Huma Bhabha is known for her post-apocalyptic and poetic figurative sculptures, created by using unconventional materials.

Her work has been exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions including Against Time, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2020); They Live, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2019); The Company, Gagosian, Rome (2019); Huma Bhabha: Other Forms of Life, The Contemporary Austin, Texas (2018); Revengers, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2018); and We Come in Peace, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018). Her work has also been featured in many group exhibitions, such as NIRIN–Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia (2020); Au rendez-vous des amis: Classical Modernism meets Contemporary Art from the Sammlung Goetz, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2020); Distorted Portrait, Space K, Seoul (2020); Bustes de Femmes, Gagosian, Paris (2020); Raid the Icebox Now with Simone Leigh: The Chorus, RISD Museum, Rhode Island (2019); Drawing Biennial 2019, Drawing Room, London (2019); Generations Part 3, Female Artists in Dialogue, Sammlung Goetz, Munich (2018); ISelf Collection, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); and Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York (2015) among others.

Bhabha’s work can be found in the collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum, California; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Texas; Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
She received the Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship in the visual arts by The American Academy in Berlin (2013) and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Emerging Artist Award, Connecticut (2008).

She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1985) and an MFA from Columbia University, New York (1989). Born in 1962 in Karachi, she currently lives and works in New York.

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