Atif Khan


Muhammad Atif Khan graduated with Distinction in 1997 in Fine Art from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. An illustrious career spanning 25 years has seen a plethora of international awards, residencies, and workshops. In 1998, he was awarded the ‘UNESCO-ASHBURG Bursary for Artists’, and was appointed Artist in Residence at the Darat-Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan. He received the ‘Commonwealth Arts & Crafts Award’ in 2007.

Atif Khan was an Artist in Residence at the Swansea Print Workshop in Wales (2005-06), London Print Studio in England (2008), and Glasgow Print Studio in Scotland (2008). He has shown his work in several prestigious museums; ‘Bradford Museum’ in the UK, ‘Aga Khan Museum’ in Toronto, Canada, ‘Sharjah Art Museum’ in UAE, and ‘Islamic Museum of Australia in Melbourne, Australia. He has also participated in art workshops in Bangladesh, India, Jordan, and UK. He has had 23 Solo shows in Pakistan, UK, Jordan, Switzerland, and India.

In 2022, he was appointed co-curator of the Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh which is the oldest and largest art biennale in Asia. In 2015, he won the Lahore Biennale Foundation’s Open Call competition; ‘Intersections’ and developed a large-scale, site-specific installation ‘City within a City’ at the Chowk Istanbul of Mall Road in Lahore, Pakistan. Also, Atif Khan won the ADA Award; 2020-21 in the category of Digital Arts and the Nigaah Art Award; 2023 in the category of Printmaking.

Alongside his independent art practice, Muhammad Atif Khan serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Art at his alma mater, National College of Arts in Lahore.