Asim Butt

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Full NameAsim Butt
Date of BirthMarch 26, 1978
Place of BirthKarachi, Pakistan
Date of DeathJanuary 15, 2010
Place of DeathKarachi, Pakistan
EducationLi Po Chun United World College, Indus Valley Institute of Art and Architecture
Known ForPainting, sculpture, graffiti, printmaking
Art MovementStuckism
Notable WorksMurals near the shrine of Sufi saint Abdullah Shah Ghazi, “5 Ways to Kill a Man”
Career HighlightsFounded The Karachi Stuckists, participated in group shows in Karachi and Lahore, painted significant murals in Karachi
Early LifeBorn in Karachi, attended Li Po Chun United World College, studied Social Sciences at Lahore University of Management Sciences
Higher EducationBegan Ph.D. in History at UC Davis, left to pursue art, obtained B.F.A. in Painting in Karachi
Significant ContributionsPainted murals addressing social issues, engaged in graffiti art protest against emergency regulations in Pakistan in 2007
Interactive PerformancesConducted three interactive performative pieces in 2005, banned from Mohatta Palace Museum as a result
GraduationGraduated from Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 2006
ActivismStarted an “art protest” movement in 2007 with spray-stencilling graffiti of the “eject” symbol in Karachi

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