Born and raised in Karachi, Somia Naveed is an artist and art enthusiast currently residing in Lahore. She has been practicing art since her childhood and pursued it professionally later in 2013. She has done multiple short courses in art practice from Central Saint Martins , London.
Besides her artistic talent, she has been working with interior designers sourcing artwork for projects for more than a decade now. She is also on board with Dolce Vita Home and Ambiance Interiors as art consultant.
Mariam Hanif Khan
Mariam Hanif is a Visual Artist based in Lahore, Pakistan. She received her BFA (hons.) and MA (hons.) degree in Visual Arts from renowned National College of Arts, Lahore. Mariam has been endowed by various award and travel grants since her academic years. From 2009, she has been exhibiting her artworks in countries like USA, UK, Canada, UAE, India, Oman, Europe and Turkey with numerous shows Nationally. Mariam also runs her own Drawing and Painting Studio with the name of Art Classes Lahore, which she started soon after her graduation in 2010.
Furthermore her artistic achievements, she voluntary started working as independent curator in 2013 as she felt a huge void between artist and galleries in Pakistan with no exposure to contemporary art in general audience. Through out theses years she has worked hard and organized numerous successful art exhibitions especially for young emerging artist for both International and National art galleries; with two exhibitions for Lahore Biennale 01-02 as collateral event. Her relevant experience in art curating lead her to open her own art gallery to bring the best emerging practices together and create new opportunities for her fellow artist.