Anum Jamal received her Bachelor’s in Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 2012 and was the recipient of the Zahoor ul Akhlaq Award for Best Drawing Portfolio, after which she received her Master’s in Contemporary Art Practices from Coventry University, UK in 2015, both degrees with distinctions. She has had solo shows at Althorpe Galleries, UK and Koel Gallery, Karachi. Her works have also been showcased in several group shows in the UK, US, Italy and Pakistan, most notably The Young Masters Art Exhibition in Cynthia Corbett Gallery (UK) and The Salon Presents ETA (UK). She currently teaches at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture as a Senior Lecturer in the Liberal Arts Department.
Anum Jamal writes of her work created for KB17: “Repetitive schedules, rules, laws and regulations, jobs, and security measures dog our everyday lives. The uncertain political situation makes us yearn for the mundane.” Locus questions the notions of tedium and monotony and whether they are a luxury or a struggle. The work is based on the physiognomic profiles of the strangers the artist comes across daily and how they impact the architecture of our lives. Jamal believes that each of these strangers has something unique that needs to be highlighted.