Mohsin Shafi (b. 1982) is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. He received his Bachelors in Visual Communication (2008) and his Masters in Visual Arts (2011) from the National College of Arts, Lahore. Shafi has showcased his work at prominent local and international institutions. Selected residencies include: Vasl Artists residency, Karachi, (2010); Rondo Studios, Graz (2012). Shafi’s work resides in prominent collections in Pakistan and it is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Sacred Art in Belgium and at Mills College, San Francisco. Shafi is an active member of the ‘Awami Art Collective’, which is a unique group of artists intervening the public space in Pakistan for peaceful co-existence and celebration of diversity.

I exploit my unadulterated access to the deepest emotions embedded beneath the surface, only to explore the whispered secrets of dreams and long buried memories. This is my burden, my struggle constant, in hopes to validate the “I”.
I question the blurred edges between identity and the intentions of identity. Attempting to capture what I see and record their frail existence, only to return and relive. Hoping to make the viewer see reality through the fiction of my eyes. Where nothing is as it is and everything is as it isn’t.
Mohsin Shafi
Confessions of a Secret Lover, 2016 Collection of ten stolen items from 2006 to 2016, A self portrait (oils and tea on acid free paper), 2017
a note contains a list of items (inkjet print 3 x 5 inches) – All in a paper-mache box (6.4 x 4.8 inches) with embossed rubber alphabets