Jamil Baloch

Brief info

Jamil Baloch was born on June 12, 1972 in Noshki, Balochistan, Pakistan. He is a visual artist (sculptor, painter). He got early education from his hometown Noshki, Pakistan. He graduated from National College of Arts Lahore in 1997.
Baloch's work narrates the impact of social and political barriers upon the society. He works in multiple mediums. He is currently teaching at National College of Arts Lahore.
His work signifies different behaviors of a society. Belongs from a rich cultural heritage he incorporates the traditional models with modernity in his art. Most of his earlier works interpret violence and cruelty of power and continuous attempt for survival by mankind.
He has been artist in resident, Art Omi, USA 2015, Vermont Studio Center, USA 2011. Theertha, Columbo, Srilanka, 2006. George Keyt Foundation, Srilanka, 2004. Vasl, international, Gaddani Balochistan, Pakistan, 2006. Theertha, Columbo, Srilanka,2006.
He is also awarded by Rangoonwala Award in national Exhibition of Visual Arts in 2003, Karachi and Honorable Prize International Art Biennale in 2008, Bangladesh. Young Art Exhibition, Lahore (1993). Balochistan Family Planning Competition (1994). Photography Competition (1997). Winsor Newton Competition (2000). National Exhibition Visual Arts, Lahore (2003). International Artist Camp., Habarana Colombo, Sri Lanka (2004). International Art Biennale, Bangladesh (2008). Prize awarded in an international art competition, Jeddah Saudi Arabia. 2007.
He exhibited lot of solo shows, SANAT ART GALLERY, KARACHI, Couadro art gallery, Dubai, 2013. Artchowk gallery Karachi, 2012. Vermont studio center, USA. 2011. Rothas II, Lahore, 2010. Gandhara art space, Karachi. 2009. Canvas art gallery, Karachi. 2008. Canvas art gallery, Karachi ,2005. Canvas art Gallery, Karachi, 2004. Charity show for Care,Lahore, 1998. Gandhara art gallery, Islamabad, 1992. Quetta club, 1988. Quetta Serina hotel, 1986. Town Hall gallery, Sibi, Balochistan. 1986. Quetta Club ,1985. Quetta U.O.B gallery, 1984. Town art gallery Noshki, Balochistan, 1984... and participated in selected exhibitions, Sea+ Triennale, Indonesia, 2013. two man show, Khaas gallery, islamabad.2011. Gandhara art space, Hongkong, 2009. four persons show, Canvas gallery, 2009. Three persons show, Canvas gallery. 2006. two persons show, Canvas gallery. karachi, 2002. Three persons show, Canvas gallery. 2000. two persons show, Nomad gallery, Islamabad, 1999. Thesis show, NCA, Lahore, 1997.
And also participated in many group shows in Pakistan and abroad, (USA, UK, UAE, France, China, Japan, India, Dubai, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Malaysia.