The Youth Forum initiative of the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) actively engages with younger audiences that include in-school and out-of-school children, through public and private sector schools from across Lahore. The Youth Forum is a free educational resource and community-building program that aims for inclusion beyond socio-economic boundaries. LBF works ... More
The Afforestation Project is designed to encourage a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach amongst the fields of art and philanthropy in Pakistan which focuses on supporting research and development – by building relationships with private, government, institutional and corporate partners, both at domestic and international levels. Climate change presents a tangible ... More
A discussion with Zoya Siddiqui and Farwa Hassan. At the first ever artSPEAK event, emerging artists Zoya Siddiqui and Farwa Hassan were invited to share their experience as the recipients of the Theertha Performance Platform Award, and to expand upon how their practice related to performance art. The talk took place at Gallery ... More
The Lahore-based Awami Art Collective, a group of cultural practitioners, were invited to speak about their aim of bringing art to public spaces and why they considered such interventions to be of importance. Their ethos of celebrating diversity and enabling peaceful co-existence in a pluralist society particularly aligns them with ... More
Books n Beans - November 5, 2015 For the third artSPEAK, Saba Khan, Basir Mahmood and Dr. Razia Sadik ruminated upon the role of the artist-in-residence within the context of Pakistan and the future possibilities available therein.
April 21, 2016 What is public art? What is public space? What is the significance of art in public space? How can practicing art in the public realm help build resilient communities? How can the barrier between practitioner and public be dissolved?
June 21, 2016 In today’s world, the idea of ‘public space’ extends beyond the physical realm – it is flexible and expansive.
The artSPEAK talks are envisioned as a way to engage artists facilitated by the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) through a series of conversations, presentations and discussions about their experiences. In this way, LBF provides a platform for the said artists and enables them to effectively contribute to, and further, critical ... More
Launched in 2015, the web-based collaboration between the Lahore Biennale Foundation and the public, #DekhoLahore, was planned as a visual investigation of LBF’s home base. Creative individuals were encouraged to photograph the city’s many facets on a weekly basis, and the selected images were shared on our social media outlets ... More
The objective of these meetings is to engage the art community, or public communities, in a conversation that enables them and the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) to critically reflect upon their practices and related concerns. The LBF is cognizant of the fact that it cannot function in a vacuum and ... More
Stories from the Hijra Community of Lahore