Amra Ali is an independent art critic, researcher and curator based in Karachi, Pakistan. She holds a BA,FA from the Department of Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, Canada (1986). She was a Nieman Affiliate at Harvard University and studied drawing, art history and criticism (2002-3). She has been contributing reviews and issue-based writing for newspapers and publications in Pakistan and internationally since 1990. She was a co-founder and Senior Editor of NuktaArt, a first international bi-annual art publication from Karachi, Pakistan.
Among her publications are a book, ‘Homecoming’, Rasheed Araeen (2014, VM Gallery, Karachi), a chapter titled, ‘Ruptures of Rasheed Araeen in the Politics of Visual Arts: For a New Discourse in Pakistan’ in the publication ‘Intersections of Contemporary Art, Anthropology and Art History in South Asia: Decoding Visual Worlds’, Edited by Dev Nath Pathak & Sasanka Parera (Pelgrave, 2018). She has also presented papers at national and international conferences and subsequently published them.