Nasser Azam

Pakistan 1963

Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Prints

Nasser Azam
Nasser Azam
December 27, 2014
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Nasser Azam is a London-based British contemporary artist, born in 1963, in Jhelum, Pakistan. Azam’s reputation was established in the early 1980s, with exhibitions at galleries in Birmingham and the West Midlands including the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

In 2007, after an extended period living and traveling in Japan, Europe and America, Azam became Artist-in-Residence at County Hall Gallery, London, mounting a series of major exhibitions of early and recent work, including the critically acclaimed Anatomica in April 2008. It was at this time he began working with sculpture, and in February 2008 a monumental bronze, The Dance, was unveiled on London’s South Bank. It was followed in July 2012 by the unveiling of Athena in the London City Airport, at 12 metres it is the tallest bronze sculpture in the UK.

Azam has developed his painting in a series of projects that reflect his interest in extreme working conditions and also painting as a performance, from Zero Gravity, Star City, Moscow, 2008, to the freezing ice deserts of Antarctica, 2010, where he completed thirteen large paintings. A six metre high bronze sculpture Evolutionary Loop 517 was unveiled outside the new research centre and library at Aberdeen University in May 2013, a month in which Azam also completed a commission of 25 art works for Costata, part of the Altamarea Group of restaurants in SoHo, New York. In June 2014, the group acquired 11 works for display at their flagship restaurant Marea in Manhattan, New York.

Azam’s work is included in numerous private and public collections, including The Zabludowicz Collection and the Sovereign Arts Foundation.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2013ThatcheristicArtBelow, LondonGroup
2011Azam: AntarcticaLondon Underground & Tokyo SubwaySolo
2009Colour over FormCounty Hall Gallery, LondonSolo
2009Life in SpaceCounty Hall Gallery, LondonSolo
2008Contemporary Art Fair: Azam Painting and SculptureIstanbul, TurkeySolo
2008Paintings and BronzesCounty Hall Gallery, LondonSolo
2008AnatomicaCounty Hall Gallery, LondonSolo
2007Azam RetrospectiveCounty Hall Gallery, LondonSolo
1983Azam: Recent WorksThe University of Aston, West Midlands, UKSolo
1983The ViewThe Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham, UKSolo
1982Nasser AzamUniversity of Birmingham, UKSolo