Time to Navigate

Solo Exhibition by Mujtaba Asif

in collaboration with Canvas Gallery

April 9 – April 18, 2019

Mujtaba Asif was the first recipient of the Vasl Research Grant in 2018. He was also a resident artist for the 10th Taaza Tareen residency program, ‘Bijli, Pani aur Gas’. Mujtaba Asif also exhibited his solo exhibition ‘Time to Navigate’ at the prestigious Canvas Gallery, Karachi from April 9th– April 18th, 2019. The exhibition was a culmination of Mujtaba’s yearlong work in Karachi, bringing forth together the expansive research in addition to individual creativity.

In 2018, a qualified resident of Vasl’s annual Taaza Tareen Residency was granted the research grant from the Vasl Artist’s Association. The Vasl Research Grant has been designed to be awarded to upcoming visual artists who are assiduous and committed to their projects. The jury panel for the Vasl Research Grant in 2018 consisted of 4 members, Amin Gulgee, Khurram Kasim, Quddus Mirza and Sameera Raja.

Mujtaba Asif, a multi-disciplinary artist completed his bachelor’s degree in fine art with a distinction awarded by the Department of Visual Studies from the University of Karachi in 2015. His works consists of combining an array of medias, ranging from delicate paper and clay constructions to meticulously reworking on found objects, graffiti, signage and collaborative workshops with local diverse communities and groups that intervene with the idea of physical and conceptual space.