Photo: Time
Photo: Time

Pakistani artist Salman Toor has been featured on the Time100 Next list, which highlights emerging leaders who are shaping the future.

Toor, who was born in Lahore and now lives in New York City, is an artist who has "made his career subverting the styles of old paintings by centering openly queer men of South Asian descent," according to Time.

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He has had multiple shows both in Pakistan and abroad and was also part of the Lahore Biennale in 2018. He recently secured his first solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

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The Time100 Next list is divided into multiple categories — artists, phenoms, leaders, advocates and innovators.

The list is diverse and features actors such as Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Never Have I Ever) and Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton) alongside world leaders such as Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

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