Raania Azam Khan Durrani – Artistic Director / Co-Founder
Raania A. K Durrani is a visual artist, manager and arts programmer. She has worked at various platforms, including PeaceNiche/T2F, Port Grand Karachi and Commune Artist Colony, which she co-founded in 2005. Raania has been awarded multiple arts residencies, and has been a faculty member at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture and Szabist, in Karachi. She is a graduate of Bennington College, USA and is an Arts Management Fellow of Art Think SouthAsia / KHOJ International Artists Association (India/UK). She received a commendation for Arts at the 6th Ladies Fund Awards in 2014, her work and writings have been published in the Friday Times, Nigaah, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Art Now, Dawn, The News, and The New Internationalist. As a creative producer, Raania’s work spans across the arts and humanities, focusing on cross-genre and inter-disciplinary practice. Her primary education is music, voice being the instrument, she continues to explore collaborative music making. In September 2015, she co-founded Salt Arts Pvt. Ltd, where she is Artistic Director.
Junaid Iqbal – Chairperson / Co-Founder
Junaid is a turnaround and growth specialist, known best for his work in the corporate and financial sector of Pakistan. His experiences range from work at CNBC Pakistan, BMA Capital and Financial Services, Elixir Securities, E2E – to his presence on multiple global forums and television as an advisor and commentator for finance and business. Junaid is known to be the youngest CEOs in the financial sector, however, he earned one of his first paychecks photographing a Junoon concert, nearly twenty years ago. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he read Economics, and has attended an Executive Education Program at the Harvard Business School. Junaid serves on the boards of The Lyceum School, Charter for Compassion and AIESEC Pakistan. He is a patron of the arts, and wishes to develop sustainable systems for the arts and music industry. In September 2015, he co-founded Salt Arts Pvt. Ltd, where he is Chairperson.
Hasan Waliany – Design Consultant
Hasan is the lead designer at Hasan Waliany Design Studio. His portfolio includes projects pertaining to education, architecture, arts and entertainment. His recent work is geared towards sustainable urban development, via product and site design. Hasan Waliany has diverse interests, music being the most significant. He has performed as a DJ for live audiences and has an eclectic collection of music, which he often draws upon for inspiration.
Hamna Haqqi – Junior Creative Producer
Hamna first began working as an assistant arts manager in 2014, for FRESH, a multi-genre art exhibit co-curated by Raania A. K Durrani, Amin Gulgee and Saba Iqbal, at the Amin Gulgee Gallery in Karachi. The show featured the works of 68 Pakistani artists, ages 30 and under. She aspires to be a cinematographer, and is currently a student of Media Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi.
Mary Therese Kurkalang – Advisor International Projects (India)
Mary is a Cultural Manager, and has over 20 years of experience in the Arts, Publishing and the NGO sector. She has conducted projects across cities in India and Internationally, and is the founder of KHUBLEI. Mary is an Arts Management Fellow of Art Think SouthAsia/ KHOJ International Artists Association (India).