Huda Lutfi
Inside the Black Enclosure
Huda Lutfi was born in Cairo, Egypt. In 1983, she received her PhD in Arab Muslim cultural history from McGill University, Montreal. She began her practice as a self-taught artist in the mid-1990s, using her professional training in multiple complex ways, repackaging found objects and images to blur historical timelines and cultural boundaries. She works in a wide range of media, including painting, video, assemblage, and installations.
Her most recent solo shows have been held at Dallas Museum of Art, Texas (2021), and Gypsum Gallery, Cairo (2021 and 2017); Tahrir Cultural Center, The American University in Cairo (2019); The Third Line, Dubai (2018 and 2016); and Townhouse Gallery West, Cairo (2015). She has participated in many group exhibitions, including Cairo Photo Week (2021); Occupational Hazards, Apexart, New York (2019);Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s, Iwalewahaus Museum, Bayreuth University, Germany (2018);Tell me the story of all these things, Villa Vassilieff, Paris (2017);The Turn: Art Practices in Post-Spring Societies, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (2016); and La Bienal del Sur, Caracas (2015). A monograph on Huda Lutfi’s work was published by The Third Line in 2012.