Humaira Abid

Humaira Abid, Searching For Home, 2016. Photo: Adeel Ahmed

Humaira Abid

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA - To Mar 25

by Matthew Kangas

For her solo museum debut, the Pakistani-born sculptor created Searching
for Home to explore issues of displacement, refugee crises and women’s roles in times of catastrophe and wide geographical diaspora. With trompe l’œil carved wooden sculptures of suitcases, sneakers, birds, insects and animals, Abid’s installation moves the viewer from home to barrier to barbed wire and back, all symbolized by abbreviated accumulations of objects associated
with coercive migration. A Seattle-area resident since 2008, Abid exhibits widely in Pakistan and India as well as Dubai, Kenya and Nepal.

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