Imran Qureshi

Imran Qureshi
Imran Qureshi (b. 1972, Hyderabad, Pakistan) lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. He reclaims the regionally rooted discipline of miniature painting that flourished in the Mughal courts of the late sixteenth century, and transports it to the present day. His work constitutes a unique synthesis of traditional motifs and techniques with current issues and the formal language of contemporary abstract painting. Renown for his site-specific installations, he develops an aesthetic that integrates contemporary themes with the motifs and techniques of traditional miniature painting. Leaves and nature represent the idea of life, whilst the colour red (that appears at first glance like real blood) represents death.  The red reminds Qureshi of the situation today in his country, Pakistan, and the world, where violence is almost a daily occurrence.  “But somehow, people still have hope,” Qureshi says “hence the flowers that emerge from the red paint in my work represent the hope that—despite everything—the people sustain somehow, their hope for a better future.”  He works elegantly across the medium of miniature painting, abstract painting as well as large installations, works on paper, as well as video. 
Site-specific installation range internationally from the Sharjah Biennale in 2011, the inaugural exhibition of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto titled Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan in 2014, The God of Small Things at the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum in Michigan and The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2013. He participated in the Venice Biennale in the main show: The Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni in 2013. During the winter 2014/15 Ikon Gallery in Birmingham presented a solo exhibition by Imran Qureshi, Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013. In the summer of 2016 in Cornwall, Qureshi’s most ambitious UK exhibition to date takes place.
Imran Qureshi is represented in the permanent collections of major institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Asia Society Hong Kong, Asia Arts Game Changer Awards, 2019

US Department of State International Medal of Arts, 2017

ArtNow Lifetime Achievement Award, Pakistan

Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year

Solo exhibitions


THE SEEMING ENDLESS PATH OF MEMORY, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France 


By the People, Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC, USA


And That Is How We Loved This Too - This Land, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


The Sceeming Endless Path Of Memory, Museo Civico, San Gimignano, Sienna, Italy

Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn; The Exchange, Penzance and Truro Cathedral, Cornwall

Garden Within a Garden, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

Where the Shadows are So Deep, Barbican, London, UK

Idea of Landscape, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark


Idea of Landscape, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Imran Qureshi, Ikonn Gallery, Birmingham, UK


Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013: Imran Qureshi, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Imran Qureshi: The God of Small Things, Eli and Edyth Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

Midnight Garden, Gandhara Art, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong

All Time Would be Perpetual Spring, Art on the Underground commission, Transport for London, London, UK

Salsali Private Museum, Dubai


The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi’s Miniature Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Artist of the Year, Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle, Berlin, Germany

Museo d''Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Rome, Italy

Salsali Private Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

And They Still Seek The Traces Of Blood..., Zahoor Al Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan


All Are The Colour of My Heart, Chawkandi Art, Karachi, Pakistan

All Are The Colour of My Heart, Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan

Pao Gallery, Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong


Encounters: Imran Qureshi, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK

Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan


Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India


Corvi-Mora, London, UK


Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan


Rohtas Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan


Alliance Française Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

Group exhibitions


Miniature 2.0, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

Christian Louboutin : l'Exhibition(niste), Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris, France 

The Brent Bienniale, Ealing Road Library, London, England


Imran Qureshi and Tomoaki Suzuki, Corvi-Mora, London, UK

Vergessene Aufklärungen, HALLE 14, Leipzig, Germany


Lahore Biennale 01, Lahore, Pakistan 

International Exhibition of Contempary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Imran Qureshi, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi Art 2018 Beyond, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Lahore Biennale 01, Lahore, Pakistan


Two Wings To Fly. Not One, Pakistan National Council of the Arts, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan


Other States, Other Lives, Other Souls, Corvi-Mora, London, UK

This Night-Bitten-Dawn, Devi Art Foundation in collaboration with the Gurjal Foundation, New Dehli, India


The Great Game, Iranian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy

Imran Qureshi & Aisha Khalid, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

Minor Heroism, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul , Turkey

Framing Fraktur Word & Image: Contemporary Artists Connect to Fraktur, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadlphia, USA


Eurasia. A view on painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France

Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada

Fields of Vision, Yorkshire Festival 2014, Yorkshire, UK

Don’t you know who I am?, M HKA, The Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, USA

Asia Triennial Manchester 2014, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester

Nuit Blanche, 10 Place du Panthéon, Paris


Extra | ordinary: 37 do-it-yourself art ideas for free, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

In Cloud Country: Abstracting From Nature - From John Constable to Rachel Whiteread, Harewood House, Yorkshire, UK


Expanded Drawing, Casal Solleric, Palma, Spain

No Borders, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (in paternership with Arnolfini), Bristol, UK

Sub-Topical Heat: New Art From South Asia, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

18th Biennale of Sydney: All our relations, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, Australia


Painting Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA

Signature Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore

Sharjah Biennial 10: Plot For A Biennial, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Old Intersections – Make It New, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Political Patterns – Ornament im Wandel, ifa-Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Intimate Pictures, Pakistani Contemporary Miniatures, Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Tokyo, Japan

And Nothing But the Truth: The Problem of Parrhesia, IVS Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

