My work is all about visual things from different places. Having spent periods in Pakistan, in New York City and now here in Poughkeepsie, I sometimes feel like a nomad, carrying myself from one setting, one landscape, to another.
– Huma Bhabha
Born in Pakistan, Huma Bhabha first went to the USA to study in 1981. She is best known for her often large-scale sculptural works that appear to present abstract renderings of mutant figures. Bhabha has a keen interest in science fiction, being influenced by 'Star trek', Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film '2001: a space odyssey', David Cronenberg’s films and the 'Alien' films. She has said, ‘It became clear that the issues that genre deals with – the state of the world, the future and the fate of human beings – paralleled my own interests and sensibility.’ 'Untitled' combines imagery of Bhabha’s monumental sculptures with a black-and-white photographs of Karachi – a place she sees as part of her.
ink on gelatin silver photograph
104.1 x 76.2 cm sheet; 118.1 x 90.2 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Clinton Ng 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Huma Bhabha
Shown in 1 exhibition
Fearless: contemporary South Asian art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 21 Jul 2018–13 Jan 2019
Referenced in 1 publication
Sofia Benitez, Creative Arts Across Disciplines, 'Huma Bhabha: the art of [de]construction', Poughkeepsie, 03 Nov 2014, (colour illus.).