Sana Durrani is a visual artist and art conservator-restorer, based in Lahore, Pakistan. She is known for her innovative and distinctive style used for treating the images of the spaces into 3D collages, creating perspectives and giving the realistic approach to the images. She mainly works with archival prints combining multiple mediums to it. Her art practice revolves around studying the human relationship with the spaces they inhabit. She obtained her second Master’s Degree in Art and Design with honors from Beacon House National University, Lahore in 2016, along with her Masters in Fine Arts (Painting) from Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Besides her academic career, Sana has exhibited her work in different galleries, both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of various achievements and awards including Deans Honors list for the thesis show 2015, Certificate of Honor in Art and Design Studies 2016 and Best Young Artist Award 2018 by Lahore Arts Council. She has also been awarded Master trainer in Art conservation and restoration project by CKU Danish Centre for culture and development. She is currently a visiting art instructor at Beacon house Newlands School and working as an art conservator-restorer at Lahore Arts Council.
Artist statement on work
This work is based on experiencing the spaces and the collection of Fakir Khana Museum which is one of the oldest museum of Lahore and It has the largest private collection in south Asia. The photographs of different spaces of the museum are treated into collages adding different mediums and light boxes. These works depict my experience and reaction towards the museum’s rich collection of precious objects focusing on their association with spaces in which they were displayed. My work is an attempt to preserve the precious antiques which were already preserved by the museum, adding my version to the preservation in a way, creating a dialogue with the original artifacts.
Date of Birth: 2019-04-16 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Qualification: Her art practice revolves around studying the human relationship with the spaces they inhabit. She obtained her second Master’s Degree in Art and Design with honors from Beacon House National University, Lahore in 2016