Artist

Naeem Mohaiemen

Born in London, 1969 and lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh and New York

Naeem Mohaiemen
Naeem Mohaiemen

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).

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Turner Prize 2018
The 34th edition of the Turner Prize takes place at Tate Britain to award a British artist for an outstanding...
26 Sep 2018 - 06 Jan 2019
Tate Britain