This segment focuses outreach initiatives taken by the School, its faculty and students as well events pertaining to the participation of IVS, its faculty students, alumni in events held outside the schools. These may also include exhibitions and community service projects.


THE SPIRIT OF BUDO, an exhibition on the History of Japan’s Martial Arts on Friday the 8th of Feb at 4:30pm – 7:00pm at IVS Gallery.



Mobeen Ansari is a photographer, filmmaker, painter & sculptor based in Islamabad, Pakistan. After attaining his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from National College of Arts (Rawalpindi), he started working in the field, telling stories of Pakistan and its people, promoting a positive and poetic side of his country, through his photos, and movies.


AT FILM & VIDEO STUDIO AT 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


Clay and Thread /Doree. Both organic materials and have so different meaning attached to. Going through fire one perish turns into ashes and leaves a dark residue which can be breezed away from its original place and the other remains and become the remnants of the past. Turned into fossil telling another story from the past to the future. The meaning of object changes from its origin .as we distinguish objects in relation to their property and usage.

Opening Reception: Wednesday 06th February 2019, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Continues till 20th February 2019
Gallery hours 11am – 7pm, Mon – Sat (Sunday closed)


Anum Jamal (Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts)

Anum Jamal (Assistant Professor, Liberal Arts) recently presented a talk on her Miniature Painting practice and how it has been a therapeutic process, at the Liaquat National Art Society, which is an initiative of Liaquat National Hospital and Medical Center, Karachi. She was invited to be a Guest Speaker at their 2nd Art Exhibition, and presented her practice to doctors and medical students.



IVS has been offering quality education in Art, Design, and Architecture for the past 3 decades and fostering a culture of excellence in creative practice. Our students have become instruments of positive change and has their initiatives contributed toward a just and tolerant society.



Ranked as one of the best institutions for Art and Design education in the country and the region, we also offer evening short and diploma courses in our Continuing Education Programme.



Featuring Pak Shaheen Boxing Club Lyari on 31st January at 1:00 pm at Nusserwanjee Courtyard.


SOUTH ASIAN CITIES Time, Taboos and Trivialities

SOUTH ASIAN CITIES Time, Taboos and Trivialities by MASOOMA SYED

Wednesday, 30th January 2019 at IVS Gallery at 3:00 pm

“Cities like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse secret, their rules are absurd, their perspective deceitful and everything conceals something else.” Italo Calvino, from Invisible Cities.

Baat Cheet while sharing experiences and visuals from various South Asian Cities, where she lived, travelled, worked as artist and taught Art and Design for more than a decade.


Last Name Isabella

Last Name Isabella, an artist talk by Masooma Syed at IVS Gallery on Tuesday, 29th January at 3:00 pm.

A talk and Q & A session by Umar H Jan on 25th Jan 2019 at 10:30 am at IVS Gallery.

Umar is a British fashion designer and academic based in the UK and Korea. His research projects focusing on evolving craft out of the norms of fashion have featured in pre-eminent fashion magazines, including Vogue, I.D., Skin, etc. British Vogue listed him as a forerunner amongst the future British design game changers.

His love of finding the hidden beauty in details is a core aspect of his life and work.


Artist Talk Johannes Paul Raether


Henrietta MacPhee, U.K.

Please join us for a Slide Presentation and Demonstration by Henrietta MacPhee, U.K. on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm in Ceramic Studio, Department of Fine Art.


Rooham Jamali Presents Research at SOAS-BFSU Conference | Speaker at Curriculum Workshop

8th/9th November 2018. London, United Kingdom

Rooham Jamali, Liberal Arts Lecturer at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and alumni, recently presented her paper titled ‘Evolution of Pakistani Media as a Result of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), One Belt One Road (OBOR), and Possible Cultural Impact’ at a joint conference between SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and BFSU (Beijing Foreign Studies University) on ‘Diversity of Cultures and Languages in Asia and Africa’ held in London, United Kingdom.

The research focuses on the regional study of Pakistani media and its evolution as a result of diversity and will add to understanding the impact of the OBOR project in South Asian regions and help analyse future possibilities and/or expectations for these regions as they evolve.

Additionally, a short ten minute talk was also given by her at the curriculum workshop to discuss teaching methods and approaches, with a focus on online learning and potential future cooperation between IVS/SOAS/BFSU.



Curated by Nurayah Sheikh Nabi
26 October 2018


The Department of Fine Art and the IVS Gallery
invites you to view works from the Ceramic Studio Residency


Friday, 19 October, 2018
5 PM, IVS Gallery

Artists in Residence:

Aliya Yousuf
Mujtaba Asif
Yasser Vayani


Spaces and Flows Conference

Anum Jamal (FA 2012), Senior Lecturer at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture recently presented her paper titled “Genius Loci: Can the Spirit of a Place Initiate Social Interactions with the Structures of Society? ” at the 9th International Spaces & Flows Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies held at the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University.
The paper is a collation of her ongoing research on psychogeography and literature, and how such elements have influenced her art practice. Furthermore, it discusses how the inclusion of coding changed the dynamics of her work.



Tabeer -e- Nau
Visiting School

Since 1988, Farah Mahbub has been exhibiting as a photographer in Pakistan and abroad. Equally adept in analogue printing as she is in the digital darkroom, her work sways between documentary style straight images, and other times it relies heavily on digital photo-montage techniques, incorporating layers of light and shade, textures, architecture, natural objects, animals, landscapes and calligraphic text. Her visual-scapes, often unpeopled, are as dense as the multiple meanings they extend, inspired by philosophical discourse on Sufism, insights garnered from traveling and reflections on nature in the respite of her studio. Over the years, her art has acquired equal praise and critique, as the local art industry has moved towards accepting photography as a fine art medium, and abandoning notions of analogue purism.


Tabeer -e- Nau
Visiting School

Wafa is a wanderlust and an adventure seeker. She holds a Bachelors degree in Interior Design from the Al Ghurair University in Dubai, UAE. She is a design aficionado who is currently a full time Lecturer at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, Pakistan. She aims to promote designing safe spaces via interior design and interventions. When she is not facilitating cognitive development she is found dabbling in various things such as drawing, amateur photography, gadgets and food. She is excited to be part of Tabeer e nau to study the Pamiri style of Architecture, adapting the traditional style into a contemporary language for the Bulbulik music school.


Alumna Sumaila Palla (AR 2007)

Assistant Professor at Indus Valley, has been invited to Heidelberg, Germany, this week to present her paper titled “Building Healthy Corridors: A Case Study on the Streets of Karachi”. Hammad Jamil and Hafsa Asad, current thesis students have co authored this paper and will be presenting with Sumaila Palla at the 9th International Spaces & Flows Conference on Urban and Extra Urban Studies to be held at the Marsilius Kolleg, Heidelberg University. The paper focuses on how storefront redesign and economical street improvements can revitalize commercial corridors in Karachi.


Government of Pakistan
National History and Heritage Division

Congratulations to alumni Shamoon Sultan (TEX 1996) and Adeela Suleman (FA 1999) for being selected for the National History and Literary Heritage Division by the Government of Pakistan.


Mix Tape (1)

MIX TAPE (1) is a one day performance art exhibition which is curated by Sara Pagganwala at Canvas Gallery, Karachi.

IVS Communication Design faculty member, Assistant Professor Syed Ammad Tahir is one of the participating artists whose performance, Intishar, explores the idea of the body as conflicted territory.

IVS Liberal Arts faculty Emaan Mehmood and IVS Communication Design Alumnus Momin Zafar are also performing at the exhibition.