David Kordansky Gallery is pleased to announce a solo presentation of new sculptures and drawings by Huma Bhabha at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 from May 19 through May 23. Art Basel Live: Hong Kong, a series of online viewing rooms, will run concurrently with the in-person show.
For over 25 years, Bhabha has been making objects, drawings, and other works that depict the strangeness and vulnerability of the contemporary figure. The drawings on view in this presentation depict heads animated by a wide range of moods, colors, and perspectival experiments. Rendered on supports that include collaged images of animals and etching proofs from Bhabha's own printmaking practice, they are themselves hybrid objects. Beginning with the grounds on which the acrylic, ink, and pastel pigments are applied, and extending to the creatures that take shape on them, Bhabha allows the unpredictable forces of intuition to guide conversations with her creations.
Huma Bhabha (b. 1962, Karachi, Pakistan) has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions that include the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England (2020); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2018); and MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2012). Notable group exhibitions include NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney (2020); Carnegie International, 57th Edition, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2018); and All the World's Futures, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015). Bhabha's work is in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. Bhabha lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.