Born in Quetta, Pakistan, in 1978, Khadim Ali started studying Persian miniature painting in 1998 in Tehran. He also attended the National College of Arts, Lahore, where he trained in the same field and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 2003. In 2012, Ali completed a Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Ali was awarded the Haji Sharif Award in Miniature Painting from the National College of Arts, Lahore, in 2005. The next year, he won a residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, and in 2007 another residency at Art Initiative, Tokyo. The artist’s work have been shown widely in Pakistan and internationally, including solo exhibitions ‘Haunted Lotus’ at Cross Art Projects, Sydney, in 2012; ‘Rustam’ at Rohtas 2, Lahore, in 2009 and Green Cardamom, London, in 2007; ‘Qaeeda-e-Riyazi’ and ‘Jashn-e-Gull-e-Surkh’ at Chowkandi Art Gallery, Karachi, in 2005 and 2004 respectively. Ali lives and works between Sydney, Quetta and Kabul.