Huma Bhabha

Born: 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Poughkeepsie, USA

1989 MFA, Columbia University, New York, USA 
1985 BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

Study #16. What is Love, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England 

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 

Huma Bhabha, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Wages of Fear, C L E A R I N G, Brussels, Belgium 

Huma Bhabha, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany

Unnatural Histories, PSI/ MoMA, L.I.C., NY (catalogue)

Huma Bhabha: Players, Maramotti Collection, Reggio Emilia Province, Italy

Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, USA
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA
Galerie Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Germany 

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
Huma Bhabha Drawings, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, USA
Huma Bhabha Sculpture, Salon 94, New York, USA 

New Work, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France 

Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA

Salon 94, New York, USA
Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA
ATM Gallery, New York, USA
Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada 

Degraded, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, USA
ATM Gallery, New York, USA

ATM Gallery, New York, USA

AMT Gallery, New York, USA

A.N. Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

Sculptures, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Two-Person Exhibitions (selected)

Contemporary Locus 1, Luogo Pio Colleoni, Bergamo, Italy

Jason Fox and Huma Bhabha: Atlas Mountains, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA 

Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, USA

New Prints By Huma Bhabha And Matthew Day Jackson, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA

Versus, Arena Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico 

Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Group Exhibitions (selected)

ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England 

Summer Exhibition 2017, Royal Academy, London, England
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition, The National Gallery, London UK
Home Room, The School, Jack Shainman Gallery, Kinderhook, NY 

Sculpture in the City, London, UK
A Whisper of Where It Came From, Kemper Museum of Contemporary, Kansas City, USA 
Stranger, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Beyond the Veil: Works from the Permanent Collection, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, USA Fétiche, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, USA 

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
Stranger, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 
Wild Noise: Artwork from The Bronx Museum of the Arts and El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal, Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, Allendale, USA
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England
56th International Art Exhibition - All the World's Futures, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Terrapolis, Neon Foundation, Athens, Greece
America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, USA
Mending Wall, Curated by Alexis Rose, The Pitt Los, Angeles, USA
Atopolis, Mons Foundation, Mons, Belgium 

Study from the Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England 
Trieste, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
New Hells, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
The Human Factor, Hayward Gallery, London, England
Rockaway!, Fort Tilden and Rockaway Beach, New York, USA
Amerika, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA 

Show and Tell: Calder Jewelry and Mobiles, Salon 94, New York, USA 

In God We Trust, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York, USA
A Different Kind of Order, The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, USA Rien Faire et Laisser Rire, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Land Marks, curated by Doug Eklund and Anne Strauss, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Social Animals, Art Public, as part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, Miami Beach, USA

Oppenheimer@20: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Nerman Museum’s Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, USA
To Hope, To Tremble, To Live: Modern and Contemporary Works from the David Roberts Collection, The Hepworth- Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK

Theatre of the World, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tazmania
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
Heat Waves, Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, USA
Dusk to Dusk, curated by Richard Rinehardt, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA
Peekskill Project V, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY, USA
Pothole, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Sculptors on Paper, Selections from the BNY Mellon Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA
Figures from the New World, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland Accelerating Toward Apocalypse, curated by Tal Yahas, Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Givon Art Forum, Tel Aviv, Israel
East West Shift to the Middle, Bill Brady/KC, Kansas City, MO, USA
Hors Les Murs, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Bruxelles, Belgium

Lustwarande ’11—Raw, Fundament Foundation, Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The Netherlands Contemporary Galleries: 1980 – Now, MOMA, New York, USA
Statuesque, Nasher Sculptural Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
The Influentials, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, USA
Free Soil, CANADA, New York, USA
Hunters and Gatherers: The Art of Assemblage, S/2, curated by Lisa Dennison, New York, USA

Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK), Ghent, Belgium
La Route de la Soie, Tri Postal, Lille, France Art on Paper 2010
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
the hybrid fuels..., Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
Statuesque, City Hall Park, New York, USA
2010 Whitney Biennial, New York, USA (catalogue)
In-between Things, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Empire Strikes Back, Indian Art Today; Saatchi Gallery, London, England
XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara: Postmonument, Carrara, Italy (catalogue) Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The Cannibal's Muse, Galerie Patricia Low, Gstaad, Switzerland
An Exhibition Curated by Daniel Hesidence, Tracy Williams Ltd, New York, USA
Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool; Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, USA
Looking Back, Fifth Annual White columns, White Columns, NY, USA 

