachi.    Quddos Mirza                                                        Dec.7,       2002

India Today, weekly magazine. S.Prasannarajan                                                 July23       2001

Dawn, The Review Karachi. Marjore Hussain                                                      June7        2001

Theera, Art Magazine, Karachi.                                                                            May           2001

Star, Karachi.                                                                                                         May24       2001

Qaumi Akhbar, Karachi                                                                                         May19       2001

Dawn, The Review, Karachi                                                                                 March29,  2001

News Line, Karachi.                                                                                              Jan.2         2001

She, Karachi.                                                                                                         Dec.          2000