They Said it Was Love...., Lakeeren Art Gallery, Mumbai, India


Mazaar Bazaar, Zahoor ul Akhlaq Gallery, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, USA

Corvi-Mora, London, UK


Mashq - Repetition Meditation Mediation, Green Cardamom, London, UK

East–West Divan: Contemporary Art from Afghanistan, Iran & Pakistan, La Scuola Grande della Misericordia, Venice, Italy

Hanging Fire, Asia Society, New York, USA

Outside In: Alternative Narratives In Contemporary Art, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Die Macht Des Ornaments, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria


Living Traditions, Queen’s Palace, Bagh-e-babur, Kabul

100 Years, 100 Artists, 100 Works of Art, London Underground, UK


Friends of Rohtas, Rohtas 2, Lahore, Pakistan

Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Foyle Gallery, MAC Arts, Birmingham, UK

Portraits and Vortexes, The Experimental Gallery, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China

Corvi-Mora, London, UK


Beyond the Page: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Asia House, London, UK

I love my country but I think we should start seeing other people, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Belief, Singapore Biennale, Singapore


Karkhana-A contemporary Collaboration, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA

Miniatures Contemporaines Du Pakistan, La Halle Villefranche De Rouergue, France

One to One, Alhamra Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan

Re-inventing Narratives, La Galerie Mohamed el Fassi, Morocco

Beyond Borders - Art from Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, India

A Gathering of Seasons, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, India

Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi


Contemporary Miniature Paintings from Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

Expander, Royal Academy of Arts, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, UK

Playing with a Loaded Gun, Museum Fridericianum Kassel, Kassel, Germany

The Drawn Page, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA

Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan


Karkhana, Touchstones Art Gallery, Rochdale, UK

Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, K3 - Project Space, Zürich, Switzerland

Playing with a Loaded Gun : Contemporary Art in Pakistan, apexart, New York, USA

The American Effect, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Miniatures Pakistanaises, Maison d''Art Contemporain Chaillioux, Fresnes, France

New Work, Corvi-Mora, London, UK

Negotiating Borders, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contemporary Miniatures from Pakistan, K3 - Project Space, Zürich


The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Threads, Dreams, Desires, Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, UK

Around the Miniature, Canvas Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan


Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Manoeuvering Miniatures, IIC Gallery, New Delhi, India

Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

In Conversation, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, India

Corvi-Mora, London, UK

Admit One Gallery, New York, USA


Alliance Française, Singapore

"Pakistan Another Vision", Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK; Center of Contemporary Art, Glasgow, UK; Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield, UK; Brunei Gallery, London

Canvas Art Gallery, Karachi

Didrichsen Art Museum, Kuusisaari, Finland

Sim Sim Art Gallery, Lahore (with Farida Batool)


Notices Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

Third Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia

Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan


National Art Gallery, Malaysia, Malaysia


Lionel Wiendt Art Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka

8th Asian Art Biennale, Shilpkala Academy, Bangladesh

Draped & Shaped, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK

Off-Set Portfolio Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan

Gallery NCA, Lahore, Pakistan



Mikaela Lefrak, “The National Cathedral Is Covered in Blue Paint. What’s Going on?, June 19

Adele Chapin, “The Washington National Cathedral is the canvas for a very blue art installation”, Curbed Washington DC, June 19

“Lahore Biennale 01: Shehr-o-Funn to begin on Sunday”, Daily Times, March 16

B. N. Goswamy, “Canvas of separation, prose of pain”, The Tribune, April 29


Quddus Mirza, “A retrospective of sorts” The News on Sunday, April 30

Anne Maniglier, “One artist, One studio”, Happening, April 14

Bernhard Flieher, “Aus Gewalt wachsen Blumen”, Salzburger Nachrichten Julius Alam, “How artist Imran Qureshi transforms pain into pleasure”, Herald, April 25

Suljuk Mustansar Tarar, “Imran Qureshi is Red”, The Friday Times, February 3 “Imran Qureshi becomes first Pakistani artist to be honoured by US State Department”, The Express Tribune, January 18

Hamza Rao, “Imran Qureshi becomes first Pakistani artist to be honored with a Medal of Arts Award by the US Department of State”, Daily Pakistan Global, January 18

“Artist to watch in 2017”, Art and Only, January 17

“Artist honoured”, Dawn, January 16


Ambika Rajgopal, "Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep",, April 25

Sabine Casparie, “Beauty and Violence: Art from Pakistan”,, March 24

Samar F. Zia, “Art Review: 'Where the Shadows are so Deep' by Imran Qureshi”,, March 09

Zahra Khan, “Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep”,, March 6

Fareda Khan, “Where do these crimson trails lead us”,, March 6

“Review: Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep”,, March 5

Zahra Khan, “Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep”,, March 2

Gareth Harris, “Imran Qureshi’s minatures take over London’s Barbican – and a park in Bradford”,, February 29

Martina Melli, "Review: Imran Qureshi's Minature Paintings at the Barbican",, February 24

David Shariatmadari, "'Violence is all around me': Imran Qureshi on his disturbing miniatures", The Guardian G2, pp.16-17, February 18

Matthew Pronchick, "Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep at the Barbican Centre",, February 18

