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.

\ Artworks

Crossing the lines

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

La Makaan

2015 \ Silk Screen, Collagraph, Etching, Embroidery \ 104 x 92.5cm Framed


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

\ Exhibitions featuring Mehwish Iqbal


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
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday The gallery will be OPEN on Sunday 15 September during Sydney Contemporary 11am - 4pm