Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and artist working in Dhaka and New York. He uses photography, film and essays to investigate rupture histories, including that of the global left and failed utopias. Project venues include Whitney Biennial of American Art (as member of Visible Collective), Finnish Museum of Photography, Third Line Dubai and Frieze. Publications include “Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism” (Editor), “Islamic Roots of Hip-Hop” (Sound Unbound, MIT Press), “Collectives in Atomised Time” (with Doug Ashford), and “No Exit” (with Glenn Urieta, Secret Identities: Asian Superhero Comics). Project themes have been described as “wry photo-and-text works, which gently question the efficacy of activism” (Brian Boucher, Art in America), “ultimately more illuminating than Jacques Rancière’s microscopic examinations of the utopian kernels” (Ben Davis, ArtNet) and “not yet disillusioned fully with the capacity of human society” (Vijay Prashad, Take on Art).

Naeem Mohaiemen
Naeem Mohaiemen
London, 1969
UK

Current Exhibitions

Active Forms

Sharjah Art Foundation

16 Mar — 16 Jun
As part of the 2018 edition of March Meeting, the exhibition “Active Forms” presents works from the Sharjah Art Foundation Collection. Expanding on the meeting’s key ideas, the exhibition features the work of artists...

Past Exhibitions

Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man

MoMA PS1
22/10/2017 — 11/03/2018

Mario Merz Prize: Finalists Exhibition

Fondazione Merz 29/01/2015 — 12/04/2015

Contacts & Details

City of birth: London Country of birth: UK Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: Dhaka, Bangladesh and New York