Based between Lahore and London, Irum Rahat’s painting practice is fundamentally anchored in the praxis of pictorial expression. She explores the notion of mundanity and its multifaceted reverberations in a culturally and personally significant way.


Sep 2021 - July 2023  MA Fine Art (Distinction)|Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. 

Jan 2016- Jan 2020    BA Fine Art|National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.                                                                                


Selected Exhibitions                                                                                    

2023   (Un)done, Hypha Studios Stratford, London

           Graduate Show, Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross, London

           Transparent Ritual, Lethaby Gallery, London.

2022   Merch, Koppel X, Piccadilly Circus, London

           Into Our World, Central Saint Martins, Archway, London

           This Is Not A Party, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London.

2021    What Lies Within, Full Circle Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

           This and That Art (Online).


2020   Artists for Flood Relief, Karachi, Pakistan (Online)

           Khamsa Art (Online)

           Young Artists Exhibition, Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore, Pakistan

           Saanjh, Studio 46, Lahore, Pakistan

           VM Art Emerging Talent, Karachi, Pakistan

           Beyond the Self, Studio Seven Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

           Stories II, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore, Pakistan.

2019   Thesis Display, National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.

Selected Press

2024  Postgraduate Portraits

2023  Graduate Showcase UAL

2020  Daily Times article