Pakistani artist Huma Bhabha Receives Aldrich Museum's 2008 Emerging Artist Award

 

Bhabha Bronze Feet

Bhabha Bronze Feet

 

 

PAKISTANI SCULPTOR RECEIVES EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has announced the selection of Huma Bhabha as the recipient of the museum’s 2008 Emerging Artist Award, notes e-flux.

Bhabha will debut an exhibition of new work at the museum this fall.

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Bhabha earned her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Columbia University. She now lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York, and is represented by Salon 94 and ATM Gallery, New York.

The Aldrich Emerging Artist Award is administered and the recipient selected by the curatorial staff of the museum, which includes exhibitions director Richard Klein and director Harry Philbrick.

Beneficiaries of the award, which has been presented by the museum since 1997, receive a cash prize of five thousand dollars and the opportunity to exhibit at the Aldrich. Applications are not accepted for this award. Last year’s award recipient was Marti Cormand.

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