Harris Chowdhary is a student, artist, and writer currently based in Lahore, Pakistan. His work is interested in the psychology and politics of the built environment. In addition to exhibiting his own work, organizing workshops, and giving lectures internationally, he has worked with architects, urban designers, artists, and curators on projects presented at venues including the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, The 2018 Venice Architecture Biennial, The Inaugural Lahore Biennale, The Swiss Institute (New York), and Performance Space New York.

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b. 1996 Dallas, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017     cool and safe from thieves, Centro ADM, Mexico City, Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019     Next Exit, Ex Ovo, Dallas
2019     SIMPLY BOLD ABSTRACTIONS, Site 131, Dallas
2019     Spring Exhibition, UT Dallas SP/N Gallery, Dallas
2019     Group Show, Something Else Collective, Dallas 
2019     College Expo, 500X Gallery, Dallas 
2018     River in an Ocean, Lahore Biennale Foundation, Lahore
2018     SOON: South Asian Evocations and Becomings, Chinatown Soup Gallery, New York
2017     Spring Exhibition, UT Dallas Art Barn, Dallas
2017     Bibliotecha III, ATM Gallery, Austin

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, International Political Economy, Cum Laude, CV Honors, Major Honors with Distinction, University of Texas at Dallas, 2019
Semester Exchange, Lahore University of Management Sciences, 2017
Studio in Constructed Environments: Architectural/Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School, 2016
Ethnography of Muslims in the West,  University of California, Berkeley, 2016

SELECTED AWARDS, DISTINCTIONS, & GRANTS

2019     Recipient, Berkeley Urdu Language Program in Pakistan Fellowship, Lahore, Pakistan
2019     Recipient, US State Department Critical Language Scholarship for Urdu, Lucknow, India
2019     Deans Award, Best in Show, UT Dallas Spring Exhibition
2019     Major Honors with Distinction for Thesis “Making Cities, Making Citizens”, UT Dallas School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
2019     Graduate, Eugene McDermott Scholars Program, UT Dallas
2017     Artist in Residence, Centro ADM-PIRA International Artist Residency Program, Mexico City, Mexico
2017     Deans Award, Best in Show, UT Dallas Spring Exhibition
2017     Finalist for the Sherry Clarkson Graduate Student Prize for Creativity, UT Dallas Graduate Student Research, Art, and Writing Conference
2015     Scholarship Recipient, Eugene McDermott Scholars Program, UT Dallas

PUBLICATIONS, PRESS, PRESENTATIONS

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference, Conference Presentation, MAKING CITIES, MAKING CITIZENS, GOVERNMENTALITY AND THE POLITICS OF SPACE ALONG THE CHINA PAKISTAN ECONOMIC CORRIDOR, A COMPARATIVE URBAN STUDY OF SHENZHEN, KASHGAR, AND GWADAR, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Honolulu, HI
Asian American Writers Workshop, Panelist, FEMINIST VISIONS: RETRACING THE MUGHALS, New York City, New York
University of Johannesburg School of Architecture, Invited Lecture, OPPRESSION BY DESIGN: ARCHITECTURE OF OCCUPIED PALESTINE, Between Cities Lecture Series, Johannesburg, South Africa
Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, contributor to the forthcoming publication, MEXICO CITY: TWELVE HOUSING ARCHEOLOGIES AT A CROSSROADS, by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio with support from the Graham Foundation
2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Production Assistant, (NOT) ANOTHER TOWER, Contribution to ‘Vertical City’ by Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Chicago, IL
UT Dallas Graduate Research, Art, and Writing Symposium, DESIGN BETWEEN BIOPOLITICS AND OBJECT-ORIENTED FEMINISM, conference paper
Radio UTD, Dom G. Jones (Interview), 2017
Radio UTD, ANTI (Review), 2016
AMP, The UT Dallas Student Opinion Magazine, A Campus Without a Voice, 2015

WORK EXPERIENCE

2018     Artist Assistant & Production Assistant, Various Artists, New York, New York
2018     Intern, African National Congress, Johannesburg, South Africa
2017     Intern, Emnay Architecture and Urban Design Studio, Lahore, Pakistan 
2017     Publications and Expositions Intern, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio, Mexico City, Mexico
2017     Curriculum and Artistic Programming Assistant, Trans.lation: Vickery Meadow, Dallas, Texas


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