Biography

Born 1962, Karachi, Pakistan

Lives Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Education

1989

Columbia University, New York, NY; MFA

1985

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; BFA

 

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2014

Veneklasen Werner Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2013

Unnatural Histories, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

2012

Huma Bhabha: Players, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emila, Italy

2011

Galerie Niels Borch Jensen, Berlin, Germany

 

Huma Bhabha, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL, April 1 - May 7

 

Huma Bhabha, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado

2010

Peter Blum Chelsea, New York, NY

 

Salon 94, New York, NY

2009

Huma Bhabha: New Work, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sept. 5-October 7

 

Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France

2008

Huma Bhabha: 2008 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, September 14-February 2, 2009

2007

Huma Bhabha, Salon 94, New York, NY, September 12-October 26

 

Huma Bhabha, Salon 94 Freeman’s, New York, NY, September 12-October 26

 

Huma Bhabha: Karachi Prints 2007, ATM Gallery, New York, NY, September 6-October 13

 

Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

2006

Degraded, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Huma Bhabha, ATM Gallery, New York, NY, February 17-March 18

2004

Huma Bhabha, ATM Gallery, New York, NY, February

1998

A.N. Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

1997

Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1993

Sculptures, Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2009

Atlas Mountains: Jason Fox and Huma Bhabha, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY March 14 - April 18

2008

Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY, June 14-July 26

2007

Huma Bhabha and Matthew Day Jackson: Sculptures and New Print Editions, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY, November 16, 2007 – January 12, 2008

2004

Versus: Jason Fox & Huma Bhabha, Arena Mexico Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico, November

2002

Huma Bhabha & Kevin Cooley, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, November 22-December 23

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014

Study From The Human Body, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

Resonance(s), Maison Particuliere, Brussels, Belgium

 

The Human Factor: Uses of the Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom

 

Trieste, Grimm, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013

Social Animals, Art Public as part of Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, curated by Nicholas Baume, Collins Park, Miami Beach, FL

 

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

 

The Bronze Age, Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

In God We Trust, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland

 

LAT. 41° 7’ N., LONG. 72° 19’ W, Organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

 

A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial, International Center of Photography, New York, NY

 

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, NY

2012

To Hope, To Tremble, To Life; Works from the DRAF Collection, The Hepworth-Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK

 

Dusk to Dusk, curated by Richard Rienhardt, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

 

Bhabha, Bradley & Fox, Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MO

 

Theatre of the World, curated by Jean-Hubert Martin, Museum of Old and New Art, Moonah Tas, Australia

 

Peekskill Project V, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY

 

Heat Waves, Peter Blum Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY

 

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2011

Contemporary Galleries: 1980 - Now, MOMA, New York, NY

 

Hunters and Gatherers: The Art of Assemblage, S | 2, New York, NY; curated by Lisa

 

Dennison

 

The Influentials, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Amy Smith Stewart

 

Free Soil, CANADA, New York, NY

 

Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY

 

Lustwarande ’11—Raw, Fundament Foundation, Park De Oude Warande, Tilburg, The

 

Netherlands; curated by Chris Driessen

 

Contemporary Magic: A Tarot Deck Art Project, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA

2010

Statuesque, Nasher Sculptural Center, Dallas, TX, curated by Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund

 

La Route de la Soie, Tri Postal, Lille, France; curated by the Saatchi Gallery and lille3000

 

Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art (SMAK), Ghent, Belgium

 

Art on Paper 2010, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

the hybrid fuels…, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany; curated by Dr.

 

Ingrid Burgbacher-Krupka.

