Huma Mulji

Huma Mulji

Born in 1970, Karachi, Pakistan
Lives and works in Pakistan

Huma Mulji was born in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1970, and completed her Bachelors in Fine Art from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in 1995. Mulji's participation in recent selected exhibitions includes in 2008 Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China; Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavillion, ART DUBAI, UAE and Arabian Delight, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore. In 2007 Take Away, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque Gallery, National College of Art, Lahore; “Outside the Cube”, National Art Gallery, 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, Kazakhstan and in 2006 256 Shades, V.M. Art Gallery, Karachi; Sub-Contingent, Fondazionne Sandretto Re Rauburg, Torino, Italy and Flights of Fancy, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan. Mulji currently lives in Lahore, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts, Beaconhouse National University.


Series:

2009. Run | High Rise, Lake City Drive | Her Suburban Dream | Long Weekend
Arabian Delight
1001 Storeys
2008. Double Salute | Lakhon main aik (One in a Million) | High Rise | Housing Sheme | The Flight | In Black and White | Harvest | Pardesi Pride | White Cement and Marble Dust | Collages
2010. SummerAfternoons / Bedroom | Twisted Logic | Crystal Palace
2005. "Can you take off your shoes please" | Yahaan warzish karnaa manaa hai (Exercise Not Allowed Here) | STill Life | Do Parallel Lines ever Meet | Sirf tum (Only You) 
2004. Trespassing | Full Mood Mein
Shabbir
2006. Hangaami Akhraaj (Emergency Exit)


Past Exhibitions:

  • 2010. The Rising Tide. Mohatta Palace Museum. Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 2010. Failure to Yield. ConcentArt. Berlin. Germany.
  • 2010. HK International Art Fair. Project 88. Hall 3. Stand H04 HongKong. China.
  • 2010. Crystal Palace and Other Follies. Rohtas Gallery. Lahore. Pakistan
  • 2010. As The Land Expands. Al Riwaq Art Space. Adliya. Kingdom of Bahrain
  • 2010. Home and the World, Aicon Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2010. The Empire Strikes Back, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2009. Ressemble Reassemble, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
  • 2009. Hanging Fire: contemporary art from Pakistan, Asia Society, NY, USA.
  • 2009. High Rise, Elementa Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2009. Shanakht Project, The Arts Council, Karachi.
  • 2009. Going Places, Sameera Raja Gallery, Karachi.
  • 2009. Art Dubai 2009, Gallerie 88 FZCO, B10, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2009. Half-Life, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery, NCA, Lahore.
  • 2008. 15-An IVS Alumni Collective, Indus Valley School Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • 2008. 6 Degrees of Separation: Chaos or congruence, Anant Gallery, New Delhi, India.
  • 2008. Farewell to Post Colonialism, Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, China.
  • 2008. Desperately Seeking Paradise, Pakistan Pavillion, ART DUBAI, UAE.
  • 2008. Arabian Delight, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore.
  • 2007. Take Away, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaque Gallery, National College of Art, Lahore
  • 2007. Outside the Cube, National Art Gallery Islamabad,
  • 2007. Love, National Art Gallery, Islamabad,
  • 2007. Moving Ahead, Sculpture in Pakistan, NAG , Islamabad.
  • 2007. Contemporary Art from Pakistan, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2007. 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.
  • 2006. Sub-Contingent: the Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazionne Sandretto Re Rauburg, Torino, Italy.
  • 2006. Flights of Fancy, Royaat Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2005. Something Purple: Media Art from Pakistan, Hongkong.
  • 2005. ScopeLondon, London UK.
  • 2005. Beyond Borders, Art from Pakistan, NGMA, Mumbai, India.
  • 2005. Sirf Tum, Rohtas Gallery, Lahore.
  • 2004. Along the X Axis, Exhibition of Digital Art, Delhi, India.
  • 2003. Darmiyan Exhibition, Nehr Ghar, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2003. Open Studios, UpRiver Workshop, Lijiang, China.
  • 2002. Aar Paar II, Mumbai, India.
  • 2002. The Brewster Project, Brewster, NY.
  • 2001. Group Show, 6 Pakistani artists, Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, USA.
  • 2001. Open Studios, Gasworks, London, UK.
  • 2000. Diversity and Direction, Contemporary Art of the 90’s, Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi.
  • 2000. Pakistan: Another Vision, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London, UK.
  • 1999. Cityscapes, Galerie Sadequain, Frere Hall, Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 1999. Urban Voices 111, Sheraton Hotel, Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 1998. Karachi Contemporaries: Part 1, A.N. Gallery, Karachi.Pakistan.
  • 1997. High, Low, and In-between, AN Gallery, Karachi. Pakistan.


