Hamra Abbas (b. 1976, Kuwait) received her BFA and MA in Visual Arts from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 1999 and 2002 respectively before attending Universitaet der Kuenste in Berlin where she did the Meisterschueler in 2004.
She has exhibited internationally with recent solo exhibitions including: Every Colour is a Shade of Black, COMO Museum of Art, Lahore (2020); Open Cube, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2019); Gardens in Which Rivers Flow: Plastic Flowers and Everyday Miracles, Art Dubai with Canvas Gallery, Dubai (2019); Colour, Canvas gallery, Karachi (2017); Bodies, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2016); But Can You Show this in Pakistan? PILOT, Istanbul (2015); and, Kaaba Picture as a Misprint, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014).
Her work has been exhibited as part of major group shows including, most recently: Gateway: Fragments, Yesterday and Today, Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Abu Dhabi (2019); Second Karachi Biennale, Bagh Ibn e Qasim, Karachi (2019); She Persists, Palazzo Benzon, Venice (2019); Art Dubai Contemporary, with Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, 2018; Lahore Biennale, Lahore (2018); Global Control and Censorship, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok (2017); Karachi Biennale, Karachi (2017); Sanctuary, FOR- SITE Foundation, San Francisco (2017); Insights, Art Basel Hong Kong, with Lawrie Shabibi (2017); and, The Making of an Institution, NTU CCA, Singapore (2017).