 

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New Yor

 

Statuesque, City Hall Park, curated by Public Art Fund, New York, NY

2009

Huma Bhabha, Jason Fox, Baker Overstreet, Aurel Schmidt, Galleria Paolo Curti /

 

Annamaria Gambuzzi& Co., Milan, Italy (curated by Kineko Ivic)

 

Slough curated by Steve DiBenedetto, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY, May 28- July 24

 

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Bob Nickas

 

Sites, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, curated by Carter Foster

2008

7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea, Sept. 5 - Nov. 9; curated by Okwui Enwezo

 

East Moves West, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

 

South Asian Imaginaries South Asian Imaginaries conference and Critical Studio: Dialogue with South Asian Artists, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York, NY

 

After Nature, The New Museum, New York, NY, July 7 - October 5

 

Group Show: Jason Fox, Huma Bhabha, & Andrea Ethier, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada, April 10-May 10

 

Warlord, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY June 14 – July 26

 

Disarming Matter, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY, April 3-May 10

 

Nina in Position, Artist Space, New York, NY, January 25-March 29

2007

Collezione Maramotti, Inaugural Exhibition, Reggio Emilia, Italy; curated by Mario Diacono, opening September 29

 

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX; curated by Bob Nickas, September-February 3

 

Trinchera, Museo Raul Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico; curated by Emanuel Tovar

 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Galleria Glance, Torino, Italy, June 22-July 29

 

Out of Nothing, 4Walls Fine Art, Austin, TX; curated by Daniel Heimbinder, September 8-October 20

2006

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London, U.K. (catalogue), October 6-November 4, State Hermitage Museum,

 

St. Petersburg, Russia, October 24-January 13, 2008

 

Remember Who You Are, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, September 7-September 30

 

Clarissa Dalrymple’s Exhibition of Young Artists to Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Bortolami Dayan, New York, NY, February 16-February 25

 

ATMArtFair, ATM Gallery, New York, NY

 

Exquisite Corpse (Cadavre Exquis), Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Bob Nickas and Mitchell Algus, February 20-March 18

 

Drawing III (Selected), g-module, Paris, France, May 18-July 1

 

Johnson County Community College Museum, Kansas City, KS

2005

Greater New York 2005, P.S.1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (catalogue), March 13-September 26

 

Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada

 

Mystic Truths, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL; curated by Simon Watson, June 3-July 9

 

Drunk Vs Stoned 2, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY; curated by Elysia Borowy, August 4-September 7

2004

Beat the Reaper, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA; curated by Joe Bradley, May 7-29

 

Grass and Honey, Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; curated by David Shaw, May

 

Radicales Libres, Central de Arte en WTC, Guadalajara, Mexico; curated by Ruben Mendez

2002

2002 Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR, January 4

 

Guide to Trust 2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; curated by ANP, February 9-April 21

 

The Empire Strikes Back, ATM Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Cannon Hudson & Jason Fox, March-April 28

2001

Wet, Louise Ross Gallery, New York, NY, June 5-July 27

 

Running in Flip-Flops, Feature, New York, NY, June 21-July 27

2000

Back to Nature, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, July 7-August 4

 

Grok Terence McKenna Dead, Feature, New York, NY, July-September 9

 

Not a. Lear, Galerie S&H De Buck, Ghent, Belgium, March 2001; curated by ANP, Gracie Mansion, New York, NY, September 12-October 20, 2001, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, November 2-21, 2001, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July, and Art Process, Paris, France, December

 

ANP City Projekts, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, Netherlands, March 26-April 23

1999

LOAF, Baumgartner Galleries, New York, NY; curated by Steve DiBenedetto

 

Trippy World, Baron Boisante Gallery, New York, NY

 

M du B, F, H & G, Montreal, Canada

1998

YOYOGAGA, Feature, New York, NY, November 10-28

 

WOp: works on/off paper, ANP, Antwerp, Belgium

 

Science, Feature, New York, NY, February 21-March28

1997

Microcosmic Cryptozoic, HERE, New York, NY; curated by Melissa Zexter

1996

Technophobia, Things Change, Dooley LeCappellaine Virtual Gallery www.thing.net/dooley

 

Supastore de Lux, Up & Co, New York, NY; curated by Sarah Staton

 

White Columns, New York, NY

1995

Murder, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA & Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY; curated by John Yau (catalogue)

 

Smells like Vinyl, Roger Meriens Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Sarah Seager & Thaddeus Strode, July

1994

Who killed Mr. Moonlight, Exit Art, New York, NY; curated by Charles Labelle

 

MOCA Benefit, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, (catalogue)

 

Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York, NY

 