2015 Virginia Whiles, "Of similarites and differences", Dawn, p.10, December 6

Violaine Boutet de Monvel, "Imran Qureshi Idea of Landscape", Art Review, p.111, December

Franck Barthelemy, “Imran Qureshi- de sang et d’or - un Pakistanais a Paris”,, October 26

Monica Arora, “50 Shades of Red”,, May 25

Sneha Bhura, "Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid: My name is Red",, May 15

Sonam Gupta, "Code red",, April 25

Roger Atwood, “Imran Qureshi at IKON Gallery”, Art News, p.94, February

Aisha Farooq, “Imran Qureshi – A Gifted Pakistani Artist”,, January 18


Becca Harris, “Imran Qureshi: Synthesizing Traditional Motifs With Current World Issues,, December 2

Robert Clarke, “Howard Hodgkin, Imran Qureshi, William Blake: This week’s new exhibitions”,, November 29

Graham Young, “Imran Qureshi at Ikon Gallery”,, November 25

Laura Cumming, “The might be blood”, The Observer, p.29, November 23

“Ikon Presents Exhibition Imran Qureshi Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year”,, November 14

“God of small things", Apollo Magazine, pp.49-50, November

“In Conversation with Pakistan’s Genius Artist: Imran Qureshi”,, September 23

Murray Whyte, "Aga Khan Museum to open Sept .18", The Toronto Star, September 8

Kelly Crow, "The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove",, September 4

“Nuit Blance 2014 – Selected Works”,, September

“Grand Depart art project unveiled in Calderdale”, Halix Courier, July 5

Martin Shaw, “Giant artworks by Imran Qureshi installed at Ripponden”, The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, July 3

Anna Russell, “Dark Beauty In Works of Bloody Red”,, May 16

Lisa Pollman, “Turning tradition on its head”,, May 16

Unni K. Nair, “An Interview with Imran Qureshi”, Literati, February 27

Danna Lorch, “Imran Qureshi and Perylene Maroon”, Danna Writes (blog), February 27

“Interview: Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid”, Time Out Hong Kong, February 19 "5 things to do today in Dubai", Time Out Dubai, February 11

“Imran Qureshi’s art installation in Dubai is effectively drawing blood”,, February 11

Anna Seaman, “Imran Qureshi at Salsali Private Museum”, The National (blog), February 11

Anna Seaman, “Imran Qureshi’s new exhibition in Dubai is effectively drawing blood”, The National, February 14

Jennifer Higgie, “8 Painters on Painting”, Frieze, No.160, January/February, pp.95-97

“How the city’s Ikon Gallery has become an icon”, Birmingham Post, February 7 “Le Quotazioni Dell’Arte Contemporanea Pakistana”, Plus24: Il Sole 24 Ore, February 1, N.598, p.15

“Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid at Pao Galleries”, Hong Kong Tatler, January 27


“Imran Qureshi Designs Pocket Tube Map for 150 London Underground Anniversary”, artlyst, December 19

Ashitha Nagesh, “Pakistani Artist Inspired by Underground Life for London Tube Map”, Blouin Artinfo, December 19
“London awaits spring with new pocket tube map”,, December 19

“London awaits spring with new pocket tube map”,, December 19

“The Asia Conversations: Imran Qureshi with Simone Krug”, Web specials, Kaleidoscope, December

Juliet Art Magazine, n.165, December 2013 – January 2014 (cover only)

Alia Chughtai, “Drone art: Death on a canvas”, Aljazeera, November 25

Gabriele Girolamini, “Imran Qureshi: Bloodflowers”, Drome Magazine, September 30

Tiziana Fabi, “Qureshi brings blood-themed art to Rome”, Newsweek Pakistan, September 24

“Flowers of blood in Imran Qureshi’s Rome exhibition”, The Express Tribune Pakistan, September 24

Nicoletta Castagni, “Mostre: Imran Qureshi, tra miniature e dripping di sangue. Dal 25 settembre al Marco di Roma”, L’Huffington Post, September 24

“Imran Qureshi, tradizione e modernita al MACRO”, La Stampa, September 23

Carlo Alberto Bucci, “Imran Qureshi: Il mondo in una miniature dal sangue nascono I fiori”, La Repubblica, September 22

Gabriele Simongini, “Gli opposti si attraggono nelle miniature di Qureshi”, Il Tempo Roma, September 22

Edoardo Sassi, “Moghul, sangue, miniature, gesto: l’arte di Imran Qureshi”, Corriere Della Sera Roma, September 21

Moon Sun-a, “Shoots of Hope in Despair”, Public Art, September, pp. 84-90 Atteqa Ali, “In a League of his Own”, Libas International, Volume 26, Issue 3, September/October/November, pp. 278-281

Andreas Toelke, “Blut and Blueten”, Artinvestor, August 15

Tania Bhattacharya, “Pakistani artist makes New Yorkers see red”, gulfnews, August 14

Sherazam Tiwana, “True Grit: Imran Qureshi’s brush with global celebrity”, Newsweek Pakistan, August 9 & 16, pp. 54-55

