Danish Ahmed is a visual artist and associated with academia since 1995. He completed his MFA research degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2010. During his career as an artist Ahmed has exhibited in several group shows within Pakistan, with a solo show at Cross Art Projects in Sydney, Australia. He is currently working with the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in the capacity of Associate Professor and Head of the Foundation Program.
His work often talks about the hegemony of consumerism and materialism as a crisis of contemporary urban life. The discourse points towards the transformation of the human condition and how it is reduced to living in pursuit of unending materialistic pleasures – to ultimately result in the subjugation of nature and spiritual dimensions of existence. 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.
In addition to the persistent use of the Coke bottle as a symbol in construction of the ongoing visual narrative, the current ‘cuboid’ series 2018, is a new edition in a similar trajectory within his practice.