Rubaba Haider

“Haider’s fine, web-like paintings of unraveling fabrics are a metaphor for the ruptures and fissures that occur in families, and for experience as a Hazara.” Gabriella Coslovich, Look, Art Gallery of NSW, 2018

Rubaba Haider has witnessed how fragile the ties that bind communities, relationships and bodies together can be and expresses this vulnerability through intricate renderings of cloth and thread on paper using gouache and pencil.

Rubaba Haider studied miniature painting in Pakistan at the prestigious National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan was forced to seek refuge in Australia due to the persecution of her people. The contemporary artist’s work has been shown in group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas and is held in a number of private collections in Europe, the subcontinent and Australia. 2014 marked the artist’s debut solo exhibition.

Rubaba Haider lives and works in Melbourne.


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