Rashid Rana

Pakistani, b. 1968

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Rashid Rana

Pakistani, b. 1968

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In his sculptures, installations, and photographs, Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana explores the impact of globalization and media on South Asian life and identity. Rana's large-scale photographs, which he describes as "unpacked abstraction," appear as non-representative, geometric compositions from afar but up close, they are revealed to comprise thousands of content-specific images. Similarly playing with the relationship between part and whole, semblance and reality, the artist's "Books" sculptures use pixelated prints on aluminum blocks to generate what looks like stacks of books.

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Whitechapel Gallery
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

In his sculptures, installations, and photographs, Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana explores the impact of globalization and media on South Asian life and identity. Rana's large-scale photographs, which he describes as "unpacked abstraction," appear as non-representative, geometric compositions from afar but up close, they are revealed to comprise thousands of content-specific images. Similarly playing with the relationship between part and whole, semblance and reality, the artist's "Books" sculptures use pixelated prints on aluminum blocks to generate what looks like stacks of books.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Whitechapel Gallery
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Rashid Rana
At the Venice Biennale, Four Pavilions Tackle National Politics Head-On
Jul 2nd, 2015
At the Venice Biennale, Balancing Hope with National Interests
May 9th, 2015
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