In the Absence of Shadows

Exhibition by Veeda Ahmed

16th March – 19th May 2019
The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Echoes of Contemplation

Exhibition by Veeda Ahmed

11th – 20th October 2017
At the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts
19-22 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3SG
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Veeda Ahmed (PhD)

Camel and Keeper, siyah qalam with arabesque. 7x6 inchesTrained initially as a painter and sculptor, she completed her MFA from the Department of Fine Arts, University of the Punjab, in Lahore, with a first class first and a gold medal (1975). She went on to the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford (1976-77). Upon her return to Pakistan she continued to draw, paint and exhibit in numerous group shows before moving to London in 1990 where she is presently based. Here in London she had her first solo exhibition at the Barbican in 1994 and another solo at the Chawkandi Gallery in Karachi in 2000.

She completed her Doctorate (in 2013) from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, and the title of her practice based PhD thesis is “Drawing on Tradition:

The recognition and relevance of the elements of Persian, Mughal and Pahari drawing and painting in the contemporary art practice of Indo-Pakistan.”

She is a member of the Chelsea Art Society, London and TIMA (The Islamic Manuscript Association) in Cambridge.

To view Veeda Ahmed’s artworks please choose from the following galleries:
Painting, Arabesque, Drawing, Geometry