17th Emerging Talent Exhibition (ET17)

15th January 2022 - 17th February 2022

This year's Emerging Talent exhibition features artworks of graduates from 18 institutes around the country. In its 17th season, Emerging Talent has remained a distinctive event, catering to both seasoned and young collectors.

Emerging Talent is VM Art Gallery’s signature event and a highlight of the Gallery's curatorial calendar. Developed in 2003, the Emerging Talent Exhibition was the first of its kind, showcasing fresh graduate works from all over the country under one roof. The exhibition serves multiple purposes; it highlights different bodies of artwork, creates conversation between the different forms of pedagogy practiced in each institution, and also catapults emerging artists into the professional world of gallery exhibitions. Additionally, the exhibition provides an opportunity for gallerists, collectors, and other artists to witness the evolution of contemporary art making practices in Pakistan. Many of the graduates featured in the Emerging Talent Exhibition have gone on to have successful careers as artists.