South Asian International Artists’ Residency

Regional Artists’ Residency

November 8 – December 9, 2005

with Sunil Sigdel, Mahmudur Rahman & Abdul Jabbar Gull

The  residency took place in Karachi,Pakistan at the Rangoonwala Center with studios at the VM Art Gallery. The two international artists invited were Sunil Sigdel from Nepal and Mahmudur Rahman from Bangladesh alongside Abdul Jabbar Gull from Pakistan. Over the course of this residency, the artists explored political and cultural boundaries in the South Asian region and brought together a body of work which examined how art can overcome both similarities and differences in identity and citizenship.

Abdul Jabbar Gull

Jabbar has a long established career in Sculpture, and has exhibited widely with solo shows in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. A graduate from the NCA, and head of the sculpture Department at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

Jabbar shares a micro-segment of his long journey in this medium.

Mahmood ur Rahman

Mahmud is working across painting and other mixed mediums. His Residency work which was shown at the VM Art Gallery, dealt with objects and their symbolism to global economies, and social hierarchies.

Sunil Sigdel

Sunil has graduated from Lalit Kala Campus, Khatmandu. His work encompasses painting, drawing and installation works. Through performance work, he hopes to find a fusion of all the mediums he is working with. With the political volatility in Nepal, the artist community has also become focused on the problems of their art practice and access to information.

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