He lives and works in Lahore. He received his BFA degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore (2002) and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2011). Kazim has exhibited widely internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include: Jhaveri Art Gallery, Mumbai; Green Cardamom London, selected awards include: inaugural Karachi Biennale jury prize; Finalists for the Catlin Prize, UK. His work is in the collection of prestigious institutions including: Metropolitan Museum NYC; Asia Pacific Museum, USA; British Museum UK; Victoria and Albert Museum UK; Queensland Art Gallery Australia; Burger Collection Hong Kong; Creative Cities Collection, Beijing; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India; Devi Art Foundation, Delhi, India; Samdani Foundation, Dhaka.
Artist Statement | I, too, am a part of this history
I have been inspired and fascinated by remnants of former communities, and a compulsion to understand ancient cultures and delve into man’s place within time. My work focuses on the interspersion of past ruins existing amongst a contemporary site, alluding to the mortality of man and the unexpected deep mark he can imprint on a landscape. I am searching for the links between civilizations and exploring what joins people.

Ali Kazim
Fallen Objects, 2015
Earthenwear ceramic