Cultural Aesthetic + borders, Mahwish Chishty Visiting Artist in Sculpture
Feb 18, 2020
Visual Arts Building, E125
107 River Street, Iowa City, IA 52246
Initially trained as a miniature painter from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, Mahwish Chishty has aggressively combined new media and conceptual work with her traditional practice. As a dual citizen (Pakistan and United States), Chishty has focused her research on border relations of these two countries for almost a decade. Chishty has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at venues like University of Technology (UTS Gallery) Sydney, Australia; Boghossian Foundation– Villa Empain. Brussels; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MOCADA), Brooklyn, NY; Imperial War Museum, London, UK and Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan among others.
Chishty has been awarded several residencies including Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY ; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, NY. Ms. Chishty also has works in public and private collections including the Foreign office Islamabad, Pakistan, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka Shi, Japan and Imperial War Museum, London. Chishty is also a recipient of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.
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