Nusra Latif Qureshi Shallow encounters in deep waters

11 November –
9 December 2023

Yes there will be demons
And the thought
That how do you lure them into poetry
Darkness shelters both
Confronted, wounded hands
Staring at death
Not the sadness but horror
An exercise in letting go
An exercise none the less
Letting go unwillingly

Did you know
You are rain
Drops of gentle words
Kindness sprinkled over parched dust
Droplets, incessant kindness
Love shed like tears of joy
Darkness that is wet and kind like sleep
Dreams woven into water
Peace of eternal sleep
Promise of everlasting hope
Lasting dream

– Nusra Latif Qureshi, 2023

Selected solo exhibitions

Nusra Latif Qureshi: The Land I See Is Not Elsewhere, Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton, 2022; Promises of a Parallel Cosmos, Warrnambool Art Gallery, 2021; Strategies of Intent, 4A Centre for contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, 2019; Views from the Gold Pavilion, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2018; Of Birds of prey/paradise, Utopia and perhaps Elysian Fields, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015; The biological remains of an eighteenth century sampler, Chawkandi Art Clifton, Karachi, 2014; Simulacra – strategies of selves, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne, 2013; Desires of Memory, Rohatas Gallery, Lahore, 2013; Forever and Ever, Green Cardamom, London, 2012; Realms of Intimacy: Miniaturist Practice from Pakistan, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2011; The Invisible Gun, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, 2009; Acts of Compliance, Studio Glass Gallery, London, 2005; The Way I Remember Them, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, 2004.

Selected group exhibitions

Beyond the Page: South-Asian Miniature Painting and Britain, 1600–Now, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2023; Sharjah Biennial 15: Thinking Historically in the Present, Sharjah, 2023; SOUL Fury, Bendigo Art Gallery, 2021; So Fine: Contemporary women artists make Australian history, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2018; The Shape of Time,Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wien, 2017; Nothing to Declare?, The Academy of Arts, Berlin, 2013; Negotiating This World: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, 2012; Beyond the Self, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2011; Contemporary Miniatures, QAGOMA, Brisbane, 2011-12; The Global Contemporary, Zentrum Fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, 2011; Drawn From Life, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 2011; The Rising Tide, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, 2010; Beyond The Page, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, 2010; 53rd Venice BiennaleEast West Divan: Contemporary Art from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Venice, 2009.

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