Artist — Series 9 — Khalil Chishtee

Series 9

Khalil Chishtee


Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Khalil Chishtee is a visual artist based in New York City. Using shredded, bunched, bungled, and knotted plastic bags, Khalil Chishtee creates evocative figural sculptures imbued with emotional tension/ Chishtee mostly works only with the bags themselves, constructing his sculptures by artfully manipulating the plastic as if he were working with clay.


  • 50th Anniversary of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, London, UK, 2014
  • Art Festival Watou, Watou, Belgium 2014
  • “Brain Drain” project for Art 14, London, UK 2014
  • “Between the lines” Habitat Center, New Delhi, India 2019

People throw their garbage or filth in these bags but I record/store my finest emotions in these bags

Khalil Chishtee