Artist in Residence, 2023
Danish Ahmed has been working as a visual artist and an academic for the last twenty-seven years. He is currently working with the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in the capacity of Associate Professor and served as the head of the Foundation Programme for 5 years.
Danish has an MFA research degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has exhibited his works in several group shows in Pakistan and a solo show in Sydney. He recently had a solo at Chawkandi Gallery, Karachi in 2022.
He is also a founding member of the online art discursive The Karachi Collective as well as a member of the advisory panel for art.
The transformation of the human condition is reduced to lives in pursuit of the unending materialistic pleasures—to ultimately result in the subjugation of nature and spiritual dimensions of existence from experiences of our daily lives.
The ‘cuboid’ series is a work in progress- an extension of the ongoing narrative rooted within my practice. It seems nature is receding from being a vital part of our life, or perhaps forced into confinement in order to be replaced by the material world man has created for his own consumption.
The cubed and boxed spaces are reduced to a narrowed and fragmented experience wrought by covetousness and materialism. What is beyond this narrow box of human experience is either rejected or ignored because of the blinding seduction of the material world. These expanding hypercube analogues seem to be ossifying the glimpses of a greater order present but eschewed from human experience.