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Huma Bhabha at Boston University

  • Sleeper Auditorium 871 Commonwealth Ave Boston, MA, 02215 United States (map)

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Huma Bhabha pushes the limits of human figuration with sculptures of grotesque dignity. Combining basic construction materials such as wood and Styrofoam with found objects, Bhabha explores the concept of the hybrid figure—natural and artificial, human and animal, aggressor and victim all compete for space in her totemic objects and visceral drawings. Her figures are powerful metaphors for the global citizen: precarious, unstable, prone to misinterpretation; yet highly frenetic, adaptable, and charged with a sense of fierce autonomy. Juxtaposing Western Classicism and Primitivism with a uniquely contemporary sense of urgency, her work reveals the nuances and contradictions of power, urban decay, and the human spirit.
Bhabha received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally, at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Academy in London, The Gwangju Biennial, the Paris Triennial, and the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

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