Kolja Reichert, “Zeige Deine Wunde”, Die Welt, August 3

“The Roof Garden Commission”, NYC Art Scene (blog), July 27

“Imran Qureshi”, arttattler (blog), July 25

Olaf Labane, “Zwischen Tradition une Moderne”, HUch, July 23

Ingeborg Ruthe, “Alles fuer die Hoffnung”, Berliner Zeitung, July 23 “I Like Mondays Unter den Linden”, Berliner Morgenpost, July 22

Cedar Pasori and Leigh Silver, “The Most Important Artists of 2013 (so far)”, Complex, July 11

Lili Rosboch, “Murderous Mob Inspires Pakistani Artist’s Red Met Rooftop”, Bloomberg, July 3

Mary Di Lucia, “Roses in Bloom, Blood, and Gore on the Rooftop of the Met”, Turn On Art / Ivory Press, July/August

Faiza Virani, “Imran Qureshi”, Herald, July, pp.73-75

Bansie Vasvani, “Raining Blood: Imran Qureshi’s Regenerative Rooftop Art at the Metropolitan Museum”, The Culture Trip, June

“Curator’s Talk Unter den Linden”, Berliner Morgenpost, June 27

“Imran Qureshi”, Live Berlin (Berliner Morgenpost), June 27

“United States/New York: The Metropolitan Roof Garden”, Modemonline, June 25

“Rencontre avec l'artiste contemporain pakistanais Imran Qureshi” in “Metropolis”,, June 22, 14:34
Linde Rohr-Bongard, “Schoenheit und Gewalt”, Manager Magazine, June 21

“The MET Roof Garden: Imran Qureshi”, Flash Art, June 19

Sehba Mohammad, “Neo-Miniaturist Imran Qureshi on his rooftop painting for the Met”, Blouin Artinfo, June 18

“Tradition and Regeneration: Imran Qureshi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – picture feast”, Art Radar Asia, June 14

Leoni Jessica Hof, “Die Kraft der Kunst”, Bolero, June 14

“50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists, Part 2”, Blouin Artinfo, June 13 “Hoffnungskeime, die aus Blut erbluehen” Kunst Magazin, June 11

“Field Trip: Venice Biennale, Giardini”, artasiapacific (Blog), June 5

Nav Haq, “Pedagogy as Practice in Lahore”, Afterall, June 4

Roderick Conway Morris, “Serendipity Spices a Surprising Venice Biennale”, The New York Times, June 3

Amna Iqbal, “Art at its peak: Don’t Look Down”, The Express Tribune, June 2 Carol Vogel, “Ripples of Rumination”, The New York Times, June 2

Sarah Khan, “Spurensuche in Lahore”, Weltkunst, May, pp.51-57

Cathryn Collins, “Qureshi at the Met”, Departures, May, p. 169

Isabelle Spicer, “Imran Qureshi à la Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle”, Le Journal des Arts, May 24-June 6

Nafisa Rizvi, “There will be blood”, The Friday Times, Vol. XXV, No. 15, May 24-30 “Roof Garden Installation by Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi opens at Metropolitan Museum”,, May 28

“Imran Qureshi: The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through November 3, 2013”, art observed, May 28

“Azotea del MET se baña de sangre con obra de Imran Qureshi”, el Nuevo Herald, May 28

Bisma Tirmizi, “Night at the Museum with Imran Qureshi”,, May 27

Ken Johnson, “Savagery, Mulled in Air Precincts”, The New York Times, May 16 “Artist on top”, Newsweek Pakistan, May 26

Andrew Lasane, “Imran Qureshi Paints the Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Blood Red”, Complex, May 24

“Imran Qureshi”, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, May/June
Martina Albertazzi, “New York, l’opera di Imran Qureshi al Metropolitan Museum: macchie di vernice color sangue sul tetto del museo”, L’Huffington Post, May 20

“Metropolitan of Art Museum rooftop: Imran Qureshi opens exhibit”, Newsday, May 18

Burkhard Meier-Grolman, “Blutspritzer auf Blattgold”, Schwaebische Post, May 18

Burkhard Meier-Grolman, “Blutspritzer auf Blattgold”, Suedwest Presse, May 18

Jan Dalley, “ Common ground in a divided world”, Financial Times, May 17

“Roof Garden Installation by Imran Qureshi at Metropolitan Museum”, Islamic Arts Magazine, May 17

Robin Cembalest, “Let It Bleed: The Frightening Scene on the Met’s Roof”, ARTnews, May 16

“Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle: Imran Qureshi, Kuenstler des Jahres”, Berlin Programm, May 16
Seda Nigbolu, “Imran Qureshi”, Zitty Berlin, May 15

“Imran Qureshi’s installation at the rooftop garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art”, May 15

“The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi”, Time Out new York, May 15 Nancy Lazarus, “Metropolitan Museum Unveils Imran Qureshi’s Roof Garden Installation”, UnBeige, May 15

“At the Met, Pakistani Artist’s Rooftop Installation”, Newsweek Pakistan, May 14 “New York. Il giardino rosso sangue nell’arte di Qureshi”, la, May 14

“Multimedia: Artist Imran Qureshi Creates Dialogue in Site-Specific Installations”, Asia Society, May 14

