Hiba Schahbaz

1981 · Pakistan

Artist biography

Hiba Schahbaz is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Pakistan, like other famous artists such as Ghazi Sikander Mirza, Ambreen Butt, Minhaj, Ali Kazim, and Waseem Ahmed. Hiba Schahbaz was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hiba Schahbaz is represented by two galleries, which are Noire Gallery in Turin, Italy and Thierry Goldberg Gallery in New York, the United States. Hiba Schahbaz' work has most recently been exhibited at Foley Gallery in New York (11 February 2020 until 15 March 2020) with the exhibition Our Earthly Figures. Hiba Schahbaz' only other exhibition is CLOSE THE BLINDS, which took place at Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, the United States (20 October 2018 - 24 November 2018).

Further Biographical Context for Hiba Schahbaz

Born in 1981, Hiba Schahbaz was primarily influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a leading idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Hiba Schahbaz

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