Reeta Saeed


London, UK
Reeta Saeed reflects her own world through Hindu mythology and the pagan universe of men and Gods competing among
themselves, victims of passions that accompany the course of life from the day when Krishna, 'the manufacturer', proclaimed the origin of the world, and the day when Krishna 'the destroyer' will proclaim its end.

Sometimes daily life enters into the work of Reeta Saeed like a snake that creeps in a prohibited garden; behind the appearance of heroes and gods they conceal facts from the chronicle, and the myth reveals its reality. It is the myth of Krishna in his dual capacity as a builder and destroyer, to be the subject of the latest work by Reeta Saeed. The myth has no narrative function; for the Pakistani artist it is a warning to society of our time.

place & year of birth
Pakistan, 1979

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education
2006 - 2007
PGD Fine Arts - 2006/07 Byam Shaw at Central Saint, Martin College of Arts and Design
University of Arts London. UK.
B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2001, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.( N.C.A)
Major: Miniature Painting
Passed with Honour in 2001, N.C.A, Lahore, Pakistan
Merit Scholarship in 1998,1999, N.C.A, Lahore

solo exhibitions
2007
Translations, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK

2006
Three dimensions of thread', installation at PGD storage room, Byam Shaw at CSM, London, UK
Layering- group show at gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada. 'Layering', installation at 'Project Room' Byam Shaw school of Arts,
London. U.K
Isolation, Artist Studio of OX-Bow summer school of Art Institute of Chicago

group exhibitions
2007
Speculum Mundi, galerie davide gallo, Berlin, Germany
Video Cuts, Center of Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK
A Thousand and Onde Day, Musee des Beaux Art of Rouen, France
Honeymoon Phase, Lauderdale House, London
Inhabiting news spaces, Kingsgate Gallery, London
Video Cuts, Window 204, Bristol, UK

2006
video cuts, group show of MA and PGD students, Byam Shaw Lecture, Theatre, London, UK
Textile/Art and now for something completely, different' at Its Not a Dali, Toronto, Canada
'Creation' juried show by Scarborough Arts, Council at Todmorden Mills, Heritage Museum and Art Center, Toronto, Canada
'Shades of Asia: From Turkey to Japan' Gallery Streetsville, Mississauga, Canada
Art Expo 'Inside Art Show' at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Canada
Love me love me not, gallery one four-four one, London, UK
Creation by Scarborough Art Council at Todmorden Mills and Heritage Museum, Toronto
Layering, Gellery 1313, Toronto, Canada

bibliography
2005
Look Closely by Marcia Morse, Honolulu weekly

2004
Caravan cafe' Art from Central Asia-Acas, Services-Rome