Fahd Burki‘s practice is concerned with a vocabulary of symbols, forms and compositions that have, over the years, moved between non-representational and figurative. His work has evolved through subtle variations and reductions; moving towards greater abstraction, the new series of works mark a distinct shift in his practice.

Without predefined ideas, Burki’s creative process is intuitively marked with repetition, symmetry and intervals. The compositions are playfully crafted with lines, geometric forms, grids and blank spaces.

The new work brings together the Lahore-based artist’s explorations that evoke a sense of transience and permeability – the works tend to dwell between the personal and the mystical.

Burki graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2003 and received a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2010.

Over a span of 10 years, Burki has received immense recognition and appreciation for his intriguing works amongst the art community and was awarded with the John Jones Art on Paper Award at Art Dubai in 2013. He was also selected as one among 10 international artists to undertake a research based residency at the Edinburgh Printmakers in 2013 for their project, Below another sky, a collaborative programme developed by the Scottish Print Networks.

In 2014 a monograph of the artists work was published in association with Skira editore, Milan.

Fahd Burki, photo: Jean-Pierre Loubat
Fahd Burki
Lahore, 1981

Past Exhibitions

Fahd Burki: New Works

Grey Noise
16/05/2016 — 30/07/2016

Solo Shows

Fahd Burki, Grey Noise, Dubai

Fahd Burki, Compositions for Rest and Play, Gallery SKE – Bangalore, Bangalore

Fahd Burki, Carré d´art, Musée d´art contemporain de Nîmes, Nîmes
Yield, Grey Noise, Dubai

Fahd Burki, New Works, Grey Noise, Dubai

Group Shows

The importance of staying quiet, Yallay Gallery, Hong Kong

vac.u.um, Grey Noise, Dubai

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Lahore Country of birth: Pakistan Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: Lahore