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CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA: Name: Date of Birth: Nationality: Address: Present Address: Phone No: Email: Web: Aqeel Ahmed Solangi 25th December 1981 Pakistani P.O Nehal Khan Solangi Via Station Setharja. Taluka Sobhodero District Khairpur (Mirs). Sindh. 50/29 - D, Riazabad Kamalabad, Kalma Chowk, Rawalpindi. 0515510776 Mobile: 03014430556 aqeelsolangi@gmail.com http://aqeelsolangi.blogspot.com/

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:

2005: 2003:

M.A (Hons.) Visual Art. National College of Arts, Lahore. B.FA (Pass with Honors). National College of Arts, Lahore.

SCHOLARSHIPS (Awards, Achievements)

2006: Princes 2006: 2003: project,

NCA/ Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Art Bursary for The School of Traditional Arts, London, U.K. A Vision Of The Future, Young Artists Award. Awarded Honors for Non physical realities painting thesis NCA, Lahore. NCA Merit scholarship, 3rd year & 4th year of studies. 2nd position in painting competition at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi.

2002-2003: 2002:

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Jan.2007- to date: Sept.2008- to date: Jun.2007- to date:

Teaching at National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus. Teaching at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Running personal studio Solangis studio for Drawing and Painting classes (Plot No.9 Lane No.4 Harley Street, Rawalpindi). Sept.2007-Aug 2008: Teaching at Beaconhouse Educational Complex (BEC), A-Level (Art & Design), Link Road, Near Motorway Toll Plaza. Jan.2004-Jun.2006: Teaching at National College of Arts, Lahore. 2003 - 2006: Designer at Image Bank, Chamber Lane road, Lahore. 2000 -2006: Interior Designer at Cad Con. Lahore. 2002-2004: Interior Designer at Zelazo Interiors, Lahore. 2003: Portrait Sketching at Tourist Street (Old Anarkali) for general public and visitors for 3 months (a project under PHA (Parks and Horticultural Authority), Lahore.

20022003: 1996-2000:

Backdrop Designer at Afzal Studio (Bridal, Fashion Photographer) Liberty market, Lahore. Cinema Board, Sign Board, Rikshaw and Truck painting at Mehboob Painters. Khairpur (Mir's), Sindh.

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Coordinator 1st Year Foundation Course, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus. Mar. 2007-May 2007: Acting Coordinator 2nd Year Fine Arts, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus. Jan.2008- to date:

RESEARCH/ PUBLICATIONS:

2006:

Classical Fresco Painting (Naqqashi) (Formulae & Techniques in Indigenous practice).


( EXTENDED ESSAY: Requirement for the MA (Hons.) Visual Art. (Waiting to be published by MA (Hons.).

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008:

Sufficient Grounds, Nomad Gallery. Islamabad.

Degree Shows:

2005: 2003:

Time & Memory, Degree Show MA (Hons.) Visual Art Zahoor ul Akhlaque Gallery. National College of Arts, Lahore. Non physical realities, Thesis Display (BFA) Fine Arts Department. National College of Arts, Lahore.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2008 2008 2008 2008 Gallery. 2008 2007: 2006: 2006: 2006: 2004: 2004:

As it seems or, as far as the eye can see, Drawings by the

faculty of NCA, RWP-Campus. Gallery NCA, Rawalpindi. 13th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka. Bangladesh. Colors of Peace. Alaap Visual Arts Exhibition. Gallery 39-K. Lahore. VISION A group show of contemporary artists. Jharoka Art Islamabad. New vistas in the 21st century Art. Institute of Art & Design, University of Sindh. Jamshoro. Artworks by the faculty of NCA, RWP-Campus. Gallery NCA, Rawalpindi. Exhibition of Paintings and Mixed Media works. Nairang Galleries. Lahore. 8th National Show. 20th Annual Exhibition Artists Association of Punjab. Alhamra. Lahore. A Vision Of The Future. Exhibition of Young Artists. Alhamra. Lahore. 4th International Exhibition of Calligraphy. Pakistan Calligraph Artist's Guild (PCG). Alhamra. Lahore. Discourse within Discourse: 13 Circles & 13 Rectangles, Installation Art show at Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque Gallery. NCA, Lahore.

2004: 2004: 2002: 2002: 2002: 2002:

Emerging Talent Show. V.M Art Gallery. Karachi. Fresh Graduates from N.C.A. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore. First National Exhibition of Landscape Painting. National Art Gallery. Islamabad. National Exhibition of Sculpture. P.N.C.A. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore. Exhibition Of Paintings. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery. Alhamra. Lahore organized by Naya Akhbar and Khabrain. Mural Painting All about the life style organized by DAWN News. Avari, Lahore.

WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED:

7th-12th July 2008: July-Aug. 2007:

Life Drawing Course (two credit hours) in Summer camp at NCA Rawalpindi Campus. 6 week Life Drawing Workshop in Summer camp at NCA Rawalpindi Campus.

PARTICIPATIONS (Workshops. Competition etc.)

