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Nael Quraishi (1994) is an artist currently based in The Netherlands. Having grown up between Pakistan and the UK, his works are often charged by childhood recollections, memories of space and place.  There’s an exploration into the negotiations within familial bonds and daily domestic circumstances that reflect upon topics of nostalgia, displacement and an inter-cultural identity.

He graduated from The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (KABK) and his work has been shown internationally; Filmhuis Den Haag 2020, Noorderlicht Festival 2020, Melkweg Expo Amsterdam 2019, International Pakistan Art Festival 2019, Belfast Exposed Gallery 2018, UNSEEN Fair Amsterdam 2018 and EYE Film Institute Amsterdam 2017. His graduation work entitled ‘The Empty Bench’ received second prize in De Zilveren Camera: Prijs voor Storytelling 2019.




GROUP SHOWS

2022 Nederlands Fotomuseum (upcoming)
2020 Flights I Could Have Taken, Uit Het Gareel At Future Intel
2020 Roots Film Festival, Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL (Screening)
2020 Generation Z, Noorderlicht International Photography Festival, NL
2020 www.theemptybench.onfotomat.com (online platform)
2020 Zilveren Camera, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum NL
2019 KABK Graduation Festival, The Hague, NL
2019 Push it to the Limit, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL
2019 The Quantum City: Territory Space Place, Karachi, PK
2019 (Un)Conditional, Bibliotheek Den Haag, The Hague, NL
2018 Beyond View, Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast, UK
2018 ‘Good Work’, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague, NL
2018 Let Me Tell You About, UNSEEN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
2017 A Breath of Fresh Air, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
2017 NOUN Presents, VSVU Academy of Fine Art & Design, Bratislava, SK
2017 Ulster University Photo Fair 2, Belfast, UK
2017 Trance and Moving Image, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, NL
2016 Ulster University Photo Fair 1, Belfast, UK
2016 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, UK


PUBLICATIONS

2021 Bodies in Dissaray, Junctions Graduate Journal of Humanities
2020 Generation Z: on the verge of a new alphabet, Noorderlicht
2020 VandeJongLikes, Portrait Series Instagram feature
2020 OnFotomat Watch, IGTV Feature on The Empty Bench
2020 PF Magazine, ‘Universele behoefte aan verbinding’
2020 Between Light, Works 1984-2020 by Ayessha Quraishi
2020 Stichting De Zilveren Camera 2019 feature ‘The Empty Bench’
2019 The Quantum City: Territory | Space | Place, IPAF
2019 Push It To The Limit, Graduation Catalogue ‘The Empty Bench’
2019 KABK Graduation Festival Catalogue ‘The Empty Bench’
2019 Fast Love and the Palm Tree Beach Hut (BA Thesis)
2018 Flights I Could Have Taken2017 NOUN Presents: Appendix
2016 A New Common Chord ‘An Exercise in Faith’
2016 Oranges and Satellites in collaboration w/ Cory


COMMISSIONS

2020 ‘15 Minutes with…’ Nederlands Fotomuseum, A Portrait Series
2018 (Un)Conditional, Bibliotheek Den Haag.
2018 IPAF Curatorial, A Place No Longer, Karachi, Pakistan
2015 Portraits of Ayessha Quraishi, for Artist’s monograph published 2020


AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

2020 Het Witte Doek Award, Nominee
2019 De Zilveren Camera, Prijs voor Storytelling, 2nd


RECIDENCIES/EXCHANGE
2017 VSVU Academy of Fine Art & Design (Bratislava, SK)
2016 Fondazione Studio Marangoni (Florence, IT)


INTERNSHIPS

2018 Bani Abidi (Berlin, DE) Bani Abidi
2012 + 2013 Shalalae Jamil (Karachi, PK)


EDUCATION/WORKSHOPS

2021 Talk on Space and Memory with curator Aziz Sohail, Karachi University
2021 & 2020 Thesis Workshop, Types of Research/Writings, KABK
2020 Activating our Archives, Modern Art Oxford, Led by Sunil Shah
2016 - 2019 BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)
2014 - 2016 BA(hons) Photography, Ulster University, Belfast, UK



2014 - 2016 Ulster University, BA Photography and Video, Belfast UK
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BIO

Nael Quraishi (1994) is an artist currently based in The Netherlands. Having grown up between Pakistan and the UK, his works are often charged by childhood recollections, memories of space and place.  There’s an exploration into the negotiations within familial bonds and daily domestic circumstances that reflect upon topics of nostalgia, displacement and an inter-cultural identity.

