Huma Mulji works with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting, creating material juxtapositions which are attentive to the absurd, and question notions of certainty, and truth. Her works broadly address notions of failure and neglect, endurance and transformation. The deliberately awkward artworks are spatially evocative, and imbue an anti-heroism, playing out ironically, in her works.
Mulji’s participation in recent exhibitions includes Witness, Karachi Biennale 2017, “A country of Last Things” (solo), Koel Gallery, Karachi, 2016, “The Great Game”, Irani Pavillion, Venice Biennale, 2015, “Burning Down the House”, 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, 2014, “Extra|Ordinary”, Dubai, 2013, “Twilight”, a solo show at Project 88, Mumbai, India, 2011, “The Rising Tide”, Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi, 2010, “Where three Dreams Cross”. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2010, “Crystal Palace and Other Follies” (solo), Rohtas Gallery Lahore, 2010, “The Empire Strikes Back”, The Saatchi Gallery, 2010 and “Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, at Asia Society, NY, 2009. Mulji was a recipient of the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2013.
She currently lives in Bristol, UK and is Lecturer, BA Hons. Fine Art, at Plymouth College of Art.
EXHIBITION: We Look at Animals BecauseJanuary 25, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Critical Distance is pleased to present We Look at Animals Because, an exhibition that gazes on animality. Presented in partnership with South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), the exhibition features works by Quratulain Butt, Khaled Hourani, Maha Maamoun, Smriti Mehra, Huma Mulji, Ed Panar, Alex Sheriff, and Andrea Luka Zimmerman, and curated by Toleen Touq and Nahed Mansour.Find out more