“Imran Qureshi opens exhibit at Metropolitan Museum of Art”, Newsday, May 13 Andrea Hilgenstock, “Frankenberger Allgemeine, May 15

“Roof Garden Installation by Imran Qureshi to open at Met Museum”, BWW News Desk, May 10

Carol Vogel, “At Met, Park Views Big and Small”, The New York Times, May 10 Christian Herchenroeder, “Kunst wird zum politischen Kommentar”, Handelsblatt, May 3

“Seismograf fuer gesellschaftliche Veraenderungen”, Zeitkunst, May 3

“Art and exhibitions: Imran Qureshi”, Berlin&I, May 1

“Ausstellung: Imran Qureshi”, Der Tagesspiegel, April 27

Sarah Khan, “Spurensuche in Lahore”, Weltkunst (Handelsblatt), April 25 “Deutsche Bank eroeffnet neue Kunsthalle in Berlin”, RB Reise-Blitz, April 25 “Imran Qureshi”, Monopol, April 24

Ingeborg Ruthe, “Zaertliches Blutbad”, Frankfurter Rundschau, April 24

“Kunsthalle der Deutschen Bank eroefnet mit Imran Qureshi”, Focus Online, April 22

Weltkunst, April 22

“Deutsche Bank startet Kunsthalle mit Imran Qureshi”, Stuttgarter Nachrichten, April 22

Brigitte Werneburg, “Grosse Versprechen”,, April 21

Brigitte Werneburg, “Die Tate Modern in Berlin”, taz, April 21

Barbara Wiegand, “Blutrote Blueten als Zeichnen der Hoffnung”, rbb online, April 20

“Kunsthalle der Deutschen Bank eroeffnet”, Neues Deutschland, April 19 Gabriela Walde, “Kunsthalle eroeffnet offiziell mit Werken von Imran Qureshi”, Berliner Morgenpost, April 18

“Knopfnoten”, Berliner Morgenpost, April 18

“Austellung: Imran Qureshi Unter den Linden”, Berliner Morgenpost, April 18 Ingeborg Ruthe, “Zaertliches Blutbad”, Berliner Zeitung, April 18

“Seine Bilder eroeffnen die neue Kunsthalle”, BZ, April 18

“Neue Kunsthalle oeffnet”, Fehmarnsches Tageblatt, April 18

“Neue Kunsthalle oeffnet”, Rotenburger Kreiszeitung, April 18

“Neue Kunsthalle Berlin oeffnet mit Imran Qureshi”, WZ Westdeutsche Zeitung, April 18

“Die neue Wunderkammer”, Die Welt Kompakt, April 18

“Kunsthalle eroeffnet heute”, TLZ Thueringische Landeszeitung, April 18

“Kunsthalle eroeffnet Unter den Linden”, GN Grafschafter Nachrichten, April 18

“Kunsthalle eroeffnet Unter den Linden”, Neue OZ Osnabruecker Zeitung, April 18

“Kunsthalle eroeffnet Unter den Linden”, RZ Rheiderland, April 18

“Neue Kunsthalle oeffnet”, Kreiszeitung, April 18

Anna Patazcek, “Die Farbe des Terrors”, Der Tagesspiegel, April 17

Birgit Sonna, “Wenn Rosetten aus Blutfarbe Aufbluehen”, art Das Kunstmagazin, April 17

“Tagestipps”, Zitty Berlin, April 17

David D’Arcy, “Pakistani’s Imran Qureshi is Deutsche Bank KunstHalle’s Artist of the Year”, The National, April 16

“Artist of the Year: Imran Qureshi”, Hello Pakistan, Issue 13, April, pp. 192-193 A

ndrea Hilgenstock, “Die Deutsche Bank KunstHalle eroeffnet”, tip berlin, April 12

Seda Nigbolu, “Imran Qureshi”, Zitty Berlin, April 11

“Imran Qureshi”, Zitty Berlin, April 10

“Austellungen”, Weltkunst, April 9

Dorothee Baer-Bogenschutz,”Malerische Miniaturen”, Kunstzeitung, April 3 “Imran Qureshi Invited to Undertake Roof Garden Commission at Metropolitan Museum”, Saffronart Blog, April 2

Suhair Khan and Zahra Khan, “Pakistan: Modernizing Miniature Painting”, Global Citizen, March/April, pp. 50-53

Kolja Reichert, “Gewalt, Schoenheit und Hoffnung”, Art Mag by Deutsche Bank, April, pp.12-21

Kirstin Mueller-Wenzel, “Out of Blood We find Beauty”, artcollector, No.12, April, pp.86-91

“Kuenstler des Jahres stellt aus”, Bild Berlin-Brandenburg, March 25

“Erste Ausstellung in der db-Kunsthalle”, BZ, March 25

Patricia Trutescu, “The Met Welcomes Pakistani Artist Imran Qureshi to Roof Garden Commission”, CaribNews, March 11

“Imran Qureshi to paint atop Metropolitan Museum’s roof garden”, The Nation, March 10

“Pakistani artist to create installation for New York museum”, The Express Tribune, March 8

