b. 1973, Pakistan

Nusra Latif Qureshi Biography

Born in Pakistan, Qureshi moved to Melbourne in 2001, where she now lives and works.

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Nusra Latif Qureshi trained in Lahore in the Mughal miniature painting tradition and has developed a distinct and rich visual arts practice that engages with the visual histories of South Asia. Working across painting, collage and photography, her work reveals a complex negotiation of stereotypes and the perceived past, presenting history as a collection of overlapping fragments rearranged to construct new narratives. Since moving to Melbourne in 2001, Qureshi’s work has also increasingly reflected upon her personal experience of being an immigrant woman in Australian society.

Qureshi has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States, including a solo exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, in 2004. 

Other selected exhibitions include: Air born, McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria, 2013; Nothing to Declare?, The Academy of Arts, Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, 2013; Negotiating This World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2012; Sub-Tropical Heat: New Art from South Asia, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2012; Beyond the Self, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2011; Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2011; The Rising Tide, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, Pakistan, 2010; Beyond The Page, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 2010; Living Traditions, National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2009; East West Divan: Contemporary Art from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009; 5th Asia-Pacific Triennial Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 2006; Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, and San Francisco Asian Art Museum, 2005; and Beyond Borders: Art of Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, 2005.

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