Biography

Mehwish Iqbal works across painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and installation art. Her work provocatively explores notions of womanhood, courage, liberation, and power. She experiments with themes involving migration, influx of refugee and migrant diaspora, monopoly of power-play, commodification of human agency, hybrid identities, unfolding fragile and complex state of individuals.

Iqbal holds a Masters of Art from COFA, UNSW with High Distinction in Printmaking. She has

participated in several prestigious residence programs including NARS Foundation NewYork, NewYork Artist League USA, Megalo Print Studio Australia, Halka Arts Projects Turkey, Bundanon Trust Australia and Blacktown Art Centre/ UNSW. She has been a finalist in many art awards and prizes including; Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Hobart Art Prize, Blake Prize, Fisher Ghost Art Award, Paramor Art Prize and International Emerging Artist Award. She has also been the recipient of Victoria Marinov Award UNSW, Ian Potter Travel Grant, Australia Arts Council Grant and Public Art Commission CoLABS.

Mehwish Iqbal has widely shown her work across Australia, Pakistan, USA, Turkey and Hong Kong. Her work is held in prestigious collections both locally and internationally. She has participated in Istanbul Contemporary, Hong Kong Art Central and Karachi Print Biennial and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair.