Hemali Bhuta's multi-disciplinary practice is primarily concerned with the notion of an 'in between' or 'transitory' space and the elements that contain or create those spaces. For Bhuta, 'in-between-ness' is a plane where the limitations of dimensionality do not apply and there is a possibility for transcendence. Bhuta's work often references ritual, both religious and domestic (building off her earlier experience as an interior designer), and she uses materials of ritual, from wax, to alum, to soap, to transform spaces and to draw attention to its often forgotten corners and architectural details.
Bhuta has exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Frieze London Sculpture Park, Parasol Unit, Arken, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, as well as in the travelling Indian Highway Exhibition. She was shortlisted for the Rolex Protegee Award and her practice was highlighted by the New York Times as the next rising Indian Art Star. In addition to her practice as a visual artist, Bhuta is also the co - founder and programme director of CONA, an artist run space in Mumbai.