Lala Rukh’s art practice is intertwined with her lifelong commitments to teaching, activism and the classical music of South Asia, which span the past fifty years and include her founding and directing the MA Honours in Visual Arts at Lahore’s National College of Arts; and co-founding The All Pakistan Music Conference (1960), the Women’s Action Forum (1981) and Vasl Artists’ Trust (2000).
Rukh’s exhibitions include In Order to Join, Museum Abteiberg, Germany (2013); Scripted Across the Indian Ocean, Green Cardamom, London (2011); Moving Ahead, Inaugural of National Art Gallery, Islamabad (2007); Beyond Borders, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai (2005); VM Art Gallery, Karachi (2004); National College of Arts, Lahore (2002, 2004); Gulgee Museum, Karachi (2001); Hammer Museum, California (1996); LA County Museum, California (1996); Leicester City Art Gallery, England (1994); Cartwright Hall, Bradford, UK (1994); Pacific Asia Museum, California (1994); Goethe Institute, Lahore (1993) and Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France (1978).

Lala Rukh was born in 1948 in Lahore, Pakistan where she continues to live and work. She received an MFA from the University of the Punjab in 1970 and an MFA from the University of Chicago in 1976.

This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 12