Imran Mir

Artist | Designer | Philanthropist

IMAF Award Nomination

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The prize has been instituted by the Imran Mir Art Foundation, a foundation set up to honor and further the artistic legacy and vision of one of the founders of IVS, Mr. Imran Mir, a renowned artist and graphic designer.

The Imran Mir Art Prize was created to be awarded to a person of exceptional artistic talent, passion and skill, a reflection of the artist Imran Mir.

Judging for the award was held on the 2nd of December by a well-regarded jury consisting of:

  • Architect Shahid Abdulla – Principle, Arshad Shahid Abdulla and Trustee, IMAF
  • Mz. Sameera Raja – Curator, Canvas Art Gallery
  • Mrs. Niilofur Farrukh – President, AICA Pakistan
  • Mr. Amin Guljee – Artist and Sculptor
  • Mr. Khurram Kasim – Art collector

The criteria on which students were judged are the following:

  • Independent Thinking - The candidate’s work should reflect independent thinking and original thought processes.
  • Creativity and Vision - Imran Mir’s art was about pushing the envelope and the originality and concept should be recognizable in the candidates work.
  • Technical and Artistic Skill – Imran Mir could draw a whole sketch without lifting his pencil from the paper. Similarly the candidate’s work should show the artistic skills of the person creating it.
  • Clear Concept and Understanding - The candidate should have a clear understanding of the concept they are presenting and the end result should be clearly linked to the concept.
  • Passion for the Arts - The candidate should aspire to practice their art with complete honesty, dedication, humility and humanity, which were the cornerstone of Imran Mir's professional and personal life.

Based on this criteria a nominee from The Department of Fine Arts at The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture was selected.