Niilofur Farrukh is a Karachi-based art historian, critic, curator, author, and activist. She regularly contributes on art and art-related topics to national and international journals and writes a monthly column for the op-ed pages of Dawn. Ms Farrukh co-founded ASNA, a non-profit emerging from a need to address the rupture between craft from art in South Asia, and is also founding Editor of NuktaArt. President of the Pakistan Section of Paris based, International Art Critics Association (AICA) and Vice President AICA International, Paris, she serves on AICA’s Commission for Freedom of Expression. As a curator she has national and international shows to her credit, and represented her country as the Commissioner at The Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, the Tashkent Biennale, and Kathmandu International Art Festival. She has recently edited with Amin Gulgee and John McCarry, Pakistan’s Radioactive Decade (OUP, 2019). Her book, Pioneering Perspectives was published in 1996.