9th National Exhibition, 2017

PNCA is organizing a series of exhibitions representing all provinces. The exhibitions will have historic context with reference to land, life and people of Pakistan and will culminate into National Exhibition which is being revived after a long time. The National Exhibition will coincide with Independence Day celebrations in August 2017. Following are the titles of exhibitions. 

1. From Mehergarh to Quetta. 

2. From Harappa to Lahore via Katas. 

3. From Akra to Peshawar via TakhtBai. 

4. From Mohenjo-Daro to Karachi via Makli. 

5. Silk Rout throughKarakorum. 

6. From Takhtbai to Islamabad. 


The above curatorial context may be treated as a broad, flexible and gentle reference which need not be imposed onto the diversity of artistic expression. All Exhibitions will be curated by leading curators and the National Exhibition will be a joint curatorial exercise based on a selection of works from provincial exhibitions, showcasing the wonderful diversity and potential of Pakistani art. 

You are invited to contribute work/works (2 maximum) in a genre of your choice to represent the relevant Provincial Exhibition along with the following; 

1. Your head shot. 

2. Your CV. 

3. Brief profile. 

4. Artist’s statement. 

5. High resolution photograph of your work. 

6. Performa to be filled that will be send through e-mail or downloaded from PNCA official site www.pnca.org.pk and to be send along with entries. 

For convenience, artists can coordinate with our local offices in Lahore and Karachi, local arts councils and art institutes mentioned below where you can drop your works and PNCA professional packers will pack and transport the works to Islamabad. 

Ms. Sobia Rehman 


Pakistan National Council of the Arts 

F-5/1, Islamabad 

Fax: 051-9205392, Ph: 051-9205257, 051-9208810 

Cell: 0304 9945205 

E-mails: nagvad.pnca@gmail.com, sobya_rehman@hotmail.com 

Ms. Saima Naz/ Ms Amna Haroon 


Shakir Ali Museum 

# 93, Tipu Block, New Garden Town, Lahore 

Ph/Fax: 042-9230213, 

Cell: 0340-7349777, 0314-4557794 

E-mail: shakiramuseum@gmail.com, amnamasoodch@gmail.com


Mr. Akbar Ali 


National Performing Arts Group Karachi 

6th& 7th floor, New PBC House, Opposite Civil Centre, 

Hassan Square, Karachi. 

Ph: (021) 99230629, 99230630 Cell: 0307 2722726 

E-mail: pncakhi@gmail.com 

Syed Mubarak Shah 


Baluchistan University, Quetta 

Cell: 0333 7959493 

E-mail: shahmubaraksyed@gmail.com 

Mr. Ahsan Zeb 


Visual Art & Craft Specialist 

Directorate of Culture, Nishtar Hall, 


Ph: (091) 9211200, Cell: 0300 5736984 

E-mail: ahsanzeb25@gmail.com 

Deadline extended for submission of works at the above indicated venue is June 23, 2017

We are quite confident that you will extend your fullest support to make this event a success. We hope and desire to see you at the inauguration for gracing the occasion with your kind presence. 

Best Regards,


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