About

Shehzar Abro b. 1997 - Currently based in Vancouver, Canada

Shehzar Abro (born 1997)  is a Pakistani multimedia artist based in Vancouver. He recently graduated with diplomas in 3D Animation and VFX from Vancouver Film School (Canada) and SAE Institute Sydney (Australia). Currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in media arts from University of the Fraser Valley, Shehzar has been practicing his art, and actively curates art projects internationally. 

Shehzar Abro employs painting, animation, film, and design to create surreal 2D artworks and 3D virtual environments. In the digital medium, Shehzar explores digital media technologies in relation to the modern art world, and creates art for social impact. Shehzar is also now working with experimental animation, virtual reality and the world of cartoons.

As an artist, Shehzar has exhibited in various group exhibitions in Karachi, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne. He was commissioned by the High Commission of Pakistan in Australia to paint a mural on its façade in 2018 and collaborated with Derwent Australia as a local artist in 2019.  Due to his immense love for performing live and storytelling, Shehzar enjoys painting at events and in public. 

Shehzar collaborated with the Karachi Biennale in 2019 to introduce an Australian mental health initiative at the NJV School in Karachi. He curated and exhibited at Impact I and Impact II, both of which were shown at Gallery ArtOne62, and Movenpick Hotel Karachi Art Gallery. Shehzar has also curated a Pakistani photography exhibition for Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney, and assisted in curating Jimmy Engineer’s exhibition at the Willoughby City Council in North Sydney in 2018.

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Animation Projects

  • 3D Animation Teaching Assistant at Langara Center for Entertainment Arts, 2021
  • Rush - Animated Demo Reel, 2020

 

Curatorial Projects

  • Curator at Gallery Art One62, Karachi, Pakistan | October 2019
  • Arts and Health Lead, GEM Connect PTY LTD, Sydney, Australia | October 2019
  • Gallery Manager at Gallery One62, Sydney, Australia | January 2019 – June 2019
  • Curator at Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney, Australia | May 2018
  • Gallery Assistant, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle, Australia | February 2017 – June 2017
  • Member of Outreach Committee at 1st Karachi Biennale, Karachi, Pakistan | October 2016 – October 2017
  • Gallery Curator at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan | November 2016


Design Projects

  • Digital Marketing Coordinator at Digital&, Newcastle, Australia | July 2017 – June 2018
  • Marketing Trainee at Movenpick Hotel, Karachi, Pakistan | April 2016 – November 2016

 

Exhibitions

  • Sindh Artists Group Show – Arts Council, Karachi 2016
  • “Impact” curated by Shehzar Abro – Movenpick Hotel Karachi Art Gallery 2016
  • ICKK Charity Group Show – Koel Gallery, Karachi 2016
  • “Fixate” by RAW Artists, Newcastle 2017
  • SHE Rescue Home and Erousia Publishing Silent Art Auction 2017
  • Sindh Artists Group Show – Arts Council, Karachi 2017
  • Pakistani Australian Association of South Australia - Art Auction - 2018
  • "Connect" by RAW Artists, Melbourne 2018
  • Hang 10 Newtown Solo - Shehzar Abro, Sydney 2018 
  • GEM Connect Fund Raiser Live Painting - Sydney 2018
  • Discover D'Art Fest - Lahore 2019
  • "Kun" Curated by Shehzar Abro - Gallery One62, Sydney 2019
  • Pakistan Festival, Vancouver 2019
  • "Impact II" curated by Shehzar Abro and Andres Delgado - Gallery Art One62, Karachi 2019
  • If These Walls Could Talk curated by Amin Gulgee and Sara Pagganwala - 2020
  • The Trojan Donkey curated by Amin Gulgee, Sara Vaqar Pagganwala, and Adam Fahy-Majeed - 2020

 

Selected Projects / Collaborations

  • Commissioner House, Mirpurkhas Commission by Government of Sindh - 2014
  • La Mamma Restaurant, Movenpick Hotel Mural – 2016
  • The Roost Marcus Westbury Mural – 2017
  • Art Teacher, RAW Art - 2018
  • Commission by Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney - 2018
  • Pakistan High Commission Mural - Canberra 2018
  • Awara Parindey x Shehzar Abro, Karachi, 2018
  • HeF x Shehzar Abro - Karachi, 2019
  • Derwent Local Artist - Sydney 2019
  • MIA Nightclub Live Painting - The Initiative x Shehzar Abro - 2020

 

Volunteer Work

  • Co-founder of Life First Pakistan - 2020
  • Equilibrium and Engagement Host - 21st Biennale of Sydney - 2018
  • Co-founder (Alongside Namra Khalid, Parsons School of Design)  and Head of Lyceum’s Art Society – 2015
  • Carriageworks | The Horse Trotted.. - Katharina Grosse - Exhibition Host - 2018

 

Selected Press / Media

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