Artist, Curator, Contemporary Art Historian / Founding Dean of Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art & Design, BNU
Salima Hashmi is an artist, curator and contemporary art historian. Professor Hashmi was the founding Dean of the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. She was Professor of Fine Art at National College of Arts [NCA] Lahore and was also principal of the college. She has written extensively on the arts. Her book, Unveiling the Visible - Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan, was published in 2002, and Memories, Myths, Mutations – Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan, co-authored with Yashodhara Dalmia for Oxford University Press, India in 2006. She has edited The Eye Still Seeks – Contemporary Art of Pakistan for Penguin Books, India in 2014. The Government of Pakistan awarded her the president's medal for Pride of Performance for Art Education in 1999. The Australian Council of Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) nominated her as Inaugural International Fellow, for distinguished service to art and design education in 2011. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University in 2016. She was awarded with title of Professor Emeritus from BOG Beaconhouse National University on the occasion of 12th convocation in 2017. She is council member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan.