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Soraya Sikander

Soraya Sikander is one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian artists known for her landscapes and organic forms. The artist has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best-known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’. Soraya works in oil and acrylics on canvas and is internationally renowned for inventing her pioneering Calligraphy Landscapes. Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and nonstop sold-out exhibitions. She is also a TEDx art speaker. Soraya Sikander trained in fine arts through the London Atelier of Representational Arts, and UCL. . . Show More >

Soraya Sikander is one of today’s leading contemporary South Asian artists known for her landscapes and organic forms. The artist has been ranked as one of Pakistan’s best-known painters making it big internationally, listed as ‘Artist to watch’. Soraya works in oil and acrylics on canvas and is internationally renowned for inventing her pioneering Calligraphy Landscapes. Recognition for her work has come through critical acclaim and nonstop sold-out exhibitions. She is also a TEDx art speaker. Soraya Sikander trained in fine arts through the London Atelier of Representational Arts, and UCL Slade summer intensive.

Her art has been reviewed by China News, HELLO! Magazine, OK!, The National, Khaleej Times, Gulf News, The Gulf Today, Dahabiya, Al Bilad, Jaffat El Aqlam, Artlyst, etc. Soraya Sikander has held over twenty international groups and solo exhibitions at premier galleries and museums worldwide including Beijing Biennale 2019, Beijing Biennale 2017 (National Art Museum of China), Galerie Patries Van Dorst (Netherlands), Etihad Modern (Abu Dhabi), National Museum of Bangladesh (Dhaka museum), La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade (London), Unicorn Gallery (Karachi, Lahore), Alhamra Art Gallery (Lahore), Sharjah Heritage Museum, The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) RAK Fine Art Fair, Lahore Biennale and more.

Education:

  • 2014 LONDON ATELIER OF REPRESENTATIONAL ART
  • 2012 SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
  • 2008 BEACONHOUSE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, LAHORE

Exhibitions:

  • 29 OCTOBER 2019 Group show: ‘VOICES’ in Elham Art Gallery, Ras Al Khaimah
  • 26 AUGUST 2019 Biennale: ‘A COLORFUL WORLD AND A SHARED FUTURE’ in 8th International Artist Beijing Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing
  • 03 JUNE 2019 Group show: ‘100 YEARS OF HILTON’ in Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah
  • 24 MARCH 2018 Biennale: ‘RESURGENCE’ in Lahore Biennale 01 collateral event, Lahore
  • 10 FEBRUARY 2018 Solo show: ‘INSCAPE 2018’ in Unicorn Gallery, Lahore
  • 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 Biennale: ‘SILK ROAD AND WORLD CIVILIZATIONS’ in 7th International Artist Beijing Biennale, National Museum of China, Beijing
  • 28 FEBRUARY 2017 Solo show: ‘INSCAPE – EXPLORING INNER LANDSCAPES’ in Unicorn Gallery, Lahore
  • 20 FEBRUARY 2016 Art Fair: ‘RAK FINE ART FAIR 2016’ National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah
  • 28 NOVEMBER 2015 Group show: ‘EMBASSY ART’ in Galerie Patries Van Dorst, Wassenaar, Netherlands
  • 20 JANUARY 2014 Solo show: ‘IN, AT AND AROUND’ in Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore
  • 20 AUGUST 2013 Group show: ‘AWAAZ BALDIA INFERNO’ in Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi
  • 10 JANUARY 2013 Solo show: ‘IN, AT AND AROUND: EXPLORING URBAN SPACE’ in Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
  • 28 SEPTEMBER 2012 Group show: ‘NEW ART FROM PAKISTAN’ in La Galleria Pall Mall, London
  • 05 SEPTEMBER 2012 Group show: ‘SLADE SUMMER SHOW 2014’ in University College London, Slade school of fine art, London
  • 29 JULY 2011 Group show: ‘ART FROM PAKISTAN’ in Pakistan High Commission, London
  • 04 OCTOBER 2010 Group show: ‘ART WITHOUT BOUNDARIES’ in Total Arts, Dubai
  • 17 JUNE 2010 Group show: ‘THE GOLDEN COLLECTION’ in Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
  • 17 JUNE 2010 Solo show: ‘AN ODE TO NATURE’ in Grand Trunk Road Art Gallery, Singapore
  • 19 FEBRUARY 2010 Solo show: ‘A FLORAL SYMPHONY’ in Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
  • 16 OCTOBER 2009 Group show: ‘A MEETING OF MINDS’ in National Art Gallery Bangladesh, Shilpakala Academy / Dhaka Museum, Dhaka
  • 30 AUGUST 2009 Group show: ‘RECESSION’ in Unicorn Gallery, Karachi

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