Hiba Schahbaz

Love Songs


Paris, Turenne

Opening on February 23rd, from 6 to 8 pm.

Inquire about the exhibition:
inquiries@alminerech.com

The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.


Press release

Almine Rech is pleased to present Hiba Schahbaz's first solo show with the gallery, on view from February 11 to March 18, 2023.

Hiba Schahbaz was born in Karachi, Pakistan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. She works with paper, black tea, and water-based pigments as well as oil on linen. She depicts women’s bodies often referencing self-portraiture, creating a space for herself and other women to tell their stories and reclaim their histories. Since migrating to the United States, her practice has expanded from miniature painting to human-scale works.
Schahbaz trained in miniature painting at the National College of Arts, Lahore and received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Her recent exhibitions include Fire Figure Fantasy at ICA Miami (2022), Wonder Women at Jeffrey Deitch (2022), Nova at Half Gallery LA (2022), Messages from the 6th Dimension at Almine Rech London (2022), The Armory Show (2022), In My Heart, a public art commission for Rockefeller Centre with Art Production Fund (2021).

She has been written about in Whitewall, Artforum, NY Mag, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Coveteur, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Art Critical amongst other publications. Schahbaz has been an artist in residence at The Tang Museum, the Mass MocA, the Stoneleaf Retreat, The Wassaic Project, and the Vermont Studio Center to name a few. She currently serves as a board member for Art Production Fund.