New York sculptor Huma Bhabha will present a lecture about her work on Wednesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m., in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ, as part of the Visiting Artist Series. This lecture is sponsored by the Art Department and is free and open to the public.
Originally from Pakistan, Bhabha reworks the familiarity of everyday objects into odd inventions by creating sculptures with found materials and constructed forms. She is known for grotesque, figurative work sculptures, often featuring bodies that appear dissected or dismembered. Bhabha culls her work from the archives of science fiction and is able to engage the arts and histories of many world cultures.
Bhabha’s work has been exhibited in prominent collections internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Saatchi Gallery, London. Her sculptures have been included in shows such as Greater New York at MoMA PS1 Contemporary Art Center and MOMA in New York, and USA Today at the Royal Academy in London. 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.
In 2008, Bhabha received the Emerging Artist award from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. She was also awarded a 2013 Berlin Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Berlin.