Hemali Bhuta


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Hemali Bhuta, Fold, 2016, Latex rubber and silicon rubber, 185 x 102 x 17.5 cm. Art Jameel Collection. Photo by Mohamed Somji.

Artwork Details


Hemali Bhuta






Latex rubber and silicon rubber


185cm x 102cm x 17.5cm

Credit Line

Art Jameel Collection

Work Description

Hemali Bhuta’s interest in working responsively to a particular place is explored through her focus on objects and materiality. Drawing on her personal experiences, memories and philosophical understanding, her works aim to articulate issues of belonging, security, individuality and change. Fold is a transformation of Flooring, an earlier work created in 2012, that was a flat piece of latex made to imitate parquet flooring. The work was repurposed, folded over and bound with rope, creating Fold. With an interest in gestures of folding, stacking, wrapping and storing, Bhuta investigates the state of the work in the present, what becomes of it with time, the physical and material transformation it undergoes, and changes in the value asserted to the work over time.

Artist Biography

Hemali Bhuta (b.1978) lives and works in Mumbai, India

Hemali Bhuta’s work deals with the effect of time on spaces, through which she tries to transform the impression and identity of a space into a tangible experience. She has diplomas from the L.S. Raheja School of Art, Mumbai, and from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University Baroda, and (in interior design) from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. Her most recent solo show was at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de l’ile de Vassiviere (CIAP), France (2018). Group shows include the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2018); October Salon: Belgrade Biennale (2018); Singapore Biennale (2016); Dhaka Art Summit (2014); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2012); Frieze London Sculpture Park (2012); Parasol Unit, London (2012); ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark (2012); 9th Shanghai Biennale (2012);and Darat Al Funun, Jordan (2013). She was shortlisted for the Rolex Protegee Award (2010).