Dec.2006: Nov.2006: Nov.2006: Nov.2006: Oct.2006:

Oct.2006:

Oct.2006: Williamson. London. 2006:

Workshop on Islimi by Adam Williamson. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on Persian miniature painting by Fatima Zahra Hassan. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on Gilding by Mark Mills. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on Shell Gold Making by Hana Hijazi. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on Icon Painting (Technique: Egg Tempera) by Aidan Hart. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on Methods and Materials by David Cranswick. The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London. Workshop on preparation of Gesso panels by Adam The Princes School of Traditional Arts, Workshop on Ancient Formulae of Inks conducted by Ustad Khurshid Alam Gohar Qalam. N.C.A, Lahore. 2005: N.C.A. Summer workshop (Calligraphy khat-e- Deewani) Ustad Khurshid Alam Gohar Qalam. 15 days Experimental Drawing Workshop by Leena Ghani and Umar Butt at (MA Hons.) Visual Arts Studio, National College of Arts. Lahore. Traditional Practice in Fresco Painting under the guidance of Ustad Saif-ur-Rehman. Lahore. 6 days Workshop on Globalization conducted by Najma Sadeque of Shirkat Gah. Murree.

with 2005: 2004: 2004:

2004: 2004: 2003: 2003: 2002: 2002: 2001:

15 days Workshop on Installation Art with Abdullah Syed at MA (Hons.) Visual Arts Studio. National College of Arts, Lahore. Installation (site specific project) with Abdullah Syed at Chhanga Manga Jungle. 3 Days Workshop organized by Shirkat Gah at National College of Arts, Lahore. Art Competition of Colleges. Ustad Allah Bux Art Gallery, Alhamra. Lahore. Competition of Paintings. Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi. Workshop on Pinhole Camera and processing with Umar Butt at Naran Valley, NWFP. 3 days Papermaking Workshop with Farooq Mustafa at (MA Hons.) Visual Arts Studio, National College of Arts, Lahore.

COMMERCIAL PROJECTS:

2006: 2004: 2004: 2003:

2003: 2002: 2001: 2001: 2000:

Calligraphic Murals for Chesterfield Poultry limited (C.P. Ltd.). Chesterfield. U.K. Painted a Dome (Size: 12 feet diameter. Image: clouds) in the house of Ch. Mushtaq Ahmad 263J-Block. EME Housing Society, Multan Road. Lahore. Calligraphic Murals (Size: 2 x 8 & 3 x 5) for Jinnah Hospital (cardiac section), Lahore. Ceiling Painting (Size: Ground Floor (Curve) 810 square feet, first Floor, 1215 square feet. Baksh Super Store, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore. Mural for TeleCard Company (Size 8 x 18) Barkat Market, Garden Town. Lahore. Interior decoration for an Exhibition of Products. Nishat Dyeing & Finishing Plant (Nishat Mills Ltd), Lahore. Participated in the Decoration for Childrens Entertainment Stall (Kindergarten) for Defence day. 6th September. Fortress Stadium, Lahore. Pencil Drawing for Nestle Pure Life, Lahore. Mural Painting (Size: 8 x 15) at residence of Mian Iqbal, Z block, Satellite Town, Sheikhupura.

2000:

(Charity Based Project) with the collaboration of Flame (First Liberated Action Movement Against Epilepsy) at Fountain House, Lahore.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: 2004: Participated in the Safeguarding The Lahore Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Karwan Shahi Qila Cleaning Initiative, Lahore.

2003: 2003:

Participated in the Youth Theatre Festival at Alhamra Cultural Complex, Lahore. Participated in the 5th all Pakistan Drama Festival at G.I.K.I. at Topi, N.W.F.P.

Participated as Puppeteer with N.C.A Puppeteers 2003 Annual Festival 2002 Annual Festival 2002 Summer Festival Participated in 2002 2002 2001 2002: 1999: Production The End Make up for Alif Adab dramatic society Decoration for Basant festival At National College of Arts, Lahore. Participated in the Youth Theater Festival at Alhamra Cultural Complex, Lahore. Drawing and Painting Course (6 months) at Studio Plus (Arts and Crafts), Sukkur.

COLLECTIONS (selected): SKILLS: Egg Tempera Painting Fresco Painting Miniature Painting Calligraphy (Kufic, Nastaliq, Deewani) Gilding (Water & Oil size) Shell Gold Making Pigment Making (Natural & Chemical Colors) Ink Making (Ancient Formulae) Paper Making (Hand Made) Puppet Making (Forms: String, Glove, and Shadow etc.) Photography Black and White (Developing and Printing) Foreign Office. Islamabad. C.P. Ltd. Chesterfield. U.K. Nomad Gallery Islamabad. Khas Art Gallery Islamabad. Nairang Galleries Lahore. Pakistan calligraph-artist guild (PCG). Lahore. Jinnah Hospital. Lahore. Dawn News. Lahore. Nestl pure life (PACE). Lahore. Generix House. Lahore. Studio Plus Arts & Crafts. Sukkur.

Pinhole Camera Photographic Back Drops, Album Decorations Portraits Painting From Life Photorealistic Painting Still Life Landscape Free Hand Drawing

SELECTED REVIEWS:

2008: 2008: 2008: 2006: 2004:

Exploring human feelings, Nadeem Zaidi. Dawn Gallery, 6th Sept., p.6. A personal interpretation of Time and Memory, Shahina Maqbool. The News International, 20th August. p.19. Vision, Schezee Zaidi. The News International, 18th June. p.20. Radiant colours, Mian Naeem. Cutting Edge weekly. (June 07-13). p.13. Transgressors, Aasim Akhtar. The News on Sunday (Encore). 4th Jan.