Huma Bhabha sat on a chair looking into the distance

Huma Bhabha

A rich theatre of reality, with material as its protagonist.

“My goal is that each work should be intense in its presence.”

For three decades Huma Bhabha has created monumental figurations which question power structures of the human race. She embodies complex reflections on colonialism, memory and war through her hands-on and intuitive use of materials. While the artist considers herself primarily a sculptor, she also utilises drawing, printmaking, assemblage, painting, collage and photography. Bhabha’s style is defin...

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Huma Bhabha was born in 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan, and now lives and works in New York, USA.


With an auction record in excess of $200,000 USD, the artist's works are featured in collections including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and the Hirshhorn in Washington, D.C. — where visitors can find We Come in Peace (2018) on view in the museum’s sculpture garden.

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Robert Nava is one of many artists to cite Bhabha as a pivotal influence for their practice - “Huma is one of my favourite artists, her work is very powerful and soulful.”

Collaborations with Huma Bhabha