Vasl-KKAF Research Grant 2022-2023

And So It Happened, Taaza Tareen 14

Grant winner, Lujane Vaqar Pagganwala & Tooba Ashraf

April 2022

Lujane Vaqar Pagganwala & Tooba Ashraf are this years’ recipient of the Vasl- KKAF Research Grant, 2022-2023. Lujane is based in Karachi and Tooba lives in Lahore. They have showcased their work in several group shows across various galleries in Pakistan. Lujane & Tooba were also the resident artists for Vasl’s 14th Taaza Tareen residency, And So It Hapened.

The Research Grant of 2022-2023 is comprised of 4 members, Khurram Kasim, Sameera Raja, Saira Danish Ahmed & Sophia Balagamwala.

About Lujane:

b. 1997

Lujane Vaqar Pagganwala is a multidisciplinary artist based in Karachi, Pakistan. She graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, with a Bachelor’s in Fine Art and majored in sculpture and new media art. Pagganwala’s work revolves around the idea of space, tangible and intangible, physical and metaphysical. She tends to create work that engulfs the audience and provokes them to interact with the artwork.

About Tooba:

Tooba Ashraf is a Lahore-based fine artist and aspiring social scientist. Ashraf received a distinction in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in 2018. She recently submitted her M.Phil. dissertation in Cultural Studies. She is now investigating the role of memory in shaping collective identity in historical, cultural, and political contexts. She took part in the Tasweer Ghar Art Residency in Lahore. Tooba’s work has been shown in a number of exhibitions throughout Pakistan since 2016.