Aishath Huda is a visual Artist from the Maldives. She makes work that investigates bodies, consciousness, empathy and co-existence. She combines observed and imagined perspectives; compresses ecological processes; and concentrates material symbiosis, to find ways to transition from a human-centered worldview into a more expansive sense of we. She considers water as an access point to the we, and collaborates with water to recognize water outside human needs, knowledge, and logic. From cells to molecules, in her work, water is at the center of all entanglements.
Her most recent work questions the many ways water is abstracted through ethics and aesthetics; how this affects climate literacy; and how climate literacy is connected to human/more-than-human relations. And, addresses the overlapping wateriness of bodies and borders, local and global, perception and memory, events and time.
She 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. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including at The Maldives National Art Gallery (Malè), Metafora (Barcelona), Santa Rosa Monastery (Sardinia), Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est(Zanzibar), Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Center(Thimphu), Egg Art Gallery (New Delhi), The Capital Library (Beijing), Sanshan Art Gallery & Folk Art Museum (Hangzhou), Xi’an Academy of Fine Art Museum (Xi'an).