The compilation of the Karachi Art Directory would not have been possible without the help of our wonderful partners and collaborators.
VM Art Gallery was instrumental in making KAD possible. The archive of newspapers covering art activities in the country maintained at the Art Resource Centre located within the premises of the VM Art Gallery was amongst the key sources used by the internees for data collection. The gallery also hosted our interns as they researched contemporary artists and their practices.
The V.M Art Gallery is a project of Rangoonwala Trust and has actively been supporting Pakistani arts including contemporary arts, since its inception in 1987. V.M. is recognized as a dynamic space for contemporary art in Pakistan. It has also institutionalized the task of preserving art collections and the task of actively engaging in the development and progression of the local art scene.
Riffat Alvi has been the Director at VM ART Gallery for almost three decades. She is an internationally renowned ceramist and has travelled and exhibited extensively in Pakistan and abroad. Riffat Alvi is the person behind the archive of all art based activities reported in the print media housed in the Art Resource Centre at VM Art Gallery.
Munawar Ali Syed is an active artist and art educator with several national and international shows to his credit. He is the main force behind ‘The Great Wall of Truck Art Project’ at the New Islamabad Airport executed in collaboration with Wajid Ali. He was instrumental in connecting us to truck artists and sharing his knowledge of this popular commercial practice. His insights helped us understand the practise and determine our criteria for the category. He also served as a member on our review panel for the category of Truck Artist.
We are thankful to the following institutions for helping us: