Aishath Huda

Aishath Huda

Aishath Huda

The Bird and the Flying Fish

Exhibition Time: 5:00pm daily, except for private bookings

Artist Location: Chicago and the Maldives

Aishath Huda

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Aishath Huda is an artist from the Maldives. She investigates the shared experiences of consciousness, embodiment and co-existence in nature. She combines observed and imagined perspectives to create shifts in perceptions in her work that invites viewers to reconsider their relationship with the rest of nature. Her research aims to find ways to transition from a human-centered worldview into a more expansive sense of “we”.

Her conceptually layered marks reference ecological processes (crevasses forming, shifts in ocean currents, rock formations, and dying corals.) She concentrates and compresses human and non-human symbiosis and encapsulate it by using Chinese ink, oils, natural pigments, and water.

Water, for Huda is the ultimate access point to connect, interact and think with the rest of nature. In her work, water has consciousness. She experiences water as a medium and a force, as the subject of her research, and as her collaborator. From cells to molecules, in Huda’s work, water is at the center of all entanglements.

Huda is currently an M.F.A Art 2023 candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After receiving a BFA in 2016 from China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, she has worked as a teaching artist at the Maldives National University.

In 2019, she had a solo exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Maldives, titled The Bird and the Flying Fish. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including in Chicago, Barcelona, Sardinia, Zanzibar, Thimphu, Paro, New Delhi, Beijing, Hangzhou, Xi’an and Shanghai.

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