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. Ms. Chishty have exhibited her work in over fifty exhibitions in national and international venues so far. Her best-known, on-going project, ‘Drone series’ is inspired by her visit to Pakistan in 2011. By camouflaging modern war machines with folk imagery, Ms. Chishty is shedding light on the complexity of acculturation, politics and power. Ms. Chishty is also the recipient of prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim fellowship.
Year(s) Awarded: 2017
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