Welcome to Unicorn Gallery

Unicorn Gallery is one of Pakistan's leading art galleries with branches in Lahore and Karachi. Unicorn has exhibited fine art by international art masters including world renowned sculptor Jean Claude Novaro and M f Husain, F N Souza, Senaka Senanayake

Unicorn Gallery sources art to important auction houses in UK, US and created a world record at Bonhams, London by selling Sadequain's "Crucifixion" 1968 at a record breaking price of 118,750 pounds (around 16 million Pakistani rupees)

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For a gallery specialising in the history of Pakistani painting, Unicorn Gallery is probably the best choice in Pakistan. Founded by art critic Seemah Niaz, the gallery was inaugurated with an outstanding collective exhibition which presented works by some of the most distinguished Pakistani painters, including Ahmed Parvez, Bashir Mirza, Abdur Rahman Chughtai and master calligrapher Sadequain.

Sadequain’s 'Crucifixion' sells for record Rs. 16 million at UK's Bonhams

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Unicorn Gallery was Founded by Seemah Niaz.

Unicorn Gallery specializes in Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions, annual art book fairs, lectures, documentary screenings, launches, seminars, internships and other opportunities. Unicorn Gallery holds numerous thought-provoking exhibitions in collaboration with curators, art galleries, museums, institutes and organizations, and sources to auction houses. We encourage scholarly research and exploration of art as seen from its historical, cultural, and social contexts with art critics and historians.

The gallery produces its own exhibitions including traveling shows, introduces new art publications and hosts retrospectives of major painters as well as represents emerging artists, who experiment in a wide-range of media, display technical skill, diversity in portfolio and are innovative in approach. Unicorn Gallery’s exhibitions have encompassed all the visual arts including: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, serigraphs, photography, architecture, film, video and performance.

SEEMAH NIAZ was educated at St.George’s School in London, England and Lahore, Pakistan. She is a M.A previous in English Language and Literature from Punjab University, and B.A. in French and English Literature from Kinnaird College. She has been a freelance journalist and has contributed articles to Herald, Newsline, Dawn, Star etc. She has curated numerous exhibitions on South Asian Art in Dubai, New Delhi, Singapore and London and is the Founder of Unicorn Gallery, Karachi, and Unicorn Space, Dubai. She is widely traveled and has taught at The Lyceum School, St. Patrick’s, Karachi, Westminster College and David Game.

Seemah is actively involved in social work, promoting literacy and child health in Pakistan. She is the author of the ‘Mona Naqsh’ biography. Niaz has lectured on Pakistani Art at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in London.