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Asad Ali Zulfiqar (b. 1995, Karachi) is a new media artist, exploring ways of finding compassion for ourselves and others as a response to the prevailing political climate in their practice. Their work revolves around belonging (or not belonging), to our communities, lineages, built and natural environments, languages, mazhab and khud/a. 

They are the recipient of the 2022 Prince Claus Seed Award, and the 2023 Rhizome Microgrant. In 2021, they won the Kurachee Tiny Publication Grant for their zine, 'Come Back Down to Earth' which has been selected to be a part of Jameel Library's collection at the e Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai. They hold a BA in Communication & Design from Habib University, Karachi. 

Currently, they’re an artist-in-residence at two British Council-sponsored artist residencies: the Belonging/Disbelonging virtual residency, a collaboration between The New Art Gallery Walsall and IVS, Karachi, and New Narratives in Photography residency, a collaboration between Tasweerghar, Lahore and the Birmingham-based GRAIN Projects.

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Notes from 2020, in Queers in Quarantine: Anthology. Mohini Books, Norway

Thoughts that Keep Sakina Sleepless, in kal FICTIONS (Coming soon)


notes from 2020, and recipe for a love potion, in Queerabad’s Tilt, India



Asad Ali Zulfiqar, in Roots & Routes magazine, UK

The Dharma of Rooj Hussain, in Mil Ke Chai Art Paper, UK

Come Back Down to Earth, comissioned by Kurachee, Pakistan


Gender Mobility, on Who Gets to Talk About Whom, Pakistan

everyone, in Queerabad's Tilt, India


Unappetizing Bodies, in Queerabad's Tilt, India



Mindscape, CFAW, Karachi

AiiA Festival 2023, Geneva

The Looking Glass, LUMS, Lahore

इंqueerलाब, Queer Feminist Collective, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Dehli, India


Reading Room, AAN Art Space & Museum x Kurachee, Karachi 

Zine Scene Festival, CFAW, Karachi


Come Back Down To Earth, Library collection at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE

Zinefest Koeln 2021Germany

Trans Futures Archive, After Party Collective, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY

Kurachee at COMO Museum, Lahore


Rang Saazi, Lahore Music Meet, Alhamara Arts Council, Lahore


The HU Experience, Habib University, Karachi


Karachiscape, Habib University, Karachi

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