Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.
Mehreen Murtaza works in multiple mediums, utilising both referents from her immediate surroundings, as well as those from science fiction. Mehreen Murtaza completed her BFA with Honors in 2008 from Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. She has been a participant of the Home Workspace program led by Jalal Toufic and Anton Vidokle at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon. She has been selected for many exhibitions and residencies: Impakt Artist in Residence, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2014, the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, artist residency in collaboration with the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM Residence Program 2014), Japan and the Gasworks Residency funded by The Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and Rangoonwala Foundation in 2010.
“…how will you conduct yourself in
the company of trees”
Mehreen Murtaza works across a range of media to explore the intersecting
worlds of technology, nature, science and spirituality. Mehreen Murtaza
will exhibit in Lawrence Gardens, re-imagining her live installation “…
how will you conduct yourself in the company of trees” which has been
exhibited previously in Manchester Art Gallery, Nassauischer Kunstverein
Wiesbaden and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster. Trees have been given a voice through human technologies which convert electromagnetic
signals to sound. If plants are given a voice through human means, what are they able to express? How are humans able to connect with plant life?