'iself collection: self-portrait as the billy goat' at whitechapel gallery, london, UK

7 April 2017
This inaugural display of the ISelf Collection examines individual identity, the body and the human condition from the perspectives of twenty artists. It will include a sculpture and a work on paper by Huma Bhabha.

The exhibition runs from 7 April until 20 August 2017.

Huma Bhabha at Whitechapel Gallery.


'study #16. what is love, huma bhabha’ at david roberts art foundation, london

20 January 2017
Three sculptures by Huma Bhabha are the subject of DRAF's Study #16, the latest in a series of focused case-studies of works from the David Roberts Collection. Each presentation centres on a single work, displayed on its own in a gallery with a printed booklet. A new text by commissioned writer Barbara Casavecchia studies the work in depth: from its techniques, origin and history to its position in the artist's practic...

huma bhabha shortlisted for the fourth plinth commission on trafalgar square

19 January 2017
We are delighted to announce that Huma Bhabha has been shortlisted for the 2018 and 2020 prestigious Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

huma bhabha in public art series 'sculpture in the city’ in and around square mile, london

28 June 2016
The popular public art exhibition, Sculpture in the City, returns this summer with a selection of contemporary art pieces in and around London's Square Mile.

It will include Huma Bhabha's bronze cast,‘The Orientalist', 2007, reminiscent in its authority of a king or deity. Traditional and futuristic, Bhabha's regal figure is an impressive vision from a fictional history. The title of the work conveys ideas of ...

the museum of modern art honours huma bhabha at summer gala 'party in the garden’, new york

1 June 2016
The Museum of Modern Art's Party in the Garden will honour collection artists Huma Bhabha, Mark Bradford, and Brice Marden, along with philanthropists Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky. In recognition of their prolonged commitment to culture, the arts, and MoMA, this year's honourees are being celebrated for their artistry and philanthropy. Co-chairs of the event are Susan and Michael Dell,...

huma bhabha in ‘stranger’ at moca cleveland, ohio, USA

29 January 2016
The figure is a persistent and compelling subject for artists. Representations of the body channel our desires, vulnerabilities, and anxieties-to confront the figure is also to confront one's own sense of personhood. In this contemporary moment, when notions of individuality seem to be increasingly unsettled, the body has re-emerged as a site of urgent inquiry.

‘Stranger' examines recent developments in figuration that speak to the continua...

huma bhabha in 'greater new york' at ps1 moma, new york

11 October 2015

Huma Bhabha is included in 'Greater New York', the fourth iteration of the renowned collaborative series, which begun in 2000, between MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition showcases emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. This Greater New York arrives, however, in a city and art community that has changed dramatically since the first version of the survey. Against this backdrop, Greater New York will depart from the show's primary focus on youth, instead examining key points of connection and intersection between emerging and more established artists across New York, while also exploring aspects of earlier histories of the city itself, and its changing political, social, and architectural fabric.

The 2015 exhibition is co-organized by Peter Eleey, Curator and Associate Director of Exhibitions and Programs, MoMA PS1; art historian Douglas Crimp, University of Rochester; Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; and Mia Locks, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1.

huma bhabha and thomas hirschhorn in a group exhibition in mons, belgium

13 June 2015
Huma Bhabha and Thomas Hirschhorn have work included in 'Atopolis', an exhibition of artists fascinated by the phenomena of circulation, exchange and transfer of artistic cultures and practices. The title alludes to the ideas of Edouard Glissant, an influential commentator on cultural hybridity, who long ago began to argue in favour of interconnected and egalitarian relations between human beings, between the community and nature...

huma bhabha in major group exhibition ‘terrapolis’

27 May 2015
Huma Bhabha has work included in ‘Terrapolis', a 25 person exhibition organised as a collaboration between NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery, the second major collaboration in Athens between the two organisations.