Carol Vogel, “Inside Art”, The New York Times, March 8

Carol Vogel, “A Wave of Public Art for New York City”,, March 7 “Committed to the Present: Shoots of Hope”, Brownbook, March 1

Carol Kino, “The Sheikha’s Biennial”, Harper’s Bazaar, March, p. 320

“Plattform fuer junge Talente”, Die Bank, February 23

“Guggenheim ade”, Berliner Morgenpost, February 16

Sadaf Ahmed, “National College of Arts celebrates Imran Qureshi as the Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year 2013”,, February 21

“NCA holds event for Imran Qureshi”, The Express Tribune, February 20

Lucy Rees, “Imran Qureshi: Traditional, Abstract and Site-Specific”, Flash Art, January/February, pp.66-68

“Das ist ein knallharter Markt”, Tagesspiegel Berlin maximal, January 26 “Notwendige Modernitaet”, Neues Deutschland Berlin, January 11

“Guggenheim Ade”,Weltkunst, January 3


Geeta Alvares Meneses, “London Calling: Around Town During Frieze Week”, Libas International, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp.198-204

“Imran Qureshi”, YVI Magazine, Issue 7, December, pp.16-21

“Diplo-media: Old meets new: extremes of art under the microscope”, The Express Tribune, December 8
“Imran Qureshi”,, November

“Kunstraum in Berlin”, Focus, November 19

“Imran Qureshi: Pakistani artist Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2013”,, November 16

“Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi named Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year 2013”,, November 16

Momina Sibtain, “Imran Qureshi named artist of the year for 2013”,

The Express Tribune, “Guggenheim heist jetzt Kunsthalle”, Die Welt, November 16

“Pakistani Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the year 2013”,, November 15

Fawad Khan, “Deutsche Bank’s ‘Artist of the Year’ 2013 – Imran Qureshi”,, November 15

Fakir Syed Iqtidaruddin, “Deutsche Bank names Imran Qureshi ‘Artist of the Year 2013’”,, November 15

“Pakistani artist picked by Deutsche Bank as their artist of the year”,, November 15

Ruthieal Kalm, “Pakistani artist picked by Deutsche Bank as their artist of the year”,, November 15

“Pakistani artist picked by Deutsche Bank as their artist of the year”, The Express Tribune with the International Herald Tribune (, November 15

“Das Deutsche Guggenheim verabschiedet sich aus Berlin”, Berliner Morgenpost, November 15

Guggenheims Abschied mit Impressionisten”, Berliner Zeitung, November 15 “Bank macht Kunst”, Hersfelder Zeitung, November 15

“Bank macht Kunst”, HNA Hessische Allgemeine, November 15

“Guggenheim Berlin wird Kunst-Halle Deutsche Bank”, Kreiszeitung Boeblinger Bote, November 14

“Kunst ohne Guggenheim”, Neues Deutschland, November 14

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle”, Stuttgartter Zeitung, November 14

“Die Welt, kleiner”, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, November 14

“Unterm Streich”, Taz, November 14

“Scheidung in Farbe”, Der Tagesspiegel, November 14

“Geldinstitut will in Berlin kuenftig allein Kunst zeigen”, Augsburger Allgemeine, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle”, Badische Neueste Nachrichten, November 13

Guggenheim geht Deutsche Bank bleibt mit Kunsthalle”, Berliner Morgenpost, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle ohne Guggenheim”, Berliner Zeitung, November 13

“Kunsthalle jetzt ohne Guggenheim”, Bild Berlin-Brandenburg, November 13 “Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle”, B.Z., November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet in Berlin eine eigene Kunsthalle”, Der Tagesspiegel, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle in Berlin”, Die Welt, November 13 “Deutsche Bank eroeffnet eingene Kunsthalle”, Esslinger Zeitung, November 13 “

Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle in Berlin”, Frankfurter Neue Presse, November 13

“Deutsche Bank mit Kunsthalle”, Kreiszeitung, November 13

“Deutsche Bank steigt aus”, Mannheimer Morgen, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet eingene Kunsthalle”, Neue Westfaelische, November 13

“Kunsthalle ohne Guggenheim”, Offenbach Post, November 13

“Deutsche Bank will Kunsthalle eroeffnen”, Rheinische Post, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet Berliner Kunsthalle”, Saechsische Zeitung, November 13

“Deutsche Bank eroeffnet eigene Kunsthalle”,Suedkurier, November 13

“Bank eroeffnet Kunsthalle”,Suedwest Presse, November 13

Alexander Forbes, “Deutsche Guggenheim to Become a New Kunsthalle for Berlin”,, November 13

Tom Burroughes, “Art-Loving Deutsche Bank To Open New Gallery In Berlin”,, November 13

“Imran Qureshi named Deutsche Bank’s ‘Artist of the Year’’ 2013”,, November 13

Manjari Sihare, “Imran Qureshi is Deutsche Bank’s ‘Artist of the Year 2013’”,, November 13
Oliver Koerner von Gustorf, “Violence, Beauty, Hope: Imran Qureshi is Deutsche Bank’s
“Artist of the Year’ 2013”,, November 12

