Huma Bhabha They Live

Huma Bhabha: They Live. Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, March 23, 2019 - May 27, 2019. Photography by Charles Mayer

Huma Bhabha | They Live
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

A survey of Huma Bhabha's work at The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Installation Views

Since the early 1990s, Huma Bhabha (born 1962 in Karachi) has developed a distinct visual vocabulary that draws upon a wide variety of influences, including horror movies, science fiction, ancient artifacts, religious reliquary, and modernist sculpture. The largest survey of the artist’s work to date, Huma Bhabha: They Live encompasses sculpture, drawing, and photography, with a special focus on Bhabha’s engagement with the human figure.

Best known for her sculptures, Bhabha uses a diverse array of natural, industrial, and found materials to make compelling works that engage the arts and histories of diverse cultures. Her work transcends a singular time and place, instead creating an exploration of what she describes as the “eternal concerns” found across all cultures: war, colonialism, displacement, and memories of home.

Huma Bhabha: They Live also includes drawings, photographs, and prints spanning the past two decades, as well as new works made on the occasion of this exhibition. It is accompanied by a lushly illustrated scholarly publication.

Learn more on ICA Boston's website.