He graduated from The Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (KABK) and his work has been shown internationally; Filmhuis Den Haag 2020, Noorderlicht Festival 2020, Melkweg Expo Amsterdam 2019, International Pakistan Art Festival 2019, Belfast Exposed Gallery 2018, UNSEEN Fair Amsterdam 2018 and EYE Film Institute Amsterdam 2017. His graduation work entitled ‘The Empty Bench’ received second prize in De Zilveren Camera: Prijs voor Storytelling 2019.


SHOWS

Nederlands Fotomuseum (upcoming)
Flights I Could Have Taken, Uit Het Gareel At Future Intel
Roots Film Festival, Filmhuis, Den Haag, NL (Screening)
Generation Z, Noorderlicht International Photography Festival,NL
www.theemptybench.onfotomat.com
Zilveren Camera, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum NL
KABK Graduation Festival, The Hague, NL
Push it to the Limit, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL
The Quantum City: Territory Space Place, Karachi, PK
(Un)Conditional, Bibliotheek Den Haag, The Hague, NL
Beyond View, Belfast Exposed Gallery, Belfast, UK
‘Good Work’, The Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague, NL
Let Me Tell You About, UNSEEN Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
A Breath of Fresh Air, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL
NOUN Presents, VSVU Academy of Fine Art & Design, Bratislava,SK
Ulster University Photo Fair 2, Belfast, UK
Trance and Moving Image, EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam, NL
Ulster University Photo Fair 1, Belfast, UK
Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast, UK


PUBLICATIONS

Cover for ‘Bodies in Dissaray’, Junctions Graduate Journal of Humanities
Generation Z: on the verge of a new alphabet, Noorderlicht
VandeJongLikes, Portrait Series Instagram feature
OnFotomat Watch, IGTV Feature on The Empty Bench
PF Magazine, ‘Universele behoefte aan verbinding’ by Claire Hoogakker, Portfolio Feature.
Between Light, Works 1984-2020 by Ayessha Quraishi
Stichting De Zilveren Camera 2019 feature ‘The Empty Bench’
The Quantum City: Territory | Space | Place, IPAF
‘A place no longer’
Push It To The Limit, Graduation Catalogue ‘The Empty Bench’
KABK Graduation Festival Catalogue ‘The Empty Bench’
Fast Love and the Palm Tree Beach Hut (BA Thesis)
Flights I Could Have Taken
NOUN Presents: Appendix
A New Common Chord ‘An Exercise in Faith’
Oranges and Satellites in collaboration w/ Cory Danks


COMMISSIONS

‘15 Minutes with…’ Nederlands Fotomuseum, A Portrait Series
(Un)Conditional, Bibliotheek Den Haag.
IPAF Curatorial, A Place No Longer, Karachi, Pakistan
Portraits of Ayessha Quraishi, used for Artist’s monograph published 2020


AWARDS/NOMINATIONS

Het Witte Doek Award, Nominee
De Zilveren Camera, Prijs voor Storytelling, 2nd


RECIDENCIES/EXCHANGE
VSVU Academy of Fine Art & Design (Bratislava, SK)
Fondazione Studio Marangoni (Florence, IT)


INTERNSHIPS

Bani Abidi (Berlin, DE) Bani Abidi
Shalalae Jamil (Karachi, PK)


EDUCATION/WORKSHOPS

Talk on Space and Memory with curator Aziz Sohail, Karachi University
Thesis Workshop, Types of Research/Writings, KABK
Activating our Archives, Modern Art Oxford, Led by Sunil Shah
BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)
BA(hons) Photography, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
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© Copyright Nael Quraishi 2021