We are a varied team with backgrounds in art and finance. This gives us a synergy that allows us to rely strongly on our own viewpoint and support artists searching for a platform to be heard from.


Shakira Masood Shakira Masood trained as a printmaker from the Corcoran School of Art, Washington D.C, and then at the Philippines University, Manila, and held her first solo shows in Manila and Karachi in the 1970s. After a long sabbatical she picked up her practice again in 1994 and has been exhibiting regularly both within Pakistan and abroad. She is a founding member of ArtChowk.


Shakira Masood Camilla Hadi Chaudhary has a background in economics and international relations, graduating from Boston University, Boston, and Williams College, Williamstown. After stints in finance and teaching, a love of art brought about the idea of ArtChowk and, along with Shakira, she is a founding member of the company.