Nusra Latif Qureshi will take part in the Beyond the Page Conference at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes on the occasion of the artist’s inclusion in the landmark group exhibition currently on view at the museum, Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now.
Artists, art historians and authors will gather for a day-long interdisciplinary discussion of the entangled histories of Britain and South Asia, their impact on the evolution of the miniature painting tradition and its revival as an aesthetic and critical force in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Nusra Latif Qureshi Beyond the Page Conference MK Gallery (Milton Keynes, UK) 19 January 2024 10:00 – 17:00 GMT
Please note this event is ticketed and has a limited capacity for in-person attendance. There will be an online version of the conference which will be live-streamed throughout the day (booking required).
Nusra Latif Qureshi, ‘Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now’, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s digital photomontage DID YOU COME HERE TO FIND HISTORY? is included in the group exhibition Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now at the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, UK. This monumental show explores how the traditions of South Asian miniature painting have been reclaimed and reinvented by modern and contemporary artists, taken forward beyond the pages of illuminated manuscripts to experimental forms that include installations, sculpture, and film.
Featuring work by artists from different generations working in dialogue with the miniature tradition, the exhibition presents contemporary works alongside examples of miniature painting dating as far back as the mid-16th century, many of which have been drawn from major collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. This landmark exhibition showcases South Asian miniature painting to spark novel and meaningful connections across epochs through a rich array of multidisciplinary works.
Beyond the Page: South Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600 to Now MK Gallery 7 October 2023–28 January 2024
Hear Nusra Latif Qureshi speak about her Sharjah Biennial 15 presentation, a selection of mixed media works—four of which were commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art—that explores critical displays of power and its incumbent historical misrepresentations.
Latif Qureshi’s works are on view at the Calligraphy Square in Sharjah from 7 February to 11 June 2023.
Hear Nusra Latif Qureshi speak about her practice for Art Forum, held at Federation Hall, Melbourne on May 11 at 12:15pm.
Art Forum is the Victorian College of the Arts’ series of weekly talks by leading artists and curators. Providing a rich insight into their work and its relationship with the world, each guest speaker shares the themes, processes and ideas that drive their practice.
Nusra Latif Qureshi announced as a finalist in the 2023 Paul Selzer Prize
Congratulations to Nusra Latif Qureshi who is a finalist in the 2023 Paul Selzer Exhibition and Prize alongside Kay Abude, Trent Crawford and Lisa Waup.
The Paul Selzer Exhibition honours the memory of artist and entrepreneur Paul Selzer and is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Selzer family. The fellowship funds new commissions by contemporary artists who are alumni of the Victorian College of the Arts. As part of the exhibition, a prize of $25,000 will be awarded to one of the four finalists.
The works selected will be exhibited at the Fiona and Sidney Myer Gallery, Melbourne from 30 June – 22 July 2023.
Nusra Latif Qureshi presents five works at Sharjah Biennial 15
Nusra Latif Qureshi presents five works at Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These key works from Qureshi’s oeuvre include a series of installations that draw on key colonial imagery, engage with the reverence of weaponry, and critique the museological convention of collecting and ownership. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Qureshi’s practice is characterised by meticulous layering, overlapping fragments, erasure, and juxtaposition of visual material. Through such interventions, Qureshi investigates little-known histories of colonial eras to reveal complex stereotypes, which are in turn rearranged to construct new narratives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ SB15 runs from 7 February to 11 June 2023.
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s collaborative work with Anna Farago ‘Woven into the Fold’ features in ‘SHE of Mind and Body’ at the Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre, Dandenong until 31 March 2023.
Challenging and exploring historical views of women, SHE of mind and body depicts body image, women’s empowerment, mental and emotional health. It reclaims traditional perceptions of textiles and celebrates art by and for women.
This year’s artists are Caroline Phillips (work pictured at front), Dans Bain, Anna Farago, Neroli Henderson, Georgia MacGuire, Chaco Kato, Vonda Keji, Nusra Qureshi, Ema Shin and Kate V M Sylvester.
