Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi’s radio feature nominated for 2020 AIB awards

 The Association for International Broadcasters (AIB) has nominated a radio feature on Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi in the Arts & Culture category of 2020 awards. The 27-minute radio feature on him, In The Studio — Imran Qureshi: Beauty and Carnage, focuses on Qureshi and Louboutin converging at Parisian art gallery Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, where Qureshi hosted a major solo exhibition.

Born in Hyderabad and brother to famed comedian Faisal Qureshi, the 48-year-old has a luxury sandal named after him — a token of appreciation from an unlikely friend, French fashion designer Christian Louboutin.

The artist has several accolades to his name, including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Distinction) conferred by President Dr Arif Alvi earlier this year, showing the country’s “deep appreciation for Imran Qureshi’s continued efforts and contribution in representing Pakistan globally with his outstanding work”.

He also bagged the Sharjah Biennale 10’s Art prize, Deutsche Bank’s Artist of the Year Award, the Medal of Arts Award by US Department of State, Asian Art Game Changer Award by the Asia Society Hong Kong, and the Shaji Muhammad Sharif Award for Miniature Painting.

Source: Geo TV