Mehwish Iqbal

Born in Pakistan
Lives and works in Sydney

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Mehwish Iqbal works across painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramic, sculpture and installation art. Her work provocatively explores notions of womanhood, courage, liberation and power. She experiment with themes involving migration, integration, assimilation and separation.

Iqbal holds Masters of Art from UNSW in Printmaking 2011. She has participated in several prestigious residence programs and has been finalist in many art awards and prizes including; Hobart Art Prize, Blake Prize, Fisher Ghost Art Award and International Emerging Artist Award. She has also been the recipient of Victoria Marinov Award UNSW, Ian Potter Travel Grant and Australia Arts Council Grant. Iqbal has shown both nationally and internationally across USA, Turkey, Australia and Pakistan; participating in International Print Biennale, Istanbul Contemporary and Hong Kong Art Central in 2017.

The exhibited work explores the Middle East crisis generating an influx of refugee/migrant Diaspora, monopoly of power-play, hybrid identities their complex reception in alien environments unfolding fragile and complex state of individuals. 

Nanda\Hobbs looks forward to presenting a solo exhibition of new works by Mehwish Iqbal in the first half of November, 2019.


Artist photo courtesy: Jacquie Manning

\ Artworks

Amorphous Creatures

2019 \ Silk screen, collagraph, etching and embroidery \ 123 x 102cm unframed size

Crossing the lines

2018 \ Collagraph, etching, silkscreen and hand embroidery on paper

Hagia Sophia

2019 \ Silk screen, collagraph, etching and embroidery \ 90 x 90cm unframed size

Hijrat

2021 \ Etching, silk screen, collagraph, hand embroidery, 24 carat silver leaf on paper \ 82 x 83cm

SOLD

La Makaan

2015 \ Silk screen, collagraph, etching and embroidery \ 104 x 92.5 framed size

SOLD

Laal

2021 \ Etching, silk screen, collagraph, hand embroidery, 24 carat silver leaf on paper \ 71 x 81cm

SOLD

Majlis

2021 \ Etching, silk screen, collagraph, hand embroidery, 24 carat silver leaf on paper \ 78 x 81cm

SOLD

Monster Within

2018 \ Silk screen, collagraph, etching and embroidery \ 425 x 105cm unframed size (4 panels)

Naqsh

2021 \ Etching, silk screen, collagraph, hand embroidery, 24 carat silver leaf on paper \ 80 x 73cm

SOLD

Partition

2018 \ Collagraph, etching, silkscreen and hand embroidery on paper \ 100 x 190cm

Roustam

2021 \ Etching, silk screen, collagraph, hand embroidery, 24 carat gold leaf on paper \ 84 x 75cm

SOLD

Tombstones

2018 \ Silk screen, collagraph, etching and embroidery (7 works) \ Available as a collection or individual works \ Dimensions vary

\ News

NH Event

Presenting Jun Chen and Melbourne art fair

17 February 2022

We're thrilled to present a solo presentation by Jun Chen at the 2022 Melbourne Art Fair, on show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Behind the scenes, we also have a small collection of important works including a limited edition triptych screenprint by Francis Bacon accompanied by Mehwish Iqbal, Nicholas Blowers, James Drinkwater and Blak Douglas.

Join us at stand K6.

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\ Exhibitions featuring Mehwish Iqbal

EXPLORE Sydney Contemporary

Mehwish Iqbal, Nicholas Blowers & Hubert Pareroultja

10 November — 13 November 2021

Mehwish Iqbal

The Distance Between Us

31 October — 16 November 2019

SPRING SHOW

Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Mehwish Iqbal.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm