Masters degree in Art,Photography, Nottingham Trent University 2013.
Masters degree in Art, -Museum and Gallery Management, City University London, 2006
Bachelors degree in Art -(Hons) in History of Art, Goldsmith College, University of London, 2002Selected Solo Exhibitions2019
You Get Me?, Oldham Gallery, UK / 9 March – 8 June 2019
Mitti Ka Ghar - New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK / 25 May 2018 — 31 March 20192018
You Get Me? - Impressions Gallery, Bradford, UK
Going Back to Where I Came From - New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK2017You Get Me? - Autograph ABP (Curated by Mark Sealy MBE), London, UK
2016Mitti Ka Ghar – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
The Commonality of Strangers, The Public, Wolverhampton, UK2015The Commonality of Strangers, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, (in association with New Art Exchange)The Commonality of Strangers, New Art Exchange - Nottingham, UK
What does it mean to be a British Pakistani male today?, mac - Birmingham, UK 2011Joe Strummer, Subway Gallery - London, UKSelected Group Exhibitions2019
KALEIDOSCOPE: Immigration and Modern Britain, Somerset House, London, UK /12 June – 8 September 20192016An Ideal for Living, Beetles + Huxley Gallery - London, UK
The Discoveries - Houston Foto Fest, Texas, US2015
Birmingham Show, Eastside Projects - Birmingham, UK
Summer Show, Aperture Gallery, New York City, USA2014
50 Years On The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, mac - Birmingham, UK
The Photographers Wall, Library of Birmingham UK 2013
Be A Man Sumarria Lunn Gallery - London, UK2012
Culture Cloud, New Art Exchange, Curators Choice Award - Nottingham, UK
Arles Open Photography Salon, Galerie Huit, Arles, France2011
Anticurate: Exhibition Five, mac - Birmingham, UK2010
Viewpoints, Viewfinder Gallery, London, UK
West Midlands Open, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - Birmingham, UKCommissions
2017 - 2018
Faith - Autograph Media, UK
Portraits of prominent leaders from all faiths, contributing their messages of peace and understanding as part of a national campaign of unity called ‘Faith’. Series will be exhibited in public spaces which will include, underground, national rail and billboards (duration 1 year)
Slow Boat - Ikon Gallery, UK
Using the slow boat as a darkroom / studio (duration 1 year)
Black Country Voyages – The Auspicious Journey / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Artist-In-Residence / Autograph ABP and Light Work, Syracuse, NY, USA
Artist-In-Residence / New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2013 - 2017
Multistory – Artist-in-Residence, Wolverhampton, UK
Artist Exchange in Pakistan and UK - Ikon Gallery - British Council , UK – Vassl Gallery, NL
10 - week Commission - mac, Birmingham, UK
Going Back To Where I Came From, Ikon Gallery, Arts Council, England UK
You Get Me? (Publisher, MACK books - ISBN 978-1-910164-84-6), 2017
The Quiet Town of Tipton (Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing, in association with Multistory - ISBN: 978-1-907893-72-8)
The Commonality Of Strangers ( Publisher New Art Exchange, ISBN: 978-0-9560253-8-8)
GRANTS & AWARDS:
British Muslim Award 2019 (Nominated for Outstanding Achievement for the Year),UK
Eastern Eye - Arts Culture & Theatre Awards 2018 (Nominated for Emerging Artist Award), UK
Deutsche Börse Prize 2018/19, Nominated under the long list for ‘You Get Me?’
GG2 Media & Creative Arts 2018 (Nominated for Exemplary Achievement in the creative industry), UK.
Inaugural Photobook Award Recipient - You Get Me?, Light Work, USA
Deutsche Börse Prize 2017/18, Nominated under the long list for ‘You Get Me?’
Selected for Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Houston Fotofest, Houston Texas USA
First Place - Format 13 Portfolio Review Award, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
Curators Choice Award - Culture Cloud, New Art Exchange
Vanity Fair - Italia
Grazia Middle East
Crack Magazine - Art feature of You Get Me? commissioned essay by Alice Nicolov
Financial Times - You Get Me? featured in print in Snap Shot.
