Team

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Fawzia Naqvi

 

Editor in Chief and CEO

 

Senior Media Professional

CEO- Al Nissa Communications

Lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan

 

Education-

BA St Joseph’s College

MA SOAS, University of London

 

Profile-

Fawzia Naqvi is CEO of Al Nissa Communications and Editor-in-Chief of ArtNow Pakistan. She was previously the Publisher and Editor of Zameen Publishing, UK, the Manager of Communications at South Magazine, New York, and Manager of Supplements, Dawn Group of Newspapers, Karachi. She is a senior media professional who has worked in the government sector in Islamabad as the Media Advisor to the Chairman, National Accountability Bureau. Naqvi has expansively written on social and accountability issues and was the Founder and President of MWPJO (Media Women Publishers and Journalists Organization).

 

Fawzia Naqvi is a member on the Board of the Aman Foundation, a member of the Managing Committee, Lady Dufferin Hospital, Karachi, and Honorary CEO and Trustee of the Foundation of Museum and Modern Art (FOMMA), Karachi. She is a trustee of the Lahore Biennale Foundation and a board member of the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA).Naqvi is also an avid golfer and the Lady Captain of Karachi Golf Club.

 

She has a postgraduate degree in International Relations (Near and Middle Eastern Studies) from SOAS, University of London.

 

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Quddus Mirza

 

Editor

 

Pakistani Contemporary Artist

Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan

 

Education-

BFA National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
MA (Painting) Royal College of Arts, London
Doctoral Candidate, Punjab University, Pakistan

 

Profile-

Quddus Mirza is a well-known art critic, artist and educator. He is Professor and Head of the Fine Arts department at his alma mater National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore. Mirza has written comprehensively about art in Pakistan for several national and international publications. He has also co-authored the books “50 Years of Visual Arts in Pakistan”, “The Rising Tide” and “Hanging Fire”. He is the Editor at ArtNow Pakistan and also writes for The News.

 

Quddus Mirza has successfully curated several national and international art exhibitions. In his long career as a painter he is known for his spontaneous yet calculated multifarious themes in acrylics and oil primarily.

 

 

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Maheen Aziz

 

Assistant Editor & Contributor | Manager 

Lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Education-

MA Karachi University

 

Profile-

Maheen Aziz is an Assistant Editor and writer at ArtNow Pakistan and Manager at Al-Nissa Communications. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science with first class second position from the University of Karachi. An active student and participant, she has won various debate competitions in her college and university.

 

Her interest in writing led her to start her career as a writer. She wrote articles on national and international issues and was also associated with different websites as a content and academic writer. Maheen has also been a part of an event organization from 2012 to 2014 as an event organizer and strategic planner. In 2016, she joined The News International, Jang group, as a writer and sub-editor. Currently she is settled in Karachi.

 

 

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Jovita Alvares

 

Assistant, Designer & Contributor

Visual Artist

Lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Education-

BFA Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

Profile-

Jovita Alvares is a recent graduate from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and has joined Al Nissa Communications as Assistant and Designer as well as Sub-Editor and Writer for ArtNow Pakistan. As valedictorian for the class of 2016, Alvares has received her undergraduate degree in fine art with a distinction in thesis and an overall distinction. She has received numerous awards including the Imran Mir Art Prize in 2016.

 

Alvares is a visual artist by profession and has had multiple group shows in Karachi and Dubai. She has also participated in the 4th Sanat artist residency earlier this year. Settled and working in Karachi, she regularly reviews and interviews for the magazine.

 

 

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Zoya Nadeem

 

Manager of Events 

Gallery Manager (FOMMA)

 

Visual Artist

Lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Education-

BFA Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

Profile-

Zoya Nadeem is the Gallery Manager at Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (FOMMA).She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with major in printmaking and minor in photography. She has interned at Dawn (White Star) and was associated with The Citizens Foundation as an active volunteer.

 

Her interest in macro photography led her to treat her artwork as landscapes that tell stories. She likes to experiment and employ different printing techniques on various mediums. Zoya has also been an art teacher and an active member of the outreach team for Rahnuma Schooling Project at Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture.

 

 

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Nimra Khan

 

Manager Special Projects

 

Visual Artist & Art Writer

Lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

Education-

BFA Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

 

Profile-

Nimra Khan is an artist and art writer based in Karachi, Pakistan. She graduated from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture with a Bachelors in Fine Art in 2012 and was the recipient of the Dr. Saieem-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Award for Best Dissertation. She has been part of a number of group shows and her essays and reviews on Pakistani art have been published in numerous exhibition catalogues of the Sanat Gallery, and in Dawn EOS, ArtNow Pakistan, Newsline and the Friday Times. Her writings were also featured in “The First 50”, a collection of essays and articles published by the Sanat Initiative.