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Anila Quayyum Agha

 (20/21st centuries)
Anila Quayyum Agha is active/lives in Indiana.  Anila Agha is known for mixed media, fiber art.

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Anila Quayyum Agha


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Anila Quayyum Agha was born in Lahore, Pakistan.

She works in a cross disciplinary fashion with mixed media; creating artwork that explores global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles in our current cultural and global scenario.  As a result her artwork is conceptually challenging, producing complicated weaves of thought, artistic action and social experience.

Her work  has been exhibited in over seventeen solo shows and fifty group shows and has won numerous awards and grants.  She won the two top prizes at ArtPrize 2014, in the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Her entry, titled “Intersections”, earned the ArtPrize 2014 Public Vote Grand Prize and split the Juried Grand Prize in a tie.

Education:
2004 Master of Fine Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National College of Art, Lahore, Pakistan

Academic:
2016 Associate Professor - Drawing, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, IN
2008-13 Assistant Professor - Drawing, Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI, IN

Selected Solo Shows:
2018 Forthcoming Show, Curator: Jennifer Dasal, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Forthcoming Show, Curator: Dr. Lisa J. Nicoletti, Meadows Museum, Shrevport, LA
2017 Forthcoming Show, Jaime DeSimone, MOCA JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, FL
Forthcoming Show, Curator: Elizabeth Rooklidge, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
Sublime Light, Kiran Nader Art Museum, New Delhi, India
2016 Walking With My Mothers Shadow, Aicon Art Gallery, New York City, NY
All The Flowers Are For Me, Curator: Hrag Vartanian, Brooklyn Music Academy, Brooklyn, NY
Intersections, Curator: Sona Datta, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Intersections, Curator: Mark Ruschman, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN.
2015 Crossing Boundaries, Cheongju Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea
Intersections: Islamic Arts Festival 17th Edition, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE
Intersections, Curator: Kim Davenport, Rice University Gallery, Houston, TX
Intersections, Justine Ludwig/ Ariel Saldivar, Dallas Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas, TX
Intersections, HUB Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
Murmuration - Lure of The Eye, Sharjah Art Expo, Sharjah, U.A.E.
2014 Intersections/ ArtPrize, GRAM, Grand Rapids, MI
Anila Quayyum Agha - My Forked Tongue, Curator: Elizabeth Petrulis, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terra
Haute, IN
Sacred Silence, Harrison Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
Lure of the Eye, Solo Art Exhibition and Art Bazaar, Directorate of Art, Government of Sharjah, United Arab
Emirates
Quicksand: Landscape of the Feminine, Curator: Shannon Linker, 924 Gallery, Indianapolis Arts Council,
Indianapolis, IN
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2013 Wound/Wound, Curator: Alison Erazmus, John Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Intersections, Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2012 Spirit Animals, Art Gallery at Park Tudar School, Indianapolis, IN
Rights of Passage, Madigan Gallery, Penn College, Williamsport, PA
2011 A Flood of Tears, Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
And Red Is The Earth…, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
2010 Anila Quayyum Agha - My Forked Tongue III, Curator: Jillian Sokso, Ortlip Art Gallery, Houghton, NY
Traveling Text, Curator: Salima Hashmi, Rohtas II Art Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
Traveling Text II, Curator: Naeem Pasha, Rohtas 1 Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan
2009 My Forked Tongue, Basile Gallery, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
Anila Quayyum Agha - New Work, Lipscomb Gallery, South Carolina Governor’s School, Greenville, SC
2008 When Words Aren’t Enough, Gallery Director: Paula Webb, Joan Wich Art Gallery, Houston, TX

