Zaam Arif is an American-Pakistani contemporary artist residing and working in Houston, Texas. He is the youngest Pakistani artist to be published in The New Yorker. In 2021, his work was selected to be exhibited in the Malamegi Lab Award and was awarded the Malamegi Lab Research Grant in Italy.
Zaam explores existentialist experiences of the layman, the experiences that we tend to hide. He confronts it with a penetrating interpretation of human nature, transforming it into a visceral reality. His work is a manifestation of his understanding of the contemporary human condition along with insights garnered from his study of classical literature and psychology. He is adamant in exploring the harsher truths and inner conflicts that plague us all, in this day and age, using visual contrast in all his pieces, whether through color, lack thereof, or the medium itself, to express it.
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HONORS
- Malamegi Lab 18 Research Grant 
  Italy - 2021
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

- Tanzara Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan - 2022

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

- NOMAD, Full Circle Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan - 2021 

- Polychromatic, Blue Gallery, New York, USA - 2021 

- The Love Of Art, New York, USA - 2021 


- Anna Molka Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan - 2021

- Malamegi Lab 18, Venice, Italy - 2021
PUBLICATIONS
- "Vol 5", The Aleph Review" 2021
- "Issue 58", Periphery Journal of Drake University" June 2021

- "Issue 08", Al Tiba9 Contemporary Magazine." May 2021
- "Venezia Today, Italy" May 2021

- "Issue 12, Beyond Words, International Literary Magazine." Feb 2021


- “A Season in Isolation - Gulf Stream Magazine.”  Dec 2020
- "Gasher Journal - Kerutis, Whitney".  Dec 2020
-  “String Magazine. - Side Street View." Nov 2020
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