Contact Sheet –187 Light Work Annual - 2016
Don’t Get Me? Source Magazine – Issue No 78. Summer 2014, Northern Ireland
Emaho Magazine (online) – May 2013
L’Officiel Hommes, Spring/Summer 2013
Hunter Magazine, Spring/Summer 2013
SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE:
The Guardian - 15 May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured In Pictures.
Huck Magazine - April 2017 - You Get Me? Featured and with interview and text by Michal Segalov.
Financial Times (UK) - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured and text by Tom Graham.
The Independent - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured with interview and text by Kashmira Gander.
Metro - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured with interview and text by Alex Hickson.
The Economist - June 2017 - You Get Me? Featured and writing by Rahul Verma.
Buzz Feed - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured and text by Louise Ridley and Matthew Tucker.
The New York Times - Lens - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured in Lens with text by Jonathan Blaustein.
BBC World Service - May 2017 - Video piece featuring You Get Me?
Dazed - May 2017 - You Get Me? Featured and interviewed by Niall Flynn.
Asian Network - The Big Debate - May 2017 - Radio Interview with Qasa Alom for the BBC Asian Network.
BBC Radio London - May 2017 - Radio interview live with Jumoke Fashola
Paper Journal - Interview - You Get Me? by Nina Manandhar.
British Journal of Photography - You Get Me? Featured, text by Susanna D’Aliesio.
Its Nice That - You Get Me? Featured with text by Bryony Stone.
Desi Blitz - You Get Me? Featured and text by Eshvari Sharma.
Media Diversified - You Get Me? Featured and with writing by Jamal Mehmood.
Arts Council England – 16 August 2016 - Post-Brexit, with co-author Skinder Hundal, Director of New Art Exchange.
Strange Fire Magazine - July 14, 2016 - Q&A with Hamidah Glasgow
BBC Culture – Does this image sum up Britain? - 26 July 2016 Review by Fiona Macdonald for An Ideal for Living.
TIME - 10 Things to See at FotoFest Houston – 16 March 2016 - You Get Me? is highlighted as one of the series to see in America’s longest running festival of international photography.
Buzz Feed News - Photographer Captures A Muslim Community Three Years After A Nail Bomb
Attack – 5 February 2016 Full page spread online featuring ‘The Quiet Town of Tipton’
The Guardian – Muslim Ghetto – In Picture 13 August 2015 - Muslim Ghetto series exhibited in the Photography section
The Huffington Post (Online) – February 2015 Review by Louise Ridley ‘The Commonality of Strangers’
Nottingham Post – February 2015 - Review by Mark Patterson ‘The Commonality of Strangers’.
BBC East Midlands Today - January 2015 - Television interview with Geeta Pendse discussing the New Art Exchange commission and solo show – The Commonality of Strangers.
Ceasefire Magazine - January 2015 - Reflections –Essay by Roger Bromley. ‘The Commonality of Strangers’.
The Guardian – 21 April 2014 - ’50 Years On: the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies’ article by Stuart Hall.
The Telegraph Online - April 2013 – 4 Star Review - Interviewed by Louise Donovan – ‘Be a Man’ exhibition.
The Huffington Post Online – March 2013 - Review by Dr Michael Petry – ‘Be a Man’ exhibition.
BBC 4 – Britain Through the Lens – Summer 2017 / The documentary introduces Mahtab's contemporary art practice.
Autograph ABP - June
Royal Academy - May
Tate Modern – November
Ikon Gallery – October
Farm Cultural Park – February
Strange Cargo – October
Cheltenham Literary Festival – October
Maryland Institute College of Art - March
Syracuse University - March
New Art Exchange January
Nottingham Trent University - October
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design BIAD - October
Ikon Gallery - October
AMAN House, Karachi - September
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi - September
Joseph Chamberlain College, Birmingham - June
South Birmingham College, Birmingham - November
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas USA
Autograph ABP Collection, London, UK
The Light Work Collection, Syracuse, New York USA
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