Irfan Gul Dahri
Teacher | Artist | Curator
Born in 1979, Shahdadpur a small town in Sindh, Irfan Gul Dahri holds a Masters degree in Visual Art from National College of Arts and was awarded with Charles Wallace Visiting Artist Fellowship 2013/14 to study in Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London. He participated in Karachi Biennale 2019 with his sculptural installation for public in Karachi Zoo, and Lahore Biennale 2020 collateral event “It’s About Body” – a project of Studio RM at O Art Space, Art for Climate Change art residency Naran in 2018, Climate Change and Art – A Practitioners’ Retreat, art residency Swat in 2016 and Vasl residency Karachi in 2007. Dahri has remained active in various community projects regarding student counseling and training through lectures, seminars, discussions and formal art classes at NCA, UOG, PU, NTU, BNU, Studio RM and other institutions. Irfan received ‘Arjumand Painting award’ in 2017 as well as Chughtai Award and Principal’s Honors Award in 2003 for academic excellence in B. Design from NCA where he has been teaching as permanent faculty since 2006. Dahri has had five solo shows along with numerous group exhibitions in Pakistan, Dubai, Singapore, England, America and India. Irfan works as an independent curator as well as with O Art Space as gallery curator since 2016. He lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.