Curatorial experience and Project Facilitation:

  • 2008. Facilitator, Vasl Lahore Artists Residency, Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 2006. Facilitator “13 Satellites of Lahore”, a public art project with art students.
  • 2006. Curatorial Team for National Art Gallery of Modern Art, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • 2006. Co-ordinator, Vasl Residency Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 2000 - 2002. Co-ordinated “Aar Paar” 1, 11, 111 with Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai); an exchange of art between artists from India and Pakistan, sited in public spaces in Mumbai and Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 2001. Working Group, Vasl International Artists Workshop, held at Karachi, January 12-29. Pakistan.
  • 2000. As part of a group, conceived and installed an interactive artwork for the Pakistan Peace Coalition conference. 160 6” x 4” tiles made by citizens of Karachi were exhibited at Metropole Hotel, Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 1999. Co-curated “Cityscapes” an exhibition of Contemporary Art, and recitals of contemporary poetry and literature, Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall, Karachi. Pakistan.


Selected Workshops and Residencies:

  • 2003. Darmiyaan Artists Workshop, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2003. UpRiver Loft International Artists Workshop, Lijiang, China.
  • 2001 - 2002. Contemporary Asian Artists Initiative, CAAI, a forum to encourage regional dialogue, and make an accessible network for Art practitioners in
  • Asia/South Asia. New Delhi, India.
  • 2001. Artist in Residence, Gasworks Studios, London, UK.
  • 1999. Khoj International Artists Workshop (Triangle Arts Fund) Modinagar / New Delhi, India.


Workshops and Residencies:

  • 2003. Darmiyaan Artists Workshop, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2003. UpRiver Loft International Artists Workshop, Lijiang, China.
  • 2001 - 2002. Contemporary Asian Artists Initiative, CAAI, a forum for regional dialogue, and networking for Art practitioners in Asia/South Asia, New Delhi, India.
  • 2001. Artist in Residence, Gasworks Studios, London, UK.
  • 1999. Khoj International Artists Workshop, Modinagar, Delhi, India.


Other Professional Experience:

  • 2002. Zero Down Payment, presented at Mapping South Asian Art, Shisha, Manchester, UK.
  • 2006. Essay published by Cornerhouse, UK in Mapping ArtSouthAsia: A Visual and Cultural Dialogue between Britain and South Asia.
  • 2001. Popular Culture & Art, presented as part of the exhibition, Pakistan: Another Vision, SOAS, London, UK.
  • 2001. Juror, National College of Arts, Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 2000. Juror, National College of Arts, Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 1997. Researched and compiled data on Pakistani artists for a CD-ROM production of “50 years of Pakistan... an Art Retrospective”, Enabling Technologies and Solutions Unlimited, Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 1996. Associate Editor, The Artists newsletter Pakistan.


Teaching / Art Education Experience:

  • 2002 - present Assistant Professor, 3 Dimensional Studios, School of Visual Arts, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • 2004 - present Member, Board of Studies, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 2004 - present Member, Academic Council, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore. Pakistan.
  • 2001 - present External Examiner, International Baccalaureate, Visual Arts Program, The International School, Karachi. Pakistan.
  • 1996-2002. Instructor, A’ Level Art, The Lyceum School, Karachi. Pakistan.


Education:

  • Art Training BFA, Sculpture/ Printmaking, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • MFA (New Media Arts) 2010, Transart Institute, Berlin, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria.