Upon completing his BFA in 1993 as a distinction student at the National College of Arts Lahore, subsequently held the position of assistant professor at his alma mater.
In the past nineteen years, he has held eleven solo shows both in Pakistan and abroad and curated various important shows. In addition his work has been exhibited in numerous important group shows nationally and internationally, including The Asian Art Biennale Dhaka Bangladesh, The International Artists' Biennale Iran, The Pyeongtack International Art Festival Lake Museum Korea, Art Expo Malaysia 2010, Slick Art Fair Paris 2010 France and in 2011 AAF Affordable Art Fair Singapore, 2012 Art Melbourne, Australia. Other nations that have shown his work various times are India, Oman, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, USA, China, UK, Norway, Srilanka and Canada.
As an avid participant of art residencies, he has attended Eleven various art camps and residencies abroad over the course of his career. He has also conducted various art counseling workshops. Since 1994 promoting art through art education at his studio STUDIO RM. In 2008 he initiated the Studio RM (International) Residency programme in Lahore.
RM Naeem’s work has garnered several scholarships, awards and prizes in Pakistan, including the National Award of Excellence in 2003. His work can be seen in various private and official collections and has been featured in both local and international art publications.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
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