Haider Ali Jan (b. 1983) is a Bachelor of Visual Art (2008) from Mariam Dawood School of Art and Architecture, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore and has exhibited widely within Pakistan and abroad including New Wight Biennial – UCLA Department of Art (2016), 5 Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2016), Asia Triennial Pacific 8 - Queensland Art Gallery (2015), Love, War and Longings - Harvard-Brown Pakistani Film Festival at Cambridge (2015) and 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial - Asian Art Museum in Japan (2014).
In the words of Rashid Rana, "Haider Ali Jan is undoubtedly one of the most promising young artists to have emerged from Pakistan in the last ten years. He has developed a unique visual language which is based on a seamless amalgamation and synthesis of (found) familiar images from his surroundings, his facility with conventional drawing and painting, and the ease with which he incorporates tools of technology in his practice. His new works make a complex process of a journey of an image; starting from a found photo content to an abstracted-drawing, with help of new media tools, to its translation into a painting done with enamel paint; a medium used for painting objects and homes in everyday life – in the end to make everything seemingly appear effortless. He adds to our experience of viewing the two-dimensional reality present in our visual landscape by further heightening it and taking it into a hyperreal world; the genius of Haider is that he adds all these layers of meaning into his work by not adding further visual information but instead by visually reducing an image to minimum possible elements. The complexity of his processes and ideas is indeed embedded in the apparent simplicity."