Born in 1985 in Lahore, Pakistan, Abid Aslam studied at the Hunerkada College of Visual and Performing Arts, Lahore. He focused his attention towards miniature painting and photography which led to the purification of his own visual and conceptual terminology. Aslam also served as a lecturer at Hunerkada College till 2014. His passion for art convinced him to pursue a master’s program in Visual Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2017 to develop a strong and independent point of view and a mature grasp of critical debate on contemporary art.
Aslam’s first solo show was titled “Coding Labels” in 2013 at Canvas Gallery, Karachi. He proved himself through various group shows like Incubator, Milestone, Open Field, Summer Scape, Variations along the Grid, Silsila, We Love Pakistan, Witness to History, Human Within Us, Solitude, Resurgence, Scripted Serenity, Grey Matters, and many more. He received a Special Award from the Artist’s Association of Punjab, Lahore in 2016 and the Arjumand Painting Award in 2015, Islamabad. Aslam has also made his work worth watching by participating in the India Art Fair 2017 under Anant Art Gallery, Delhi, India. He has participated in multiple shows Internationally and Nationally.