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Huma Mulji


Huma completed her BFA at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi in 1995, and her MFA at Transart Institute, Berlin, in 2010.

Huma is a visual artist whose practice navigates the border of fact and fiction. She works with sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting, creating material juxtapositions which are attentive to the absurd, and question notions of ‘certainty’, and ‘truth’, through the use of digital imaging, reanimating objects through taxidermy, or creating clumsy, hybrid objects. The often awkward and scruffy artworks imbue a deliberate anti-heroism, playing out ironically, or sometimes comically, in her works, addressing perceptions of ageing and isolation, urban expansion and its related follies, and dust and geckos, as chronic domestic threats. Her participation in recent exhibitions includes “The Great Game”, Iranian Pavillion, Venice Biennale 2015, “Burning Down the House”, 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, “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, “The Empire Strikes Back”, The Saatchi Gallery, 2010 and “Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, at Asia Society, NY, 2009.

Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts, BNU, Lahore from 2003-2015. Visiting artist on the BFA Program, at Goldsmiths College between 2015-17, Associate Lecturer UWE, Bristol during 2017, and currently Lecturer, BA (Hons) Fine Art, at Plymouth College of Art, UK.