Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen, Two Meetings and a Funeral (film still), 2017. Courtesy the artist

Naeem Mohaiemen, Two Meetings and a Funeral (film still), 2017. Courtesy the artist

Naeem Mohaiemen (b. 1969, London, UK) is an artist and graduate student at Columbia University. Mohaiemen combines films, photography and essays to re-examine historical readings of failed left utopias and incomplete decolonisations. His work underscores misrecognition of allies in Third World Internationalism and Socialism, but hopes for a future left against silos of race and religion. In New York, he was a member of South Asian Magazine for Action & Reflection (1995-1999), 3rd i South Asian Film (2000-2004), and Visible Collective (2002-2007), and in Dhaka, of Drishtipat (2001-2011) and Alal O Dulal (2011-2016). Naeem co-edited System Error: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (Papesse) and Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism (Drishtipat).

Recent exhibitions include documenta 14, Athens, Greece & Kassel, Germany (2017); Chobi Mela 5 and 9, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2009, 2016); 56th Venice Biennale, Italy (2015); and Kiran Nadar, Noida, India (2013).