Huma Bhabha: A Fly Appeared and Disappeared (Une mouche est apparue et disparut)

Texts by Vincent Honoré and Numa Hambursin

Originally from Pakistan, Huma Bhabha grew up in a house full of art books. Huma Bhabha is known for her distinctive visual language, which focuses on the human figure in all its expressive potential. She draws inspiration from ancient sculpture, modernism and contemporary popular iconography. The monumental sculptures Bhabha creates using a combination of surprising materials oscillate between the recognizable, the human or animal, and the extraterrestrial.


Publisher: Snoeck Publishers

Artists: Huma Bhabha

Publication Date: 2023

Binding: Softcover

Dimensions: 8.75 × 11.8 in

Pages: 208

ISBN: 9789461618665

Retail: $40 | €39

Status: Available

Huma Bhabha

Since the 1990s, Huma Bhabha (b. 1962) has become known for layered and nuanced work that centers on reinvention of the figure and its expressive possibilities. Her formally inventive practice encompasses sculpture, drawings, and photography. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Bhabha moved to the United States in 1981 to attend Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, from which she received her BFA in 1985. She later studied at the School of the Arts at Columbia University, New York, from which she received her MFA in 1989. The artist presently lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.

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