Asma Mundrawala is a visual artist and theatre practitioner who works in both the arts and education.
Mundrawala is a professor in the Department of Fine Art at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, and she is co-founder and director of Zambeel Dramatic Readings (est. 2011) , a group that dramatises Urdu and English texts for live audiences. As part of this initiative, she has conceptualised and directed several projects based on texts by eminent authors from the subcontinent. She also founded and runs Zambeelnaama, an online audio channel for monthly presentations by Zambeel Dramatic Readings. Mundrawala’s background in theatre dates back to 1997, when she began work with the Karachi-based theatre group Tehrik e Niswan.
She is a member of the editorial board for Hybrid, an interdisciplinary journal of art, design and architecture published by the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and served as the editor for its first issue in 2017.
Mundrawala received a BFA from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (1995), an MA in Art and Performance Theory from the Wimbledon School of Art (2002) and a DPhil from the University of Sussex (2010). She was born in 1965 in Karachi, where she continues to live and work.
Artistic Innovation and Collective Practice: Karachi in the 90's and Beyond (2019)
In parallel to the show Bani Abidi: Funland at Sharjah Art Foundation, this one-day convening expands on the commission Very Very Sweet Medina, which features artistic and archival contributions by Bani Abidi, Roohi Ahmed, David Alesworth, Shilpa Gupta, Saba Iqbal, Durriya Kazi, Alia Hasan Khan, Naiza Khan, Huma Mulji, Asma Mundrawala, Adeela Suleman and Sohail Zuberi.