Naila Mahmood is a Karachi-based visual artist, writer, documentary photographer and filmmaker. Her lens-based works investigate the complexities of urban spaces and human rights issues. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. She has been a speaker at Brown University/ Rhode Island School of Design, University of California, Berkeley, University of North Carolina, Cornell University and Technischen Universität Berlin. She is an educator and has been associated with the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture. She has also taught at the University of Karachi and Habib University, Karachi and has been the Director of the Vasl Artists’ Association.