White Columns, New York, NY

1993

Four Walls Benefit, David Zwirner, New York, NY, October 28-30

 

Cartoonal Knowledge, Dooley LeCappellaine, New York, NY

 

Outside Possibilities, The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, New York; curated by Bill Arning, June 26

 

Meat, White Columns, New York, NY

 

Interzone, John Post Lee, New York, NY; curated by Karin Bravin

1992

Stand-Ins, P.S.1 Museum, Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY; curated by Craig Kalpakjian

 

Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles CA

 

The Red Light Show, Stitching CASCO, Utrecht, The Netherlands; curated by Jack Jaeger

 

The Mud Club, Winchester Cathedral & Lake Nairobi, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL; curated by Hudson (catalogue)

 

The Fate of the Earth, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

1991

Feature, New York, NY, December 4-January 4, 1992

 

Feature Office, New York, NY, July 10-August 9

 

Selected Bibliography

2013

Readings, Harper’s Magazine, Decmeber, pg. 24

 

Aspen, Peter. Financial Times, December 14.

 

Blouin Artinfo, November 14.

 

Donoghue, Katy. Whitewall, December 2.

 

Kobel, Stefan. Artmagazine, December 5.

 

Martin, Lydia. “Art Basel,” The Miami Hearld, December 10.

 

Tchisa, Anne. “Critics Pick,” The Miami Herald, December 6.

 

Karafin, Amy. “Huma Bhabha’s Unnatural Creatures,” Art & Australia, Spring Issue (cover and reproductions)

 

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Huma Bhabha Unnatural Histories,” Art, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker, January 28.

 

Ko, Hanae, “Unnatural Histories,” Art Asia Pacific, March/April.

 

Mosyanska, Anna “World of Art, Sculpture Now.”

2012

“Standing Tall”, V Magazine, December 2012

 

Rosenberg, Karen, “Totems That Tell About the Past and the Future,” The New York Times, New York, NY, Dec. 7

 

Vivros-Faune, Christian, “Huma Bhabha Does Rodin Meets Mad Max,” The Village Voice, New York, NY, Dec. 5

 

Reddy, Sameer, “Reading Between the L ines of Time,” The Wall Street Journal, New York, NY, Nov. 17-18

 

Thrun, Neil, Visual Art Review, The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, Oct.10, 2012

 

Schjeldahl, Peter, Goings on About Town “Pothole,” The New Yorker, New York, NY, June 22

 

Cashdan, Marina, Culture, The New York Times T Magazine Blog, New York, NY, June 13

 

Asfour, Nana, Art Reviews, “Pothole,” Time Out New York, New York, NY, June 25

2011

Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman. "Hopeful Disaster", Modern Painters, December 2011

 

"Huma Bhabha / Jason Fox" Bomb, Bomb Specific, Spring 2011 pg.55

 

"Huma Bhabha: Drawings" The New York Times, Arts Listing, January 14, 2011

 

"Huma Bhabha" The New Yorker, Goings on About Town , January 17, 2011

 

"Huma Bhabha: Drawings" The New York Times, Gallery Listing, January 7, 2011

 

"On Huma Bhabha Drawings at Peter Blum Chelsea" The Drawing Center (online), January 7, 2011

 

Weinberg, Lauren, “Huma Bhabha at Rhona Hoffman Gallery,” Time Out Chicago, April 13, 2011.

 

“Review: Huma Bhbha/Rhona Hoffman Gallery”. Newcity Art. April 11

 

Williams, Gilda, “Huma Bhabha,” Artforum, March 2011, pp 277-278.

 

Masters, H.G., “Huma Bhabha,” artasiapacific, Almanac 2011, pp 230-231

2010

Sherwin, Skye, “Artist of the week 119: Huma Bhabha”, The Guardian, December 30,2010

 

Cotter, Holland "1 Artist, 2 Shows, 2 Mediums, 1 Vision" New York Times, December 18, 2010, The Arts pg. C1

 

Smith, Roberta, "When the Art Stared Back and Other Trends", New York Times,December 16, AR24.

