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Contact: ayesha.saeed@network.rca.ac.uk

Education:

2016 . Master of Arts – Photography – Royal College of Arts, London, UK.

2013 . Bachelor of Fine Arts – Photography – School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

2010 . Bachelor of Design – Communication Design – National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan.

Exhibitions:

2016

  • The Psychogeography of the The Right Thumb’ series in PHOTOMASTERS 2016 at PHOTOBLOCK 2016, London, UK.
  • Oophagy’  Self Published Book by RCA Photography 2016, Athens Photo Festival 2016.
  • ‘The Psychogeography of the The Right Thumb’ series at Royal College of Art Degree Show, Battersea, London, UK.
  • Artist Book: ‘my autistic mind at work’ , Offprint Photobook Festival, Tate Modern, London, UK.
  • Art-Criticism-Séance performance with Juan Cruz, Lychee One Gallery, London, UK.
  • RCA Secret, Gulbenkian Galleries, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Mina a’ Salam & Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse 46, Dubai, UAE.

2015

  • Artist Book Title: Thinking, Offprint Photobook Festival, Tate Modern, London, UK.
  • RCA Secret, Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
  • RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • WIP Show, School of Fine Arts, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2014 . Proj*ect Pro*ject: One-Night Exhibition – Sullivan Galleries, Chicago , USA.

2013

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago BFA Show – Sullivan Galleries , Chicago USA.
  • Fire & Ice’ Exhibition & Performance – Group Exhibition – Water Street Glassworks , Michigan, USA

2012

  • Women’s day – Group Exhibition – Alhumra Art Council, Lahore Pakistan .
  • “One Click In The Name Of Love” – Group Exhibition ( Represented Pakistan) – Hotel San Germano, Naples , Italy

2011 .  Nairang Youth Art Exhibition – Group Exhibition – Nairang Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

2010 . “I AM NOT” Bachelor Thesis Project – National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

2008 . Transformation – Group Exhibition – Zahoor-ul- Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Awards , Scholarships & Residencies:

2015

  •  Vermont Studio Center Residency, Vermont, USA.
  • Merit based Artist Grant – Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, USA.
  • Oxbow – Glass blowing with Jerry Catania, Michigan, USA.

2013

  • Nominated for the The Sovereign Asian Art Prize from Pakistan –  The Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong.
  • Launch Invitational Residency Program – Chicago Artist Coalition , Chicago, USA.
  • Recipient of the Fred J. Forster Fellowship Award – SAICChicago, USA .
  • Merit Scholarship ( BFA) – SAICChicago, USA.

2012 .  Merit Scholarship ( BFA) – SAICChicago, USA.

2010 .  Distinction Award – Bachelor’s Thesis Project – Lahore, Pakistan.

2008 .  Awarded First Prize- Transformation Exhibition – National College of the Arts , Lahore, Pakistan.

Publications/Reviews:

2016 . Kate Bush – The photography Curator of Media Space at the Science Museum write about ‘The Psychogeography of the The Right Thumb‘ series in Source Photographic Review Magazine Graduate Photography Online 2016.

2016 . ‘Oophagy’ self-published book by RCA Photography 2016, Launched at The Koppel Project, London, UK.

2013 . School of the Art Institute of Chicago Photography Catalog – Released Date: May 10th.

2011 . Review: ROMA  Cultura –  “One Click In The Name Of Love” – Group Exhibition – Naples (Italy) – Dated: February 19.

2010 .  Article: Express Tribune : T MAGAZINE Published article “My City in a New Light” Series – By Ayesha Saeed – Dated: 19th September.

2008 . Review: Daily Times Review on the Exhibition Transformation Exhibition-  By Saad Sarfaraz Sheikh – Dated: 28th April 2008.

Workshops/Courses:

2016

  • Elephants in the Room, Feminist Symposium programmed in partnership with Naomi Salaman, The Photographers’ Gallery, London,UK.
  • Introduction to Curating, Sotheby‘s Institute of Art, London,UK.
  • Histories of Photography: Invention, Transformation & Affirmation by Jelena Stojković, The Photographers’ Gallery, London,UK.
  • Alternative Processes | Chemigrams, Photofusion Photography Center, London,UK.
  • Virtual Image Making Workshop, TPG Geekender: Experimental Photo School by Nicholas O’Brien, The Photographers’ Gallery, London,UK.

2011 .  Magnum Photographers Professional Practice Seminar, London, UK.

2008 . Study Abroad – Graphic Design – Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London, UK .

Interests:

Traveling, Photography, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Communication Design and Glass Blowing.

Languages

Urdu , Punjabi , English , Sign Language (Combination of Various Regions)