“Deutsche Bank Art”,, November 12

“Imran Qureshi”, Deutsche + Guggenheim Magazine, Issue 21, Winter 2012, p.31 Sayantan Mukhopadhyay, “The Art of Imran Qureshi”,, November 8

“Artists’ Artists”, Frieze Masters, Issue 1, October, p.88

Rhana Devonport, “Travel”, Urbis Magazine, Issue 70, October, p.106

Salwat Ali, “Foreign Palette: Challenges of Negotiating Space”,, July 15

“Imran Qureshi”,, June 17

Kedar Vishwanathan, “Imran Qureshi: Small Incursions”, artasiapacific, July Andrew Taylor, “Bright Sparks Converge”, The Sydney Morning Herald (, June 10

S Robinson, “Realms of Intimacy: An Ancient Painting Method in Contemporary Society”,, January 6


Lauren Pax, “Mini Metaphors”, Cincinnati, December, p.36

Maria Seda-Reeder, “Epic Miniatures: Contemporary Pakistani Miniaturist Techniques”,, October 15

Kathy Schwartz, “Intimate Visions: CAC Exhibition Uses Beauty to Discuss Difficult Issues”,, September 20

Moni Mohsin, “Beyond Bombs and Beards”, The Times of India; The Crest Edition, September 17, pp.4-7

Fareeha Rafique, “Visually There Are a Lot of Differences in Our Work”, Encore, The News International, August 7

Nicolas Trembley, “The Land of My Love”, Numéro, Issue 124, pp.32-35 Muhammad Yusuf, “Courtyard of Catharsis”, The Gulf Today, 5 May

“Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi Wins Sharjah Prize”,, 21 April Niilofur Farrukh, “Unsung Heroes of Art”,, April 17

Vinita Bharadwaj, “At Sharjah Biennial, Interpretation of a Region Defined by Rebellion”, The New York Times, March 9

“What Not to Miss at Sharjah Biennial 10”, Art in the, March 16

“Foment of the moment: Even At Art Fairs Democracy Is Hard To Sweep Under The Carpet”, The Economist, March 24

Anna Seaman, “Sharjah Art Fair Gains More Admirers”, The, March 17

Shamim Akhter, “Radical in Different Ways”, Pakistan Art Review, March


“Breath of Violence”, The Economist, December 16

Mustafa Naqvi, “The Oppressor and the Oppressed Become One”, Pakistan Today, November 8

Virginia Whiles, "Iftikar Dadi, Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid", Art Monthly, September, pp.37-38

“Reading their art”, The Sunday Times Sri Lanka, August 15

John Lancaster, “Pakistan’s Heartland Under Threat”, National Geographic, July Atteqa Ali, “Art of the Book”, The News on Sunday (Encore), May 16

Colin Perry, “Aisha Khalid & Imran Qureshi”,, March 25

Karen Wada, “Past Patterns Repeated in 'Beyond the Page' at Pacific Asia Museum”, LA Times, February 14


Nirupma Subramanian, “Minatures Get A ‘Neo’ Tag”, The, November 28

Randy Kennedy, “Contradiction Remains Vital to Pakistan and Its Art”, New York, September 2

Koon Yee-wan, “The Doors Not Taken”, Muse, Issue 30, July, pp.101-104

Mike Watson, “The New West”, Artapartofculture, July 1

“Miniature on the Underground”, Nukta Art, Volume 4, p.10

Atteqa Ali, “Talking About Miniature Painting in Pakistan Today”, Nukta Art, Volume 4, pp.16-17

Louis Werner, “Reinventing the Miniature Painting”, Saudi Aramco World, July/August, Volume 60, No. 4

Georgina Adams, “Trading Places”, Financial Times, June 6, p.2

Schezee Zaidi, “Contemporary Artworks on Display”, The News (Pakistan), February 8

Mahtab Bashir, “Living Traditions: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran Put Under Microscope”, Daily Times (Pakistan), February 9

Schezee Zaidi, “NAG to host Pak-Afghan-Iran Art Exhibition”, The News (Pakistan), February 5

Mahtab Bashir, “Living Traditionsʼ Of The Region Go on Display at NAG”, Daily Times, (Pakistan), February 8


Aryn Baker, “Living Traditions Exhibit Explores Art in War-torn Afghanistan”, Time, October 17

Aunohita Mojumdar, “Afghanistan”, Three-Nation, October 31


Amra Ali, “Neo Miniatures”, Dawn Gallery, December 15, p.6

Theresa Thompson, “Imran Qureshi”, The Oxford Times, November 16 Murtaza Vali, “Pakistan Goes Global”, ArtAsiaPacific, Issue 56, November/December

“Indian Moguls inspire artists”, Oxford Star, November 16

“Pupils inspired to deface school”, The Oxford Times, November 9, p.1

Fran Bardsley, “Wonderwall”, Oxford Mail, November 9, p.15

Kevin Kwong, “Taken as red”, South China Morning Post, October 30, p. C8 “Imran Qureshi”, Reading Evening Post, October 25

