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

Beginning of Love

2019 \ Mouth blown glass (2 pieces) \ 50 x 45cm; 55 x 45cm

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

La Makaan

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

Monster Within

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


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


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

\ News

NH Event

Mehwish Iqbal Catalogue

23 October 2019

31 Oct - 16 Nov 2019
Opening Thursday 31 October, 6-8pm

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\ Exhibitions featuring Mehwish Iqbal

Mehwish Iqbal

The Distance Between Us

31 October — 16 November 2019


Group Exhibition

10 September — 15 September 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Mehwish Iqbal.

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