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Fazal Rizvi

The Dead Tigers of British India – in full colour, 2018
Seven 3D printed tiger paws from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Publication 


Fazal Rizvi lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.
Rizvi is an interdisciplinary artist exploring notions of memory, loss, erasures, and migration.
For LB01, the artist’s project sifted through, and drew from archival material from the British Raj times, specifically the countless images of tiger hunts that overtly display and celebrate the subjugation of one at the hands of another. Using two tigers as main characters: a normal bengal tiger and a white tiger, the work meditated and reflected on ideas of post colonialism, identity and politics, on time and place, and on man’s power over nature.
Rizvi graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He was selected for the Arcus Project Residency, Japan in 2011. He was recipient of the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and British Council Residency at Gasworks, London in 2014, and the Vasl International Artist Residency in 2015. He is currently also a member of the Tentative Collective and teaches at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

Lahore Biennale Foundation