Rehana Zaman lives and work in London. Working predominantly with the moving image, she is concerned with how individuals and groups relate and the effects of multiple social dynamics.

Zaman’s narrative-based pieces, often deadpan and neurotic, are frequently generated through conversation and collaboration with others.

Rehana Zaman’s new film for the Biennial was developed over the course of six months with a group of young women from Liverpool at Blackburne House; it was also the starting point for a new women’s film co-operative. How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear? drew upon marginalised histories of the city and explores the work of anti-racist and women-led grassroots film organisations. The group documented the development of the co-operative as the project has unfolded, addressing their experiences as young women of Somali and Pakistani background and the complexities of working collaboratively. It interweaves fictional and non-fictional accounts of past, present and invented occurrences to examine how spaces and positions of authority are gendered and racialised.

Zaman was awarded a British Council research grant with Museo de Art Carrillo Gil, Mexico City in 2015 and a Gasworks International Fellowship to Beirut in 2013. She was a LUX Associate Artist in 2012–13. Recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Serpentine Projects, London, UK (2018); CCA, Glasgow, UK (2018); Material Art Fair IV, Mexico City, