- In Letter and Spirit
Muzzumil Ruheel was born in Lahore in 1985. He graduated in 2009 as a visual artist from the Beaconhouse National University, and currently lives and works in Karachi. Ruheel’s solo shows include The alternate life of lies, Canvas Gallery, Karachi (2016); And his beard grew and grew and grew, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore (2015); Letter of apology, (project), Kaladham Museum, Vijyanagar; and ...but some of them never happened?, Canvas Gallery, Karachi (2014). His works have been shown at the Abhisaran booth, India Art Fair (2015); the Young Moscow International Biennial, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2014); Grosvenor Gallery, London (2014); IEAA Show, Dubai (2014); and Latitude 28, New Delhi (2013). He has also participated at the Abhisaran JSW Residency, Vijanagar, a collateral event of the Kochi Biennale (2014). Earlier, his works have been displayed at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai; Wip Konsthall, Stockholm, and were part of several collaborative and group exhibitions such as Still Exotic, Cairo Documenta, Egypt; Space Invader, AICON Gallery, London; Grey Noise, Bastakiya Art Fair, Dubai; Through Other Eyes, shown at the Herbert Art Gallery, the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Coventry and the Glynn Vivian Gallery, Wales; Parallel Lines, Cartwright Hall, Bradford City Art Gallery and Museum; and Media as Medium, Universität der Künste, Berlin, among others. Ruheel’s works are a part of several national and international collections. He is represented by Canvas Gallery, Karachi.
09 Jun 2016 - 02 Jul 2016
Effectively unfolding three solo exhibitions within one frame, In Letter and Spirit brings together the work of three artists who, in their distinctive ways, engage with the mystery of text. Saubiya Chasmawala, Youdhisthir Maharjan, and Muzzumil Ruheel address text in varied forms, invoke the diverse contexts it inhabits. To them, text is a site where voice meets the materiality of script, where signals are encoded and decoded, where a lively interplay takes place between language and visuality.
Exhibition Catalogue: In Letter and Spirit