Mehreen Hashmi, is an independent curator, art educator and visual artist from Karachi, Pakistan. Since 2010, Mehreen has been working tirelessly while engaging with community, initiating public art project and exhibiting her own art work internationally. Curator at large, she has curated Pakistan’s first Karachi Art Summit in 2017. Her public art project ‘Munaqqash’ is also one of its kind in Pakistan which has been recognized by international authorities of The Heidelberg Project. With her passion of engaging general public and masses, she has curated several shows to support and promote young artists. She has initiated a non-profit project ‘Paywasta Reh Shajar Se’ to promote art education for children with challenging backgrounds such as addiction, lack of resources and childhood abuse. Her practice knows no boundaries, whether it’s a performance at a disputed land or an exhibition with hundred art works on display. She has been involving authorities i.e. Culture and Tourism Department, Government of Sindh in order to promote art scene of Pakistan.
Since 2010, she has been associated with education department and has been involving her students with her curatorial ventures. From mentoring to motivating, she has been a great source of introducing art practices and creating awareness of involving people of all backgrounds outside artist community in Karachi. While curating and educating, Mehreen has been exhibiting her work locally as well as internationally. Her own art work is a statement towards aftermath of sexual abuse for all ages and genders. Her passionate efforts to all genres makes her shows significant for the audience.