 

Jackson, Matthew Day "Huma Bhabha: Mystic Truths" FlashArt, November-December 2010, pg. 88

 

Stillman, Steel "In the Studio: Huma Bhabha" Art in America, November 2010, pg 25

 

Saltz, Jerry, "The Year in Art," New York Magazine, December 5

 

Herbert, Martin, “Huma Bhabha,” Time Out London, December 10, 2010

 

Laster, Paul, " Body of Work: A Pakistani Artist's Dark Totems Mark the Fall Season", New York Observer, October 4, 2010 pg 4 and 6

 

Rosenberg, Karen, “Commentary That’s Both Visual and Vocal,” The New York Times, July 1, C26

 

Sheets, Hilarie M., "Where Pharaohs Meet Mad Max," ARTnews, Summer 2010 pg. 100

 

Fischer, Jonathan L. "The Nifty Fifty," New York Times Style Magazine, 8 Feb 2010

2009

Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review," The New York Times, 30 January

 

"Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation", Phaidon Press, London, 2009

 

Winking, Kerstin, "Reviews," Flash Art International, October

 

Canning, Susan, "Of Monument and Moment: Huma Bhabha's Cinema of Decay", Sculpture Magazine, November 2009 Vol. 28 No., pg. 24

2008

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, page 6 (reproduction)

 

Luke, Ben, Art World, Interview, (reproductions)

 

Casagrande, Reggie, Lipsticktracez, online magazine interview, (reproductions)

 

Lee, Sasha, Beautiful Decay, Online magazine interview, (reproductions)

 

Genocchio, Benjamin, "Art in Review," The New York Times, October 19

2007

Smith, Roberta, "War Stories," The New York Times, December 30

 

Sholis, Brian, Artforum, December, pp 354 - 355

 

Princenthal, Nancy, Art in America, December, pp. 146 - 149

 

Saltz, Jerry, “Critics Pick” Art, New York Magazine, September 21 (reproduction)

 

Kilston, Lyra Liberty, Modern Painters, November, p.93

 

Mack, Joshua, Time Out New York, October 11-17, Issue 628

 

Smith, Roberta, "Art in Review," The New York Times, October 5

 

Wolff, Rachel, "Young Masters," New York Magazine, October 15

 

Kerr, Merrily, “Ouverture,” Flash Art, January-February, page 112 (reproductions)

 

Dault, Gary Michael, “Visual Arts Review,” The Globe and Mail, 19 May, page R16

2006

Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, 17 March, page E37

 

Searle, Adrian, “Culture,” The Guardian, 5 October, page 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)

2005

Saltz, Jerry, “Art Review,” Village Voice, 30 March, page 77

 

Thorson, Alice, “Art Reviews,” The Kansas City Star, 24 April

 

Kley, Elisabeth, ArtNews, May, page 139

 

Lemieux-Ruibal, Bruno, Lapiz Revista Internacional de Arte 218, December

2004

Cotter, Holland, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, 20 February, page E34

 

“Critics Pick” Art Reviews, TimeOut NY, 26 February, page 65

2002

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

1999

Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review,” The New York Times, 22 October, page E41

 

Ivy, Angus, “Wop:ANP Antwerp, Belgium,” Zingmagazine, Vol.3 Spring/Summer, page 229-230

1998

Cotter, Holland, “ Art in Review,” The New York Times, 20 November, page E43

 

Ali, S. Amjad, Dawn Magazine Sunday, 29 March, pages 4 and 5 (reproduction)

 

Ali, Amra, “Jargon, Identity and Space,” The News on Sunday, 29 March, page 32

 

Husain, Marjorie, “A Taste of the Big Apple,” The Review, 26 March, page 25 (reproduction)

1996

Lanz, Frank, ID Magazine, November

1993

Pagel, David, “Art Reviews,” Los Angeles Times, 13 May, page 5

 

Levin, Kim, “Art in Brief,” The Village Voice, January

 

McConnaghy, Claire, Cover, March

1992

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, page 152

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, NY

The David Roberts Art Foundation, UK

The Maramotti Collection, Emilia Reggio, Italy

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

The Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

AWARDS

2013

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

2008

The Aldrich Contemporary Museum Emerging Artist Award