Jeremy Smith, “Indian Art”, Oxford Mail, October 12

“Exhibitions”, The Guardian Guide, October 6-12, p.37

“Pupils try hand at miniature art”, Oxford Mail, October 4, p.8

Joseph Goldstein, "Heart Touchin Heart", Tricycle, Winter, p.13

Ron Moreau, "Surprised General?", Newsweek, p.52

Christy Lange, "1st Singapore Biennial", Frieze, January-February, p.158-161


Emmanuel Cooper, "Beyond the page", Time Out Online, Oct 2

Amra Ali, "Aisha Khalid & Imran Qureshi at Chawkandi Art", Nukta Art, One, pp.16-17

Zainab Khar, "Small is beautiful", Good Times, October 1-15, pp.35-41

Shabnam Syed Khan, "The Bigger Picture", Friday Times, January 6-12, p.26 Fisun Güner, "Beyond the Page", Metro, September 1st, p.28


Atteqa Ali, "The Creative Duo", The Nation, December 18, p.33

Aasim Akhtar, "Soul-prints on Wasli", Libas International, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp.122-126

Salwat Ali, "Artists in Transition", Newsline, November, pp.99-101

Murtaza Vali, "Collective Vision", The Herald, October, pp.162-164

Naiza Khan, :Catalyst of change", The Herald, October, pp.159-161

Quddus Mirza, "Market makes the mark", The News, October 16

Benjamin Genocchio, "Pass the Brush: 6 Artists, 1 Vision", New York Times, September

Amra Ali, "Iconography of a city under seige", Nukta, Issue One, pp.40-45 Quddus Mirza, "Small extends big", The News, April 3, p.28

Joanna Pitman, "Pakistani artists have revived an old skill", The Saturday Times ArtReview, March 12, p.17
Neil Mulholland, "Expander", Frieze, January/February, p.125


Virginia Whiles, "Lahore", Contemporary, Issue 68, pp.15-16

Aasim Akhtar, "I feel free of the constraints of creating a miniature", The News on Sunday (Encore), November 7

Hammad Nasar, "Miniature Makeover", The Herald, April, pp.135-137

"What's On", The Art Newspaper, Issue 146, April, p.6

Hammad Nasar, "Rochdale Remembrance", The Herald, February, pp.98-99

Hammad Nasar, "Same Planet Different Worlds", The Herald, February, pp.94-97

"The Drawn Page", Hersham Acorn Newspapers, October 2, 2003 - March 18, 2004

Shehneela Farheen, "Miniature Paintings with a Twist: Imran Qureshi", Social Pages, January, pp.69-71


Cotter, "Playing With a Loaded Gun", The New York Times, September 26

Quddus Mirza, "Imran Qureshi", Flash Art, January-February, p.119

"Letters", The Herald, January, pp.19-21


Salima Hashmi, "Crossing Frontiers", Libas International, Vol 15, pp.93-95

Dr. Akbar Naqvi, "Plentitude of Smallness", The Herald, December, pp.134-136

Niilofur Farrukh, "Past Forward", Newsline, December, pp.126-127

Edward Lucie-Smith, "Art Tomorrow", Terrail, pp.256-257

Quddus Mirza, "Moving Miniatures", The News on Sunday (Encore), November 17, p.28

Marjorie Husain, "Beyond Boundaries", Dawn, November 9, p.3

Quddus Mirza, "Threads, Dreams, Desires", Flash Art, No.226, Vol. XXXIV, October

Virginia Whiles, "Imran Qureshi", Art Asia Pacific, Issue 33, pp.54-61


Khoj 2001 International Artist's Workshop, International Artists Association

Sara Haq, "Minature Marvels", The News on Sunday (Encore), August 26, p.32 Quddus Mirza, "The Miniature World", The News on Sunday (Encore), July 8, p.32

Robert Clark, "Mania, McCarthy and Qureshi", The Guide, Guardian, June 23-29, p.33

Quddus Mirza, "Deconstructing Missiles", The News, February 11


Amra Ali, "Back to the Future", Newsline (Pakistan), October, pp.102-103

Shamim Akhtar, "Contemporary Miniature Paintings", Daily News, September 16

Salima Hashmi, "Radicalising tradition", artlink, Issue 20#2, pp.33-34

Quddus Mirza, "Room with two views", The News, April 2


Alia Hasan Khan, "Miniature Makeover", The Herald, November, pp.126-127

Niilofur Farrukh, "Coming of Age", Newsline, November, pp.148-149

Salwat Ali, "Redefining a new horizon of miniature art", The News, October 21

Marjorie Hussain, "The Miniaturists", Dawn, October 14-20, pp.14-15

Quddus Mirza, "Patterns of Change", The News, September 26


Asim Akhtar, "Reflections from the city of the mind", The News Encore, October 18, p.32

Zainab Rizvi, "Modernising Miniatures", Friday Times, October 10-16

Public and private collections

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris

Deutsche Bank Collection

Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Embassy of the United States of America, Islamabad
National Art Gallery, Islamabad
The Presidency, Islamabad

Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, Bradford
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol
Harris Museum, Preston
Monsoon Art Collection, London
The British Museum, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
Embassy of the United States
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The RISD Museum, Rhode Island
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
U.S Department of State
World Bank, Washington