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Bani Abidi was born on 1971 in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Selection from AiM International Biennale, Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo


Not only has she depicted subjects that deals with the historical events that occurred between India and Pakistan, she has created documentaries that portray the minority groups in Pakistan such as the Hindus, Christian and Zoroastrian—emerging into the twilight to briefly claim some space in a public sphere that is increasingly hostile to religious differences.

For Karachi—Series 1 (2009), she photographed non-Muslim Pakistanis in the street at dusk during the holy month of Ramadan, when the metropolis is quiet as Muslims sit down to break their fast. Abidi renders visible the Hindu and Christian minorities, which together constitute less than five per cent of the population, acknowledging that the city is their home too by inviting them to carry out mundane domestic activities—reading a newspaper, ironing, arranging flowers—in public space. Abidi states that the work is “a way to think about the presence of communities that have lived in the city since before the country came into being. As non-Muslims, they have somehow slipped out of mainstream life and are increasingly marginalised and invisible.”


Frame – Experimenter Gallery, Frieze Art Fair, London

Bani Abidi – Karachi, V.M Art Gallery, Karachi

Bani Abidi – Karachi, Green Cardamom, London

Bani Abidi – Recent Works, Gallery SKE, Bangalore

Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space – Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham

No Country: Contemporary Art from South and Southeast Asia – Guggenheim Museum, NY; Asia Society, Hong Kong; Center forContemporary Art, Singapore.

I think it rains – Burger Collection, Cattle Depot Artist Village, HongKong

On Dithering – Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

Sub Topical Heat – New Art from South Asia, Govett Brewster Contemporary Art Museum, Taranaki

Making Normative Orders – Demonstrations of Power, Doubt and Protest, Frankfurter Kunstverein

Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space – Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell, Ithaca, NY

In India and Far Beyond – Khoj, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin

4th Fotofestival – Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg

Where Three Dreams Cross – 150 Years of Photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and


The ideas and concepts of her works were all from her own divided biography (Doshi, 2010). Her works consist of heavy political and cultural elements, the tension between Pakistan and India in particular (Cheng, n.d.) . Her works showed her critiques to culture and politics (, n.d.), most of the time, she comment through absurd vignettes and humorous (Anon, n.d.).


2006 Contemporary Commonwealth, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne


Bani started to join group exhibitions and screenings from 2003, and held her solo exhibitions and screenings from 2006. She has so far joined over 80 group exhibitions and screenings worldwide and held her solo exhibitions for 12 times.


As she thought “Pakistan is actually only depicted in news media and almost never through film, literature or art”, in 2000, she started working primarily in video instead of just using photography to comment upon politics and culture. “I prefer to engage with things I may or may not find important at my own discretion, and feel a bit throttled by the world’s anxious curiosity about Pakistan. So I think I make a conscious effort to stay away from a flat definition of what is critical or political, both conceptually and visually.” Abidi stresses, however, that her work does not only look at Pakistan, “It’s about power, security, and militarised architecture; and it’s about the vulnerability of regular people.” Although there were only few artists, especially female artists working with video and photography, she believed it would succeed, “As for the media of video and photography, they are only now starting to be used by younger artists.”

She also tried to participate in numerous residency programs between 2000–2012. In 2011/2012, she was the artist in Residence at DAAD Artists Residency in Berlin.


In 1999, her film Mangoes touches the lives of a Pakistani and Indian women who eat mangoes together. They share each stories about their childhood that heightened sense of nostalgia and nationalism that exists in the Indian and Pakistani Diaspora. These women stress the idea of a shared history, while they eat a mango.


Bani Abidi has shown her works in exhibitions and film festivals internationally and participated in numerous residency programs since 1996. Films like Mangoes and Karachi—Series 1 display her compassion towards ideas and subject manners that often depict religious, social, and political commentary.


The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe


Bani Abidi (born 1971) is a Pakistani video artist. She is best known for her satirical engagement with contemporary South Asian politics and culture.

Abidi was born in Karachi, the capital of Pakistani province of Sindh, in 1971. She lived in New Delhi and Karachi, and currently resides in Berlin. In 1994, she chose to study painting and printmaking, earning a Bachelor of Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan. From 1997 she studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, completing a master’s degree in 1999. While attending the Art Institute, she developed a profound interest in cinematography. She incorporated films with her other practices of art to produce works that address issues with nationalism and post-colonialism, specifically India and Pakistan. Relations between India and Pakistan have been complex due to a number of historical and political events. Relations between the two states have been defined by the violent partition of British India in 1947, the Kashmir conflict and the numerous military conflicts fought between the two nations. Consequently, even though the two South Asian nations share linguistic, cultural, geographic, and economic links, their relationship has been plagued by hostility and suspicion. Her interests are drawn upon the lives of individuals that are affected by these disputes.