Selected Group Shows:
2016 Delicate Bond of Steel, Curators: Projjal Dutta + Andrew Shea, Chatterji and Lal, Mumbai, India
The Arch of My Eye’s Orbit, Curator: Hrag Vartanian, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY
Take Ten: The Gallery celebrates a decade of contemporary art, Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA
Un-Named Need: Pattern and Beauty in Contemporary Art, Wriston Art Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2015 Fear Nothing, She Says, Curator: Rosa Martinez, National Museum of Sculpture, Valladolid, Spain
2013 Rights of Passage, Curator: Julia Moore, Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN
Object Object: Good, Good Things, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, CA
Mother Load, Curator: Leslie Robertson, Group Installation Project, Prescott College Art Gallery, Prescott, AZ
Art Center’s 10 Invitational, Curator: Elaine Tailor, Ft Worth Community Art Center Gallery, Ft Worth, TX
Love Books, Group Installation, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA), Indianapolis, IN
2012 TURF - IDADA Art Pavilion, Super Bowl, Old City Hall, Indianapolis, IN
2011 The Ocean In Us, Curator: Barbara Benish & Neal Nolan, 5 Gyres Institute, Vancouver, Canada
Crafting Live(s): Ten Years of Artists in Residents, Curator: Keelin Burrows, Center For Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Common Threads: Contemporary Art from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Pakistan, Al Serkal Cultural
Foundation - Heritage House, Bastakiya, Dubai, U.A.E.
2010 What Will Be, Invitational Group Show, Curators: Barbara Benish & Eileen Haring Woods, Safe Planet/ United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP 16, Cancun, Mexico
Tectonics: Print Exchange, MAPC, Portfolio Organized by Meredith Setser & Danielle Rante, Minneapolis, MN
2010 DELINEATE: An Invitational Exhibition of Drawings, Curator: Mana Hewitt, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Substantialis Corporis Mixti (Substantial Form Of The Blended Body), THE SYNERGIES EXHIBITION OF THE BASEL, ROTTERDAM AND STOCKHOLM CONVENTIONS, Curator: Mark Cervenka, The Bohemian
National Hall, New York City, NY. (The exhibition is sponsored by The Czech Republic and organized by Safe Planet: the United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes on the occasion of the 18th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development)
Feminist Art of Indiana, Curator: Esther Adler, Group Show, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
2009 A Mid Summer’s Night, Curator: Cris Worley, Pan American Art Projects, Dallas, TX
Translucent/ Transparent, Curator: Wade Wilson, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Texas Biennial, Curator: Michael Duncan, Myriad Galleries in Austin, Austin, TX
Mind The Gap - Artists As Educators, Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN
2008 Tête-à-tête, Two Person Show, Art League Art Center, Houston, TX
Cohesive Discord, Houston Arts Alliances Space 125 Gallery, Houston, TX
Sculpture Vision - Time Marker/ Keeper, Curator: Mari Omori, Lone Star College, Houston, TX
ART Fairs International and National
2016 Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
Dubai Art Fair, Dubai, UAE
2015 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Art International, Istanbul, Turkey
Dubai Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

Honors, Awards, grants:
2016 Awarded: Glen W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Research Scholar Award – 2016, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Awarded: Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor’s Award, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
2014 Juried Grand Prize - Intersections, $100,000, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
($200,000 Split between two contestants - ArtPrize)
2014 Popular Grand Prize - Intersections, $200,000, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2014 Popular Installation Category - Intersections, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
2014-15 IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IAHI), $15,000, Creation of New Work, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
2014 Empower Grant, $5,000, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
2012-13 New Frontiers Research Grant, $35,000, Creation of New Work, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
2012 Creative Renewal Fellowship, $10,000, Indianapolis Arts Council, Indianapolis, IN
New Frontiers Travel Grant - Artist Residency - Mazatlán, Mexico, $2,500, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
IU Overseas Study Program Development Grant - Spain, $3,000, Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
2011 New Frontiers Travel Grant - Spain, $2,500, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Turf: Installation, $2,000, Indianapolis Super Bowl, Old City Hall, Indianapolis, IN
RPC Award for SECAC Conference in Savanna, GA, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
2010 Efroymson Art Fellowship, $20,000, CICF - Efroymson Foundation Cash Artist Award, Indianapolis, IN
IUPUI Arts and Humanities Internal Grant (IAHI), $12,500, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
New Frontiers Travel Grant - Pakistan, $2,500, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
Resource Planning Committee - Faculty Grant, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
Houghton College Honorarium, Houghton, NY
2009 New Frontiers Travel Grant - Pakistan, $2,500, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
CICF - Efroymson Foundation Travel Grant, $2,500, Indianapolis, IN
Resource Planning Committee - Faculty Grant, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN

Selected Collections:
2016 Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2015 Cummins Wellness Center, Columbus, IN
Four Seasons Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Kiran Nader Art Museum, New Delhi, India
2011 Jeremy Efroymson, CICF Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Eli Lily Pharmaceutical Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
2008 Sherry Merfish, Houston, TX
2007 Caroline & Gregg Tyson, Wade Wilson Art Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Caroline & Gregg Tyson, Wade Wilson Art Gallery, Houston, TX

Source:
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