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Saba Qizilbash was born in Lahore and raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has a BFA in painting from the National College of Arts, Pakistan, a Master’s degree in Art Education from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.

Qizilbash is a recipient of the Vogue Hong Kong Woman Artist award, the UC Berkeley South Asian Artist award, the Mansfield-Ruddock Prize and Pembroke Emery Prize awarded by the University of Oxford for an outstanding degree show. In addition, Qizilbash has been the finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize from 2017- 2020 and has been awarded fellowships with Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation for the arts in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design, as well as the Paul Mellon Centre for British Arts.


Qizilbash’s work has been showcased in UK, UAE, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, and Pakistan.

She works and weaves her way through many borders but mostly lives in Dubai, UAE.

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