Hamra Abbas  (Pakistani, 1976) 

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Hamra Abbas Biography
1976   Born in Kuwait
1996 - 1999   BFA (Sculpture), National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
1999 - 2002   Visiting faculty, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2000 - 2002   MA Visual Arts, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2002 - 2004   Mater student, Universität der Künste, Berlin
2004 - 2006   Lecturer at Universität der Künste, Berlin
2007   Private lecturer at National College of Arts, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  Lives and works in Islamabad and Berlin
Selected Exhibitions
2008   Buffaloes in Combat, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Toronto
2008   Art Hong Kong, Green Cardamom, Hong Kong
2008   Dubai Art Fair, Green Cardamom, Booth B52, Dubai
2008   In-Situ, Shake Before Use, ARTIUM de Alava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2008   Adventures of the Woman in Black, Green Cardamom, London (solo)
2008   New Works, NCA Gallery, Rawalpindi (solo)
2008   God Grows on Trees, Schultz Contemporary, Berlin (solo)
2008   God Grows on Trees, Zahoor-al-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore (solo)
2007   Not Only Possible But Also Necessary-Optimism In The Age Of Global War, 10th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (catalog)
2007   Urban Myths and Modern Fables, UTS Gallery, Sydney (catalog)
2007   Inaugural show, National Art Gallery, Islamabad (catalog)
2007   Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Thomas Erben, NYC
2007   Divination, B 22, Hamburg/Paris
2007   Politics of Fear, Albion gallery, London
2006   Dorothea Konwiarz Stiftung Galerie, Berlin (solo)
2006   Lessons on Love, Rohtas 2, Lahore (solo)
2006   Zones of Contact, 15th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney
2006   Beyond the Page, Asia House, London and Manchester Art Gallery
2006   Open day, Vasl International Artists Workshop, Gadani
2005   Zeitsprünge Raumfolgen, ifa Galerie, Berlin, Stuttgart
2005   Full House, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Schöppingen
2005   Meisterschueler Prize Winners of UdK, Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin
2005   Bueno Ensemble, ARC Gallery, Chicago
2005   Mind Wrestlers, Parsons Paris School of Design, Paris
2005   KOVIDEO 1st Durban Video Festival, Mumbai
2005   13 Boxes, Goliath Art Space, Brooklyn, New York
2005   I can’t really explain what it’s like where I live, but someday I’ll take you there, The Phatory, New York (solo)
2005   Men in White, Vermont Studio Center, USA (solo)
2005   Beyond Borders, Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai
2004   Art from Pakistan, Houses of Parliament, London
2004   Meisterschueler Prize Exhibition, Universitaet der Kuenste (UdK) Berlin, Berlin
2004   Aarpaar 3, Lahore | Karachi | Mumbai
2004   Miniature from Pakistan, Fukuoka Museum of Asian Art, Fukuoka
2004   Open Studios, Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
2004   8th Symposium Junge Kunst, Guetersloh
2004   FreiRäume, A Project by FreiStil e.V., Berlin
2004   Love It or Leave It, 5th Cetinje Biennial, Cetinje
2004   Creative Insecurity, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
2004   Meisterschueler Exhibition, Universitaet der Kuenste (UdK) Berlin
2004   Along the X-Axis: Digital Art From India and Pakistan, New Delhi
2004   Playing with a Loaded Gun, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
2003   Junger Westen 2003, Kunsthalle Rechlinghausen, Rechlinghausen
2003   EyeTwisters, Houston Community College, Northline Gallery, Houston, TX
2003   Peace with India, Neher Kinarey, Lahore
2003   Miniatures Pakistanaises, Maison d’Art Contemporain Chaillioux, Paris | K3 - Project Space, Zurich
2003   Contemporary Miniature from India/Pakistan, Fine Art Resource Gallery, Berlin
2003   Cultural Juxtaposition, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
2002   Art and Ashes, Gallery NCA, Lahore (solo)
2002   Interrogating Diversity, Betty Rymer Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2002   Digital Visions, Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA
2002   Hamra Abbas and Nosheen Saeed, sCanvas Art Gallery, Karachi
2002   Painting Over the Lines: Five Contemporary Artists from Pakistan, Indo Center, New York City, NY |
2002   York Quay Gallery, Toronto
2002   Around Miniatures, Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi
2002   The Takhti Exhibition, Gallery Sadequain, Karachi
2002   Ray of Hope, Gallery NCA, Lahore
2001   More Smoke Than Fire, Gallery NCA, Lahore (solo)
2001   One Just Right for You, NCA, Lahore (solo)
1999   Embodied Meaning, NCA, Lahore (solo)