Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94 New York.

Huma Bhabha

Wakefield City Centre

Working almost entirely in figurative sculpture, Huma Bhabha’s approach is unconventional and cross-cultural, making connections between histories, languages and civilisations.

Huma Bhabha is making her first public realm commission in the UK for Yorkshire Sculpture International, which will be on display in Wakefield city centre for the duration of the festival.

Assembled and carved from everyday materials like Styrofoam packaging, cork, clay and plaster, Bhabha’s work has a timeless quality and her practice is a meditation on new ways of approaching the tactile challenges of sculpture-making. Her work draws on wide-ranging influences that include ancient vocabularies, to Picasso, Giacometti, Daumier and German Neo-Expressionists; and the sci-fi dystopias of Philip K. Dick.

Bhabha has exhibited widely, including the acclaimed “We Come in Peace”, for the Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York (2018), “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1 New York (2015-16), the 2015 Venice Biennale, the 2012 Paris Triennial; and the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

b.1962 Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Wakefield City Centre

We are working with artist Huma Bhabha to bring a new sculpture to Wakefield city centre for the festival

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