Rashid Rana

Rashid Rana

Artist

Born in 1968, Rashid Rana is a visual artist of high esteem from Pakistan. His work is included in many exhibitions throughout Pakistan and around the world.

Rana’s works include abstractions on canvas, installation art, photography, video performances, billboards, and collages. Rana graduated from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan, with a BFA in 1992. He continued his education at the Massachusetts College of Arts in Boston, MA, and received an MFA in 1994. He now serves as an associate professor at the School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore.

Much of Rana’s work has a political edge and includes satire of pop culture. One thing that sets Rana’s work apart from his Pakistani contemporaries is that he made the move from his traditional training in painting and sculpture to embrace modern media devices such as video, film, and digital photography.