Huma Bhabha, Joe Bradley, Jason Fox, Baker Overstreet, Aurel Schmidt, Galeria Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co, Milan, Italy
Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, USA
Sites, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Pink Panther, Kumukumu Gallery, New York, USA
Truly Truthful, ART ASIA, Soho Studios, Miami, USA
Ahmady Drawn from Life: Drawing Form, Green Cardamom, London, England
Slough, curated by Steve DiBenedetto, David Nolan Gallery, New York, USA 

East Moves West, ATM Gallery, New York, USA
South Asian Imaginaries, South Asian Imaginaries Conference and Critical Studio: Dialogue with South Asian Artists, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, USA
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (catalogue)
Origins, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, USA
After-Nature, The New Museum, New York, USA (catalogue)
Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, USA
Nina In Position, Artists Space, New York, USA
Disarming Matter, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, USA
Huma Bhabha, Andre Ethier, Jason Fox, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada Excerpt: Selections from Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, USA (catalogue)
Critical Studio, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Collezione Maramotti, Inaugural Exhibition, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Trinchera, Museo Raul Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Galleria Glance, Torino, Italy 
Out of Nothing, 4Walls Fine Art, Austin, Texas, USA 

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, England (catalogue)
Remember Who You Are, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York, USA
ATM Art Fair, ATM Gallery, New York, USA
Exquisite Corpse, Cadavre Exquis, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA
Drawing III (Selected), g-module, Paris, France
Johnson County Community College Museum, Kansas City, USA

Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, USA (catalogue) Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
Mystic Truths, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA
Drunk Vs Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, USA

Beat the reaper, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, USA
Grass and Honey, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Radicales Libres, Central de Arte en WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico 

2002 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, USA
Guide to Trust 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
The Empire Strikes Back, ATM Gallery, New York, USA 

Wet, Louise Ross Gallery, New York, USA
Running in Flipflops, Feature, New York, USA
not a lear, Gracie Mansion, New York, USA 

Back to Nature, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature, New York, USA
Not a lear, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Art Process, Paris, France 
ANP city projects, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 

LOAF, Baumgartner Galleries, New York, USA
Trippy World, Baron Boisante Gallery, New York, USA
M du B, F, H & G, Montreal, Canada 

yoyogaga, Feature, New York, USA
WOp: works on/off paper, ANP, Antwerp, Belgium
Science, Feature, New York, USA

Microcosmic Cryptozoic, HERE, New York, USA 

Technophobia, Things Change, Dooley LeCappellaine Virtual Gallery Supastore de Lux, Up & Co, New York, USA
White Columns, New York, USA

Murder, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. Travelled to Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA (catalogue)
Smells like ViUSAl, Roger Meriens Gallery, New York, USA

Who killed Mr. Moonlight, Exit Art, New York, USA. Travelled to MOCA, Los Angeles, USA (catalogue) Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, USA
White Columns, New York, USA 

Four Walls Benefit, David Zwirner, New York, USA
Cartoonal Knowledge, Dooley LeCappellaine, New York, USA
Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, USA
Meat, White Columns, New York, USA
Interzone, John Post Lee, New York, USA 

Stand-Ins, P.S.1 Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, L.I.C., USA
Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles USA
The Red Light Show, Stitching CASCO, Utrecht, The Netherlands
The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, USA (catalogue)
The Fate of the Earth, Ceres Gallery, New York, USA

Feature, New York, USA

Bibliography (selected) 

20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
Trigg, Sarah, Canines to Cannabis in Artist Huma Bhabha’s New Show, Vulture, 26 May 2014
Lord, Christopher, Body Shock, Interview with Huma Bhabha, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, July-August, pp. 70-75, (reproductions)
Searle, Adrian, The Human Factor review - hell is other’s people sculptures, The Guardian, 16 June Solo exhibition of art work by expatriate Pakistani opens in Berlin, ePakistan News, 18 May
Art Guide, ArtForum, 16 May
Huma Bhabha, Wall Street International, 7 May

