Basir Mahmood studied at Pakistan’s premier art institution, the Beaconhouse National University (2006-10), and at the internationally renowned Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2014-16). His works have been exhibited widely across the globe. Most recently, Cinéma Galeries in Brussels presented the first major survey exhibition of his work. Mahmood has received accolades from around the world for his work. In 2019, he was listed as a finalist for Portugal’s prestigious and highly competitive, Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize.