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About Huma Bhabha

Huma Bhabha sculpts poetic assemblages of tactile, unconventional materials, such as Styrofoam, air-dried clay, wire, cork, and construction scraps. Sometimes described as “post-apocalyptic,” Bhabha's pieces thread figuration and abstraction, fusing elements of architecture to form a landscape-like sense of place. Making diverse cultural references, from the cinematography of the Andrei Tarkhovsky's sci-fi classic Stalker (1979) to the architecture of Cambodia’s ancient temples at Angkor Wat, Bhabha’s work transcends specificity to explore the universal, “eternal concerns” of all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and longing. Bhabha often produces pastel drawings and photographs in conjunction with her installations, reworking them in ink to blend uncanny, expressive figuration with Modernist abstraction.

Pakistani, b. 1962, Pakistan, based in Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Huma Bhabha, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
2012
Huma Bhabha | Players, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
2014
Traces, Peter Blum Gallery, New York