With great pride, LBF marks a significant milestone as the Green School Certification Program (GSCP) concludes its pilot phase. The program seeks critical thinking and whole systems learning on climate education through art and education, especially in the context of the Global South. The project functions parallel to the academic ... More
Manduva is an exploration of seven and a half decades of Pakistani cinema. An attempt to initiate archiving and reading of indigenous cinematic syntax. Pakistan has loved and owned it sometimes but also hated and abandoned it intermittently. It’s part of Pakistan’s heritage and this component attempts to reclaim it, ... More
Sangat Lahore is paying tribute to the extraordinary women and men by putting up distinctive blue enamel plaques in their memory, at places where they lived or worked. These exceptional individuals were painters, writers, poets, architects and master craftsmen, wrestlers, storytellers, actors, scholars, teachers, revolutionaries, philosophers, jurists, cooks, weavers, embroiderers, designers, ... More
The LBF Virtual Museum is a platform that investigates the cultural heritage of Pakistan and the legacies of creative practice that have emerged from it, with ‘place’ being a significant contextual frame. The museum will produce knowledge that will be rooted in the local domain and function as an online ... More
Memory - Legacy - Migration The Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) in collaboration with the British Council presented a three, day site specific art exhibition featuring work by artist Farida Batool and curated by Tanvir Hasan. This exhibition is situated in one of the city’s historic buildings—the Dyal Singh Mansions, on ... More
Zinda-dil-a’an-e-Lahore – Billboard Project is an initiative of Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) in partnership with Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Kinetic Pakistan. Curated by Qudsia Rahim, Executive Director, LBF; artworks of 16 participating artists were displayed between 24 Nov 2020 - 4 Dec 2020. Lahore ... More
The Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and the Goethe-Institut, in further collaboration with Vasl, Pakistan, launched an open call in May 2016, for an eight-week artist residency, seeking two Germany-based artists and/or researchers interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice related to cities and urban phenomena. Karachi and Lahore were chosen to ... More
My East is Your West* was an official collateral event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, which united for the first time the historically conflicting nations of India and Pakistan in a collaborative exhibition by artists from both countries, namely Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai) and Rashid Rana (Lahore). ... More
Rooted/پیوستہ (Paivasta) is a public art project at Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens), Lahore. Curated and commissioned by the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and British Council Pakistan, with generous support from the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Lahore, the project is second in the Art in Public Spaces series. Lahore is historically ... More
Where the Bus Stops is a project that carries in it the ethos of what LBF is truly about. The approach to all of our programs conducted within the public realm is to bring together diverse thinkers, practitioners and partners in such a way that outputs and outcomes generate new ... More
Urbanities aims to enable a broad audience to engage with contemporary art through discursive and artistic events, to link the emerging artist-curator generation in Pakistan with that in Germany, and to stimulate a lively exchange of discourse and practice.
A four-day symposium of talks, workshops, think tanks, performances and exhibitions. 1 – 4 December 2016 City in Context is a collaborative venture that brings forth three key projects: Urbanities – Art and Public Space in Pakistan by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan and Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF), and Stories We Tell (Aao Sunayein Kahani) by the ... More
This public program curated by Natasha Ginwala was envisioned as a multi-part, interdisciplinary platform for the Gujral Foundation’s project My East is Your West, which in turn was part of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) as a collateral event.
This curatorial workshop held at Nairang Art Gallery brought together participants from Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan through a nomination process. The participants were diverse, ranging from artists and young curators to educators and writers. The workshop’s goal was to expose diverse participants in Pakistan to new curatorial strategies, allowing for ... More
17-19 July, 2016 With the aim to discuss copyrights, intellectual property, and information sharing in light of art and law in Pakistan, a three-day workshop was organized as part of Urbanities.
LBF seeks to encourage creative, community-centric approaches to public interventions; the design of an outdoor waiting area at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) by artists Naima Dadabhoy and Roohi Ahmed makes manifest one of the many aims of the foundation.A collaboration between the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and the ... More
In 2015, the residency focused on the concept of Metropolis and the multifaceted and ever-evolving dynamics of urban culture. The city acted as a ‘model’ for the investigation of different parallels present within an urban setting and its subsequent effect on the community. The findings of such an exploration culminated ... More
The project aims to bridge gaps between communities and individuals by cultivating an exchange of ideas and experiences. An intercultural dialogue is being initiated and fostered using site-specific community projects that serve as a point for the generation and collection of multiple narratives. It would further encourage the citizenry of ... More
The Theertha Artists Collective, with support from the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF), invited two artists from Pakistan to participate in the international performing platform Borderlines in Colombo. Borderlines saw multiple performances in Borella, on March 16, 2015, as a result of a weeklong residency. Participating performance artists were encouraged to ... More