Shireen Ikramullah, Pakistan
Shireen Ikramullah is a Pakistani/British artist, art critic, educator and museologist with a background in painting and printmaking. She completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore in 2006 and began working at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (National Art Gallery) in Islamabad. Her core assignment was to assist the Head of the Visual Arts department with the inauguration of the gallery. She went on to work at the Rohtas Gallery in Islamabad as the co-curator for several shows.
In 2009, she completed her Masters in Art Gallery and Museum Studies from The University of Manchester, which included an internship at the Manchester Museum to profile gallery visitors and assess improvements.
She is an active member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics) and writer for several art publications worldwide like NuktaArt Magazine, The Karachi Collective, Art Radar (Hong Kong), ArtNow Pakistan and the DAWN newspaper Gallery section.
Based in Europe since 2017, Shireen continues to maintain her own visual art practice, participating in several exhibitions across Pakistan and other countries. She is, in parallel, working with international artists to curate shows in Pakistan as a means of building stronger bridges for sharing of culture and knowledge.