Huma Mulji works with sculptural installation, photography, collage and drawing. The city and its collective memory, the everyday and the overlooked serve as subjects in her deliberately awkward works. Looking at the dysfunctional, the sorrowful, the futile and the funny, the sculptures stand as inconvenient witnesses to time and place, critically exploring material, form and a fragmented historical narrative. Within a backdrop of economic globalisation, state and military power, Mulji has an abiding interest in examining the specificity of place, amplifying a perpetual discomfort and scepticism from the perspective of both observer and participant, in the face of colonialism and capitalism.
Mulji’s participation in recent exhibitions includes: Can you Hear my Voice? Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (2021); Skyfall (solo) Karachi, Pakistan (2020); The Centre of Gravity, Bristol, UK (2020); In the Open and in Stealth MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2018); Witness, Karachi Biennale (2017); welcome to what we took from is the state, Queens Museum, New York, USA (2017); A Country of Last Things, Koel Gallery, Karachi, (2016); The Great Game, Irani Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2015); and Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2014); Forthcoming projects include the South West Showcase (2022) MIRROR, Plymouth College of Art.
She currently lives in Bristol, UK and is Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, at the University of the West of England, Bristol.