Readings, Harper’s Magazine, December, pp. 24 (reproduction)
Aspen, Peter, Financial Times, 14 December 
Karafin, Amy, Huma Bhabha’s Unnatural Creatures, Art & Australia, Spring Issue (cover and reproductions)
Schjeldahl, Peter, Art, Goings on About Town: Huma Bhabha Unnatural Histories, The New Yorker, 28 January
Ko, Hanae, Unnatural Histories, Art Asia Pacific, March-April
Mosyanska, Anna, World of Art, Sculpture Now, Thames and Hudson World of Art Press 

Rice, Shelley, Intense Proximity: An Archaeology of Space and Time, Le Magazine, 15 June
Cashdan, Marina, Friends Indeeed – New Shows at Salon 94 Bowery and the Hole, New York Times: T Magazine, 13 June
Chimento, Fulvio, Huma Bhabha On Show: Maramotti Collection, Drome Magazine, 10 March
Reddy, Sameer, Reading Between the Lines of Time, The Wall Street Journal, New York, 17-18 November

Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman, Hopeful Disaster, Modern Painters, December 24
Questions for Artist Rob Pruitt, ARTINFO, 29 March
Bomb Specific/ Huma Bhabha with Jason Fox, Bomb, No. 115/ Spring, pp. 55-59
Huma Bhabha’s Post Apocalyptic Sculpture At Beautiful Decay, Huffington Post, 5 April
Review: Huma Bhabha/Rhona Hoffman Gallery, New City Art, 11 April
Williams, Gilda, Huma Bhabha, Art Forum, March, pp. 277-278
Weinberg, Lauren, Huma Bhabha at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Time Out Chicago, 13 April
Masters, H. G., Huma Bhabha, Art Asia Pacific, Almanac, pp. 230-231 

Sherwin, Skye, Artist of the week 119: Huma Bhabha, The Guardian, 30 December
Cotter, Holland, 1 Artist, 2 Shows, 2 Mediums, 1 Vision, The New York Times, 17 December
Herbert, Martin, Huma Bhabha, Time Out, 10 December
Fischer, Jonathan L., The Nifty 50. Huma Bhabha, Sculptor, The New York Times Style Magazine, 8 February
Sheets, Hilarie M., Where Pharaohs Meet Mad Max, Art News, Summer
Smith, Roberta, When the Art Stared Back and Other Trends, New York Times, 16 December Stillman, Steel, In the Studio: Huma Bhabha with Steel Stillman, Modern Painters, November, pp. 84-93
Saltz, Jerry, The Year in Art, New York Magazine, 5 December
Heinrich, Will, Art in the Age of Information Saturation, The New York Observer, 22 November Laster, Paul, Body of Work, The New York Observer, 4 October, pp. 4-6
Johnson, Ken, Art Review, The New York Times, 27 August, C21
Dost, Lennard, De authentieke, inheemse culturen bestaan niet echt, De Volkskrant, 28 June Sheets, Hilarie M., Where Pharaohs Meet Mad Max, ARTnews, Summer, pp. 100 – 105
Rosenberg, Karen, Commentary That’s Both Visual and Vocal, The New York Times, 1 July, C26 Halle, Howard, Art Review: 2010 Whitney Biennial, Time Out New York, Issue 753: 4-10 March Schjeldahl, Peter, No Offense, The New Yorker, 8 March, pp. 80 – 81
Saltz, Jerry, Change We Can Believe In, New York Magazine, 8 March, pp. 62-63
Cotter, Holland, At a Biennial on a Budget, Tweaking and Provoking, The New York Times, 25 February, C21
Bonami, Francesco and Gary Carrion-Muryari, 2010 Whitney Biennial, exhibition catalogue, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA, pp. 28-29 

