Huma Bhabha, ‘Untitled’, 2009, GRIMM

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

Huma Bhabha, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
All the World’s Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice
Traces, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
Huma Bhabha | Players, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia