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Danish Ahmed


Syed Danish Ahmed
Associate Professor & Head of Foundation Program
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
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Mobile: 0305 2222 527
2010 Master of Fine Art (MFA) – Painting, College of Fine Arts (CoFA), University of New South Wales, Australia
2007 Individual Courses - College of Fine Arts (CoFA), University of New South Wales, Australia
Painting I: passed with distinction
Life Drawing: passed with distinction
Digital Imaging: passed
2001 Bachelor of Arts, University of Karachi
1994 Four year Diploma in Fine arts – Painting from Karachi School of Arts
Professional Experience
2016 – Present Assistant Professor & Acting Head of Foundation Programme
Deputy Director – Quality Enhancement Cell
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi
1999 – 2016 Associate Professor
& Program Coordinator
Textile Institute of Pakistan (TIP), Karachi
Courses taught: Drawing I, Drawing II, Creative Drawing, Drawing/Design Projects, Figure Drawing and Final Year Research Project Supervision
Academic responsibilities: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Review, Academic Policies Development
Administrative responsibilities: Program Coordinator (Textile Design Technology program), Chairman Hostel Committee
Mar – Nov 2009 Adjunct Faculty
College of Fine Arts (CoFA), UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Courses taught: Drawing/Painting 2A, Session 1 2009
Drawing/Painting 3A, Session 2 2009
1998 – 2000 Director
The Institute of Art & Design (IAD)
Offered Short term courses of Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Graphic Design
Organized series of lectures by artists and academics for young artist community
1995 – 1998 Lecturer
Karachi School of Art, Karachi
Courses taught: Drawing and Painting - Foundation Year
Figure Drawing and Still life Painting – Second Year
Figure Drawing – Third Year
Solo Show
February 2010 Cross Art Projects Gallery, Kings Cross, Sydney Australia
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Groups Shows
Oct 2017 Botany of Desire, group show, Koel Art Gallery
Dec 2016 The Highway, group show VM Art Gallery
Nov 2016 Light, Art… Action, group show, VM Art Gallery
Group show as an extended event of first ‘Pakistan Calling’ film festival
April 2011 ‘What’s hot?’, group show, Poppy Seed Gallery, Karachi
Dec 2010 ‘Show me love’, group show, KSA gallery, Karachi
Oct 2010 ‘Re-surface’, group show, VM Art gallery, Karachi
Dec 2008 11th Annual Exhibition, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Australia
Sep 2007 Inaugural Show at First National Gallery of Pakistan, Islamabad
June 2006 KARACHI 6X6 – THE LABYRINTH, at V. M. Gallery Karachi
Feb 2005 Group show at V. M. Gallery Karachi
Feb 2003 Group show at The Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Oct 2002 Group show, Artists from Karachi School of Arts, at V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi
2002 Aar Paar 2000, An exchange Public Art Project between Artists from India and Pakistan
April 1998 Karachi Contemporary – The A.N. Gallery, the Coconut Grove, Karachi
Oct 1997 Spaces Within – The A.N. Gallery, the Coconut Grove, Karachi
Oct 1997 Group show at Kalamkar, Karachi
June 1995 Group show at Gallery Sadiquain, Karachi
Oct 1994 Degree show at The Karachi School of Art, Karachi