Awards

2017 
KB17 Karachi Biennale Shahneela and Farhan Faruqui Popular Choice Art Prize

2016 
Religion and the Arts Award, Atlanta, Georgia
Vikram and Geetanjali Kirloskar Visiting Scholar in Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

2015 
Asia Society Award for Significant Contribution to Contemporary Art, Asia Society Art Gala, Hong Kong
Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

2014 
Art Prize in Time-Based Art from Grand Rapids Museum Bildmuseet Umea University, Sweden

2013 
Master Juror, Aga Khan Award for Architecture 

2012 
Inaugural Medal of Art, US Department of State (AIE), Washington D.C.

2010 

SCMP Art Futures Award, Hong Kong International Art Fair Academician of the National Academy Museum

2009 
The Inaugural Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Creative Arts Fellowship Guggenheim Asian Arts Council

2008 
Performing and Visual Arts Achiever of the Year award presented by the South Asian Excellence Awards

2007 
Artist-in-residence, DAAD program 2007-2008 (Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)

2006 
Young Global leader, World Economic Forum John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship ‘Genius’ Award

2005 
Tamgha-e-imtiaz, National Medal of Honor, Government of Pakistan 
Jenifer Howard Coleman Award, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles

2003 
Commendation Award, Mayor’s Office, City of New York
South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Achievement Award

1999 
The Joan Mitchell Award South Asian Women’s Creative Collective Achievement Award 

1997 
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award

1995 
Core Fellowship 1995-1997, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

1993 
Graduate Fellowship Award 1993-1995, Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island

1992 
Shakir Ali Award/Kipling award, (highest merit award) National College of Arts Lahore, Pakistan
Sharif Award, (excellence in Miniature Painting) National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
Distinction Award, Thesis Project, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

 

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