HUMA BHABHA | Untitled 2017

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Salon 94
Untitled, 2017
Ink, collage, acrylic paint, and oil stick on C-print
65 3/4 x 46 x 2 in. (framed) 60 x 40 in. (unframed)


Born in 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan, Huma Bhabha received her B.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and her M.F.A. from Columbia University in 1989. Bhabha’s work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, she creates haunting human figures that hover between abstraction and figuration, monumentality and entropy. While her formal vocabulary is distinctly her own, Bhabha embraces a post-modern hybridity that spans centuries, geography, art-historical traditions and cultural associations. Bhabha had a survey retrospective at ICA Boston in 2019 and was exhibited in 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. Her work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions at prominent institutions worldwide, including the 56th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2015, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2018 and 2013, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2012. She is the 2013 recipient of the Berlin Prize, Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship from The American Academy, Berlin, and the 2008 recipient of the Emerging Artist Award from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, New York. She lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Images courtesy of Salon 94 and the artist.