Fazal Rizvi


Fazal Rizvi is an artist currently based between Hunza Valley and Karachi, Pakistan. His inquiry rests somewhere between the personal, the social and the political. Having spent a few years thinking about the materiality and immateriality of the sea and its borders, Rizvi keeps returning to the personal and familial as a point of departure. Rizvi has also begun his long term engagement in reference to the glacial and mountainous terrain in the north of Pakistan.

Rizvi graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He has been an artist in residence at the Arcus Studios, Japan, in 2011, and was the recipient of the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust award for Gasworks Studios Residency, London, in 2014. He was also the recipient of the Pro Helvetia New Delhi studio residency in Zurich, 2020, and has been a resident artist at the Jan van Eyck Academie, the Netherlands, for the year 2020-21.