Huma Bhabha

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Huma Bhabha
Born 1962 (age 53–54)
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Education Rhode Island School of Design,
Columbia University
Known for Sculpture

Huma Bhabha (born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) is a Pakistani sculptor based in New York. Her sculptures are composed from basic construction media and found objects. She is known for grotesque, figurative work sculptures, often featuring bodies that appear dissected or dismembered.


Bhabha studied at the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA, 1985) and Columbia University (MFA, 1989).

Bhabha has been widely exhibited internationally, and has been included in several important shows including “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center and MOMA in New York, and “USA Today” at the Royal Academy in London. Her work had been included in the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2010 Whitney Biennial,[1] the 2008 Gwangju Biennial, the 2010 Whitney Biennial and the 2012 Paris Triennial. She was also featured in From Nothing, Something, a documentary film on the creative process that has screened at multiple film festivals including the Newport Beach Film Festival.[2] She recently had her first solo exhibition in New York Huma Bhabha: Unnatural Histories[3] at MoMA PS1 from November 18, 2012 – April 1, 2013.[4]

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn., awarded its 2008 Emerging Artist Award to Bhabha. The award came with a $5,000 prize and a solo exhibition at the museum, from September 14, 2008 to February 8, 2009.[5]

Huma Bhabha is represented by Salon 94, Greener Pastures Gallery in Toronto, Stephen Friedman Gallery in London and Grimm Gallery in Amsterdam.

She was awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.[6]


  1. ^ "Huma Bhabha | Whitney Museum of American Art". Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  2. ^ From Nothing, Something film web site, accessed 2013-04-29.
  3. ^ "MoMA PS1: Exhibitions: Huma Bhabha: Unnatural Histories". Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Karen (2012-12-06). "'Huma Bhabha: Unnatural Histories' at MoMA PS1". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  5. ^ Aldrich Award Goes to Sculptor Huma Bhabha, ARTINFO, March 6, 2008, retrieved 2008-05-19 
  6. ^ "Huma Bhabha". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 

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