Canning, Susan, Of Monument and Moment: Huma Bhabha’s Cinema of Decay, Sculpture, November, Vol. 28 No. 9, pp. 25-29
Johnson, Ken, Art in Review, The New York Times, 30 January
Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation, Phaidon Press, London, England Winking, Kerstin, Reviews, Flash Art International, October
Huma Bhabha at Nathalie Obadia, Contemporary Art Daily, 6 May 

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, The New York Times, 15 February
Considine, Liam, Reviews, Museo, No. 8
Masters, H.G., Reviews, Art Asia Pacific 57, March/April, p. 146 (reproduction)
Schjeldahl, Peter, Feeling Blue, The New Yorker, 4 August, pp. 74-75
Thompson, Don, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark, p. 6 (reproduction)
Luke, Ben, Art World, Interview (reproductions)
Casagrande, Reggie, Lipsticktracez, online magazine interview, (reproductions)
Lee, Sasha, Beautiful Decay, online magazine interview, (reproductions)
Gennocchio, Benjamin, Art Review, The New York Times, 19 October, CT10
Kino, Carol, Modern Motifs, With Echoes of Brazil, The New York Times, 26 October, p. 22 

Smith, Roberta, War Stories, The New York Times, 30 December
Sholis, Brian, Artforum, December, pp. 354 – 355
Princenthal, Nancy, Art in America, December, pp. 146 – 149
Saltz, Jerry, Critics Pick, Art, New York Magazine, 21 September (reproduction)
Kilston, Lyra Liberty, Modern Painters, November, p. 93 The New Yorker, 22 October
Mack, Joshua, Time Out New York, 11-17 October, Issue 628
Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, 5 October
Wolff, Rachel, Young Masters, New York Magazine, 15 October
Kerr, Merrily, Ouverture, Flash Art, January-February, p. 112 (reproductions)
Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson, Sculptures and New Print Editions, Art catalogue

Smith, Roberta, Art in Review, The New York Times, 17 March, E37
Searle, Adrian, Culture, The Guardian, 5 October, p. 20 (reproduction)
Wullshlager, Jackie, The Financial Times, 6 October (reproduction)
Guner, Fisun, Metro, 10 October
Hubbard, Sue, The Independent, 10 October
Ellis, Patricia, Flash Art, October (reproduction)

Saltz, Jerry, Art Review, Village Voice, 30 March, p. 77
Thorson, Alice, Art Reviews, The Kansas City Star, 24 April
Kley, Elisabeth, ArtNews, May, p. 139
Lemieux-Ruibal, Bruno, Lapiz Revista Internacional de Arte 218, December 

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, The New York Times, 20 February, E34
Critics Pick Art Reviews, Time Out New York, 26 February, p. 65 

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, The New York Times, 19 April, E42 

Johnson, Ken, Art in Review, The New York Times, 22 October, E41
Ivy, Angus, Wop:ANP Antwerp, Belgium, Zingmagazine, Vol.3 Spring/Summer, pp. 229- 230

Cotter, Holland, Art in Review, The New York Times, 20 November, E43
Ali, S. Amjad, Dawn Magazine Sunday, 29 March, pp. 4 -5 (reproduction)
Ali, Amra, Jargon, Identity and Space, The News on Sunday, 29 March, p. 32
Husain, Marjorie, A Taste of the Big Apple, The Review, 26 March, p. 25 (reproduction) 

Lanz, Frank, ID Magazine, November

Pagel, David, Art Reviews, Los Angeles Times, 13 May, p. 5
Levin, Kim, Art in Brief, The Village Voice, January
McConnaghy, Claire, Cover, March 

Hagemans, Arno, Riskant Eritiek, Maars Geen Porno in The Red Light Show, Utrechts Nieuwsblad, 16 September
Hoenjet, Frank, de Sinaasappelhuid van De Erotiek, Universiteitsblad Utrechts, 24 September Feature Creatures, Flash Art, November-December, p. 152

Public Collections

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
The Bronx Museum of Art New York, NY 
The David Roberts Art Foundation, UK
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France 
The Saatchi Gallery, London, England
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The New York Public Library, New York, USA
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, USA


Berlin Prize, Guna S. Mundheim Fellowship, The American Academy in Berlin

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Emerging Artist Award