Muhammad Atif Khan

Lahore, Pakistan

Muhammad Atif Khan graduated (with distinction) in 1997 in Fine Art from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. In 1998, he was awarded the ‘UNESCO-ASHBURG Bursary for Artists’, and was appointed artist in residence at the Darat-Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan. He received ‘Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award’ in 2007. He was also appointed artist in residence at the Swansea Print Workshop in Wales (2005-06), London Print Studio in England (2008) and Glasgow Print Studio in Scotland (2008). Khan has shown his work is several prestigious museums like ‘Bradford Museum’ in UK, ‘Aga Khan Museum’ in Toronto, Canada, ‘Sharjah Art Museum’ in UAE and ‘Islamic Museum of Australia’ in Melbourne, Australia. He has also participated in art workshops in India, Bangladesh, Jordan and UK. He has had several Solo shows in Pakistan, UK, Jordan, Switzerland and India. The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) in Toronto, Canada commissioned him to create a series of large scale print-based works in 2014. At the same time, he was also commissioned by AKM to create a giant site-specific sculptural installation for the opening show of the newly built museum in Canada. In 2015, he won the Lahore Biennale Foundation’s Open Call competition and developed a monumental site-specific installation ‘Çity within a city’ at the Chowk Istanbul in Lahore, Pakistan. Alongside his artistic practice, Khan is assistant professor at the prestigious National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan since 2005.