Khadim Ali was born in 1978 in Quetta, Pakistan, as an Afghan refugee. His family, belonging to the
Hazara minority, fled Afghanistan to escape Taliban persecution. From 1998–99, he studied mural
painting and calligraphy in Tehran, Iran. He earned a B.F.A at the National College of Arts, Lahore,
Pakistan in 2003, where he studied traditional miniature painting as well. Ali moved to Sydney in 2010
and earned a M.F.A at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in 2012.
Khadim Ali’s solo shows include, ‘Forlorn Foe’, Gallery Latitude 28, New Delhi India in 2016; ‘Transition / Evacuation’, ARNDT, Singapore in 2015; ‘Transitions / Evacuation’, Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia in 2014; ‘The Haunted Lotus’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2014; ‘The Haunted Lotus’, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Hong Kong and Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia in 2013; ‘Rustam’, Rohtas2 Lahore, Pakistan in 2009; ‘Rustam’, Green Cardamon London, UK in 2007; ‘Qaeeda-e- Rivazi’, Chawkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan in 2005; and ‘Jashn-e-Gull-eSurkh (The celebration of Red Tulips)’, Chawkandi Art Gallery Karachi, Pakistan in 2005. Ali’s works are part of prestigious collections around that world, including Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; British Museum, London, UK; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Foreign Office, Islamabad, Pakistan; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.;