A garden of an archaeological institute in Athens provides the backdrop for works of art that reconnect the human with the animal. Echoing the satyrs, sphinxes and centaurs of Greek statuary, contemporary sculptures, installations and film...

huma bhabha in the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italy

9 May 2015
A selection of striking new works by Huma Bhabha feature at the Venice Biennale, the 56th International Art Exhibition. Titled 'All the World's Futures' and curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice. Alongside some large-scale ink and collage on colour photographs, Huma Bhabha presents a quartet of totemic black wooden sculptures...

huma bhabha in group show ‘rockaway!’ organised by moma ps1

29 June 2014
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha is included in Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway Peninsula in New York. The festival was conceived by MoMA PS1's Director, Klaus Biesenbach, in close collaboration with Patti Smith. The festival will feature solo projects by Patti Smith, Adrián Villar R...

huma bhabha, thomas hirschhorn and yinka shonibare MBE in ‘the human factor’ at hayward gallery

17 June 2014
The Human Factor will bring together major works by 25 leading international artists who have fashioned new ways of using the human body in contemporary sculpture. The exhibition will take place at Hayward Gallery at London's Southbank Centre and will include work from gallery artists Huma Bhabha, Thomas Hirschhorn and Yinka Shonibare MBE.

The first show of its kind on this scale, The Human Factor focus...

huma bhabha and thomas hirschhorn at icp 2013 triennial, new york

17 May 2013
Every three years, International Center of Photography's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world.

The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability.

The exhibition will include 28 international artists who employ photography, film, video, and interactive media, incl...

huma bhabha solo exhibition 'unnatural histories' at moma ps1, new york

18 November 2012
Huma Bhabha is known for her engagement with the human figure and for her use of found materials, working primarily in sculpture. Often tending towards the grotesque, Bhabha's sculptural works and photo-based drawings feature bodies that appear dissected and dismembered, but one can likewise view them as monuments to human life reclaimed from the detritus of a post-apocalyptic landscape. Incorporating materials like Styrofoam,...

huma bhabha in 'oppenheimer@20' at nerman museum of contemporary art, kansas city

29 September 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha's work 'Untitled' 2005, currently features in 'Oppenheimer@20', the 20th anniversary celebration of the Nerman Museum's Oppenheimer Collection, at the Nerman Museum in Kansas City.

The Oppenheimers, former residents of the Kansas City area who now live in Los Angeles, have contributed more than $2.5 million for the purchase of contemporary art by emerging and established, national and inte...

huma bhabha in peekskill project v

29 September 2012
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is presenting the fifth installment of Peekskill Project: a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Peekskill Project V is a depart...

huma bhabha in 'contemporary locus 1' at luogo pio colleoni, bergamo, italy

27 May 2012
'Contemporary Locus' is a series of exhibitions that want to build connections between contemporary art and urban fabric, opening secret, forgotten or abandoned places in the city of Bergamo. This is realized with the intention of creating connections between contemporary art and the urban fabric, with particular attention to secret, forgotten or abandoned places in the medieval and modern city. The project, curated by Paola T...

huma bhabha in 'figures from the new world' at the centre for contemporary art ujazdowski castle, warsaw, poland

18 May 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha features in the exhibition FIGURES FROM THE NEW WORLD at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. The gallery is extending its collection of contemporary figurative sculptures with the works of David Altmejd, Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Ohad Meromi, Thomas Houseago. All the artists create large, traditional sculptures, for which they use lo-fi materials, such as...

huma bhabha 'players' at collezione maramotti, reggio emillia, italy

12 February 2012
In both the six sculptures from the mid-1990s, and the six new drawings created for the exhibition Players, Huma Bhabha reinvents the human head, deconstructing and reconstructing an archetype in which she gathers and transforms various art-historical typologies: from the African, Oceanic and carnival masks to those worn by the actors/dancers in the Indian theatre, from the grotesque faces of Expressionist painting to the demonic...

huma bhabha solo exhibition at the aspen art museum

9 December 2011
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