Khadim Ali and Liz Nowell
10 April 2021
On the opening day of Khadim Ali: Invisible Border, you’re invited to join the artist and IMA Executive Director Liz Nowell in conversation, followed by opening celebrations.
Invisible Border is Khadim Ali’s largest Australian solo exhibition to date, comprising sound installation, miniature painting, and intricately constructed textiles. Ali’s masterful works poetically explore the experience of displaced people across the globe.
Don’t miss your chance to hear the artist speak and see his existing work alongside newly commissioned work—including a major body of work developed in partnership with the Lahore Biennale Foundation.
Registration essential. Capacity is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions and masks must be worn by attendees.
COVID safety advice:
—Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.
—If you become unwell during the event locate an IMA staff member.
—Maintaining physical distancing is the individual’s responsibility.
Born 1978 Quetta, Pakistan, Khadim Ali currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. After growing up in Pakistan as a refugee, Ali was trained in classical miniature painting at the National College of Arts in Lahore and in mural painting and calligraphy in Tehran.
Selected exhibitions include the Venice Biennial (2009); Safavid revisited, APT5, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2006); British Museum, London; No Country: Contemporary Art for South East Asia at the Guggenheim New York (2013); Documenta (13) (2012); Rendezvous, Biennale de Lyon (2017), Lyon France; The National (2017) Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and Dhaka Art Summit (2018). Ali’s work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Australian War Memorial, Art Gallery of New South Wales, QAGOMA, Brisbane, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.