Dr Iqbal Barkat is a digital artist and filmmaker. His artistic practice is based in Western Sydney. He teaches screen production at Macquarie University. Iqbal was born in Singapore and began his career in theatre as Artistic Director of Gung Ho Theatre Ensemble.
He is a proponent and practitioner of community and participatory arts specializing in works involving a combination of actors and non-actors. His works are often hybrid as they emanate from real settings but include fictional elements and involve the intersection of digital media with other art forms. He is currently working on a project that explores the outsider and Islam.