Arsalan Nasir was selected as the winner of the KB19 Peek Freans Emerging Artist Prize. This is a new prize created to recognize a young artist with extraordinary ability to envision the Biennale theme. Arsalan Nasir has interpreted the KB19 theme ecology in a playful and imaginative way that will engage the young audience.
The KB19-Peek Freans Emerging Artist Prize invited artists under 30 years to submit proposals through an open call and applications were received from small and big towns across the country, including Malakand, Peshawar, Lahore, Hyderabad and Karachi. A jury of prominent artists and educationists;Waheeda Baloch, Adeeluz Zafar and Muhammad Zeeshan selected the final winner based on the most outstanding proposal.
Arsalan Nasir will receive a unique medallion and be presented to the national and international art elite by the Karachi Biennale Trust at the inaugural ceremony as a distinguishing force going into the future. His fully commissioned art work will also be unveiled at KB19.