Huma Mulji works with sculptural installation, photography, collage and drawing. The more recent works are often compelled by the tragic, veiled by irony. Observing the everyday within intimate urban geographies, the works echo a nebulous combination of the dysfunctional, the heroic, sorrowful and the resilient; deliberately awkward, they mine out failure, the futile, and the funny. Amongst the horror and absurd, the works stand as unwieldy, inconvenient witnesses, imbuing a formal and material anti-heroism.
Mulji’s participation in recent exhibitions includes In the Open and in Stealth MACBA, Barcelona (2018), We look at Animals Because, Critical Distance Center for Curators, Toronto, Canada (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 Pavillion, Venice Biennale, (2015) Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, (2014).
She currently lives in Bristol, UK and is Lecturer, BA Hons. Fine Art, at Plymouth College of Art and Associate Lecturer, BA (Hons) University of the West of England, Bristol.
Jessa Fairbrother is a visual artist using photography, performance and stitch. Her long-term investigations revolve around subjects of yearning and the porous body.
Her work is held in numerous private and public collections worldwide including Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, US) and libraries of Tate Britain, (London, UK), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK) and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (US). Her work is represented by The Photographers’ Gallery, London and Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna. She is also a QEST scholar.
Born in Glasgow and trained in Fine Art (BA) at Manchester Metropolitan University, Ben Risk works across disciplines – philosophy, poetry, film, travel and everyday encounters all inform his practice. His highly personal, reimagined ‘scapes’ always reference the real world, translating unconscious thought and imagination into paintings.
Yuko Edwards is a documentarian, photographer and mixed media artist. Her work addresses how concepts of self and social identity are experienced and expressed in specific places and times; she situates her subjects in historical context to explore social, political, and economic realities.
Her video “Politics from a Black Woman’s Insides” screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Brooklyn Museum; and festivals around the world. She is a recipient of a NYFA Artist Fellowship in video. A selection from her on-going photography series Long Life was on view in 2019 at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado.