Asif Farooq lives and works in Miami, Florida, where he was born. He grew up the son of Pakistani immigrants . His art operates with ideas of impermanence and the existence/nonexistence of truth.
Farooq is best known for fabricating precisely crafted paper guns. His most ambitious project to date, Balalaika, is a full-scale paper replica of a Soviet era MiG-21 fighter jet. Concurrent with the formative years of his youth, Farooq's work is rooted in an obsessive interest with the political climate at the tail-end of the Cold War.
95-97, 02-09 Florida International University
1997-01 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1995 Miami Dade Community College
1994 Robert Morgan Educational Center
2015 Official Art Basel Miami Beach Artist Studio Tour, Miami, FL
2014 Solo Exhibit, Painkillers, Anne Kittrell Gallery, University of Arkansas, AR
2012 Solo Exhibit, Asif’s Guns, Primary Projects Pop-up Gallery, Miami, FL
2012 Champion, Primary Projects, Miami, FL