Open Call for Filmmakers: LBF Virtual Museum

The Lahore Biennale Foundation and Sarmad Sultan Khoosat are seeking young Pakistani filmmakers to research and reinterpret the soundscapes and imagery of Pakistani Cinema, as part of the cinema component of the Foundation’s Virtual Museum Project. This component will investigate the evolution of Pakistani cinema: the development of its aesthetics ... More

Lahore Sangat – Plaques

Sangat Lahore is paying tribute to the extraordinary women and men by putting up distinctive blue enamel plaques in their memory, at places where they lived or worked.

Open Call for Artists : LBF Virtual Museum

The Lahore Biennale Foundation and Dr. Razia Iram Sadik are seeking young, local artists to feature in their project investigating ‘Post Modern and Contemporary Movements in Visual Arts and Other Creative Forms’. This project will explore how art is not only made in the city but also with the city, ... More

Open Call for Research Collaborators (Photo Essays) : LBF Virtual Museum

The Lahore Biennale Foundation is seeking young, local researchers/artists/historians to collect research based photo essays for the component ‘Legacy of Storytelling and Contemporary Literature in Pakistan and the Diaspora’ of the LBF Virtual Museum. The LBF Virtual Museum will have multiple components. This particular segment will reflect on the legacy ... More

LBF Virtual Museum | 75 Years of Cultural Histories of Pakistan

The LBF Virtual Museum is a platform that investigates the cultural heritage of Pakistan and the legacies of creative practice that have emerged from it, with ‘place’ being a significant contextual frame. The museum will produce knowledge that will be rooted in the local domain and function as an online ... More

Lahore ki aik Dastan – لاھور کی ایک داستان

Memory - Legacy - Migration The Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) in collaboration with the British Council presented a three, day site specific art exhibition featuring work by artist Farida Batool and curated by Tanvir Hasan. This exhibition is situated in one of the city’s historic buildings—the Dyal Singh Mansions, on ... More

Zinda-dil-a’an-e-Lahore – Billboard Project

Zinda-dil-a’an-e-Lahore – Billboard Project is an initiative of Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) in partnership with Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA), Habib Bank Limited (HBL) and Kinetic Pakistan. Curated by Qudsia Rahim, Executive Director, LBF; artworks of 16 participating artists were displayed between 24 Nov 2020 - 4 Dec 2020. Lahore ... More


The Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and the Goethe-Institut, in further collaboration with Vasl, Pakistan, launched an open call in May 2016, for an eight-week artist residency, seeking two Germany-based artists and/or researchers interested in cross-disciplinary theory and practice related to cities and urban phenomena. Karachi and Lahore were chosen to ... More

My East is Your West (The Viewing, The Viewer and The Viewed)

My East is Your West* was an official collateral event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – Venice Biennale, which united for the first time the historically conflicting nations of India and Pakistan in a collaborative exhibition by artists from both countries, namely Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai) and Rashid Rana (Lahore). ... More

Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens) | Rooted/پیوستہ

Rooted/پیوستہ (Paivasta) is a public art project at Bagh-e-Jinnah (Lawrence Gardens), Lahore. Curated and commissioned by the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and British Council Pakistan, with generous support from the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) Lahore, the project is second in the Art in Public Spaces series. Lahore is historically ... More

Intersections : Where the Bus Stops

Where the Bus Stops is a project that carries in it the ethos of what LBF is truly about. The approach to all of our programs conducted within the public realm is to bring together diverse thinkers, practitioners and partners in such a way that outputs and outcomes generate new ... More

Urbanities – Art & Public Space in Pakistan

Urbanities aims to enable a broad audience to engage with contemporary art through discursive and artistic events, to link the emerging artist-curator generation in Pakistan with that in Germany, and to stimulate a lively exchange of discourse and practice.

City in Context

A four-day symposium of talks, workshops, think tanks, performances and exhibitions. 1 – 4 December 2016 City in Context is a collaborative venture that brings forth three key projects: Urbanities – Art and Public Space in Pakistan by the Goethe-Institut Pakistan and Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF), and Stories We Tell (Aao Sunayein Kahani) by the ... More

ANCESTORS: Architecture of Memory

This public program curated by Natasha Ginwala was envisioned as a multi-part, interdisciplinary platform for the Gujral Foundation’s project My East is Your West, which in turn was part of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) as a collateral event.

Workshop | Curating As Whirlpool, Aurora or Matrix?

This curatorial workshop held at Nairang Art Gallery brought together participants from Lahore, Islamabad, and Multan through a nomination process. The participants were diverse, ranging from artists and young curators to educators and writers. The workshop’s goal was to expose diverse participants in Pakistan to new curatorial strategies, allowing for ... More

Project | Rejuvenation of JPMC Waiting Area, Karachi

LBF seeks to encourage creative, community-centric approaches to public interventions; the design of an outdoor waiting area at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) by artists Naima Dadabhoy and Roohi Ahmed makes manifest one of the many aims of the foundation.A collaboration between the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF) and the ... More

Residency | Metropolis

In 2015, the residency focused on the concept of Metropolis and the multifaceted and ever-evolving dynamics of urban culture. The city acted as a ‘model’ for the investigation of different parallels present within an urban setting and its subsequent effect on the community. The findings of such an exploration culminated ... More

Project | Stories We Tell – آو سنائیں کہانی

The project aims to bridge gaps between communities and individuals by cultivating an exchange of ideas and experiences. An intercultural dialogue is being initiated and fostered using site-specific community projects that serve as a point for the generation and collection of multiple narratives. It would further encourage the citizenry of ... More

Residency | Theertha Performing Arts Seminar

The Theertha Artists Collective, with support from the Lahore Biennale Foundation (LBF), invited two artists from Pakistan to participate in the international performing platform Borderlines in Colombo. Borderlines saw multiple performances in Borella, on March 16, 2015, as a result of a weeklong residency. Participating performance artists were encouraged to ... More