Huda Lutfi is a cultural, feminist historian by professional training whose work in the field of the visual arts translates these affiliations in multiple complex ways. In her artwork, Huda excavates and makes vocal the silenced voices and marginalized spaces that cross various historical and cultural contexts mapping, as it does the politics of her engagement both as a historian and as an artist. Cultural hybridity is Huda's genealogy; it lies at the heart of her work enabling her to travel among and dialogue with many artistic traditions with which she shares the desire to liberate the human spirit and imaginary while tracing an inner meditative state of being.
Huda's solo shows include:When Dreams Call for Silence, The American University in Cairo, Tahrir Cultural Center, Cairo, Egypt (2019), Still, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2018), Magnetic Bodies, Imaging the Urban, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2016); Magnetic Bodies, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2015); Cut and Paste, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2013); Huda Lutfi: Twenty Years of Art, Tache Art, Cairo, Egypt (2011); Making a Man out of Him, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2010); Zan'it al-Sittat, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2008); From Egypt with Love; The Third Line, Dubai, UAE (2008). She has been part of eminent group presentations internationally including: The Turn: Art Practices in Post-Spring Societies, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (2016); La Bienal del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela (2015); Fotofest: View from Inside Contemporary Arab Photography Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2015); Homage to Moustapha Hasnaoui, Frederic Moison Gallery, Paris, France (2013); I am not there Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt (2012); Dak'Art-African Contemporary Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2010); Icons Reloaded, Elysee Arts Gallery, Liege, Belgium (2009).
Her work is part of major collections including Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan; Museum of Modern Art, Hague, Netherlands; The American University in Cairo; Egypt and The British Museum, London, UK.