Nusra Latif Qureshi at Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present
7 February – 11 June 2023
Conceived by the late Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi, Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Biennial 15 (SB15), titled Thinking Historically in the Present, reflects on Enwezor’s visionary work, which transformed contemporary art and established an ambitious intellectual project that has influenced the evolution of institutions and biennials around the world. Bringing together more than 160 artists from over 70 countries, SB15 will take place in 16 venues across the emirate of Sharjah from 7 February – 11 June 2023. Qureshi’s artworks, along with other participating artists, will offer unique perspectives that interconnect regions, histories, and practices.
You can view the work of Nusra Latif Qureshi in ‘The Cost of Living’ at the Art Gallery of Western Australia alongside Anne Wallace, Pat Brassington, Peter Cooley, Richard Giblett, Catherine Opie, Robert Dickerson and Ronnie Van Hout. ‘The Cost of Living’ explores how understandings and misunderstandings of value shape art and everyday life. It looks at what and how we place value and how that value impacts the way we relate to each other physically, emotionally, and economically. ‘The Cost of Living’ The Art Gallery of Western Australia 22 Oct 2022 – 29 Jan 2023 Image: Nusra Latif Qureshi, ‘DARK MONTHS-I’, 2020, Acrylic, ink and gouache on illustration board, 24.5 x 19.5cm.
‘The Land I See Is Not Elsewhere’ by Nusra Latif Qureshi is a multifaceted installation that questions the histories and legacies of representation of the land in Australia, as much as it pays tribute to the local environment. The work reflects on our relationship to the natural world and references the history of Australian landscape painting, with a specific nod to SAM’s large holdings of watercolour landscapes by Albert Namatjira and the extended Hermannsburg School. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Curator: Shelley McSpedden, Acting Artistic Director and Senior Curator. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shepparton Art Muesum Window, 26 March – 31 July 2022.
Nusra Latif Qureshi is a finalist in this years Len Fox Painting Prize 2022. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Len Fox Painting Prize exhibition is held at Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria. 12 March – 13 June, 2022.
‘Doing Feminism: Women’s Art and Feminist Criticism in Australia’ by Anne Marsh
Doing Feminism represents over 220 artists and groups including Catherine Bell, Kate Beynon, Vivienne Binns, Anne Ferran, Elizabeth Gower, Sara Hughes, Helen Johnson, Laresa Kosloff, Lindy Lee, Rosslynd Piggott, Nusra Latif Qureshi and Jane Trengove, with 370 colour illustrations punctuated by extracts from artists’ statements, curatorial writing and critique.
Tracking networks of art practice, exhibitions, protest and critical thought over several generations, Marsh demonstrates the innovation and power of women’s art and the ways in which it has influenced and changed the contemporary art landscape in Australia and internationally.
Nusra Latif Qureshi is included in SOUL fury at Bendigo Art Gallery. Bringing together the work of leading Australian and international contemporary artists working across sculpture, photography, painting, installation, video and textiles, the exhibition reflects on the essential nature of female agency in the current social and political climate.
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s solo exhibition, Promises of a Parallel Cosmos, will be on view at Warrnambool Art Gallery from Saturday 24 April to Sunday 24 June, 2021. The exhibition presents key artworks from the artist’s oeuvre spanning 2011-2019, alongside a new commission developed in response to WAG’s collection of Colonial holdings. Reflecting upon established narratives within art historical depictions of people and society, Qureshi openly critiques their accuracy and uncovers unknown histories. In Promises of a Parallel Cosmos Qureshi eloquently acknowledges the complexity of colonial stories, and encourages a new dialogue for understanding these in the present day.
Melbourne International Arts Festival launch Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Art Tram
Nusra Latif Qureshi’s Melbourne Art Tram recently launched as part of Melbourne International Arts Fair.
In each of her works, Qureshi enlists a collage-like language to bring together an unlikely constellation of techniques, images and complex appropriations from various art historical traditions. The intricate floral pattern that cover Qureshi’s tram references her artwork ‘Layers of red’, 2005, held in the National Gallery of Victoria’s collection. This intricate, two-panel work features a singular female figure, rendered in the style of a Mughal miniature painting, against a floral pattern adapted from an antique French textile.