Rowan Geddis Curatorial Visit
Imran Channa, Bandashama series iii, 2010. Digital print on paper
Gasworks Residencies Programmer visited Vasl in Karachi and Lahore in October as part of the Curatorial Knowledge Workshop, for which Gasworks is a project partner. His visit creates further links between Asia and Europe and will inform his management of future residencies for Pakistani artists at Gasworks. Previous Pakistani residents at Gasworks have included Imran Channa, Seema Nusrat, Mohammed Zeeshan, Rashid Rana and Huma Mulji.
While in Karachi Rowan gave a talk at ArtNow Pakistan's offices about his role at Gasworks, while offering advice to local artists about how to apply for residencies and build portfolios and applications that lead to successful opportunities.
Gasworks: "Established in 1994, Gasworks is a contemporary art organisation based in South London, housing eleven artists' studios and offering a programme of exhibitions and events, artists’ residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. Seven studios are rented to London-based artists and four are reserved for the International Residency Programme for non-UK based artists."
Gasworks and Vasl are both part of the Triangle Network.