Iqra Tanveer graduated from the Department of Visual Studies at Karachi University in 2007 and further went ahead to receive a postgraduate diploma in Art Education from the Beacon house National University in Lahore during the year 2009. Working with video, photo and installations, Tanveer has participated in several group and solo exhibitions across Pakistan, India, UAE, Hong Kong and Italy. Among the prominent is a solo exhibition titled “Between Earth and Sky” held at the Museum of Modern Art in Moscow. She was also a participant of Kochi Muzirus Biennale 2014.
As a participant in The 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art she was granted a special mention award. She was the recipient of the Triangle Trust Residency in Dhaka, Bangladesh and currently is an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam.