Naira Mushtaq ………………. Painter

Lahore, Pakistan

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I suffer from foot in mouth syndrome, having decided pretty earlier on to opt for a career choice that has given me many joys, fractured fingers, eternal poverty and what i’m pretty sure is an early ulcer. A career in arts (- and ever increasing tendency to make terrible life choices) is probably the reason i was put on earth.

Trained as a painter I graduated from National College of arts in,2013. Since then i have a had a very active studio practice,showing and collaborating both locally and internationally.
I have an ever increasing interest in public art, being part of Awami Art Collective-a rag tag bunch of artists, socialist and activists- to create a platform to bring art  outside from the gallery spaces to generate a discourse that addresses various social and identity issues.