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Huma Mulji EXHIBITED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Arabian Delight (and details)

Arabian Delight (and details)

Arabian Delight (and details)

Arabian Delight (and details)

Arabian Delight (and details)

Arabian Delight (and details)

Huma Mulji
Arabian Delight (and details)

2008

Rexine suitcase, taxidermy camel, metal rods, wood, cotton wool, fabric

105 x 144 x 155 cm (Open with lid)
Pakistani born Huma Mulji’s works explore ideas of displacement. Her preoccupation with cultural difference takes her away from India and Pakistan toward the Middle East and other landscapes. This juncture between tradition and the relentless modern thrust across India and Pakistan is where Mulji occupies herself with deliberate humour. Arabian Delight, a taxidermied camel forced into a battered suitcase, addresses ideas of the relocation of cultures. The rather crazed manner in which the collapsed camel is impossibly forced into this suitcase, legs thrown in disarray, is a humorous comment on the perceived ‘Arabisation’ of Pakistan as another Muslim state.
Her Suburban Dream (and 2 details)

Her Suburban Dream (and 2 details)

Her Suburban Dream (and 2 details)

Huma Mulji
Her Suburban Dream (and 2 details)

2009

Mixed media

99 x 330.2 x 76.2
In a similar vein, Mulji’s most recent work titled Her Suburban Dream involves another taxidermied animal shown in an unexpected situation. The concrete water pipe has forced the cow in Her Suburban Dream into an unnatural and somewhat degrading position at the mercy of humanity. These compelling works explore change and disorder in the region and beyond.

Huma Mulji's BIOGRAPHY

Huma Mulji
Born in 1970, Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2008
Arabian Delight, Rota Gallery, Lahore


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
Failure to Yield, ConcentArt, Berlin, Germany.
HK International Art Fair, Project 88, Hall 3, Stand H04 HongKong, China.
Crystal Palace and Other Follies, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan
As The Land Expands, Al Riwaq Art Space, Adliya, Kingdom of Bahrain
Home and the World, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA.
The Empire Strikes Back, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2009
Ressemble Reassemble, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
Hanging Fire: contemporary art from Pakistan, Asia Society, NY, USA.
High Rise, Elementa Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
Shanakht Project, The Arts Council, Karachi.
Going Places, Sameera Raja Gallery, Karachi.
Art Dubai 2009, Gallerie 88 FZCO, B10, Dubai, UAE.
Half-Life, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore.

2008
15-An IVS Alumni Collective, Indus Valley School Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
6 Degrees of Separation: Chaos or congruence, Anant Gallery, New Delhi, India.
Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China.
Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavillion, ART DUBAI, UAE.

2007
Take Away, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque Gallery, National College of Art, Lahore.
Outside the Cube, National Art Gallery Islamabad,
Love, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
Moving Ahead, Sculpture in Pakistan, NAG , Islamabad.
Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA.
Destination Asia: Non-strict correspondence, by Indian and Pakistani artists, Soros Center for Contemporary Art-Almaty , Kazikhistan.

2006
256 Shades, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi.
Sub-Contingent: the Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazionne Sandretto Re Rauburg, Torino, Italy.
Flights of Fancy, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.

2005
Something Purple: Media Art from Pakistan, Hongkong.
ScopeLondon, London UK.
Beyond Borders, Art from Pakistan, NGMA, Mumbai, India.
Sirf Tum, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore.

2004
Along the X Axis, Exhibition of Digital Art, Delhi, India.

2003
Darmiyan Exhibition, Nehr Ghar, Lahore, Pakistan.
Open Studios, UpRiver Workshop, Lijiang, China.

2002
Aar Paar II, Mumbai, India.
The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY.

2001
Group Show, 6 Pakistani artists, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, USA.
Open Studios, Gasworks, London, UK.

2000
Diversity and Direction, Contemporary Art of the 90’s, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.
Pakistan: Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, UK.

1999
Cityscapes, Galerie Sadequain, Frere Hall, Karachi.
Urban Voices 111, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi.

1998
Karachi Contemporaries: Part 1, A.N. Gallery, Karachi.

1997
High, Low, and In-between, AN Gallery, Karachi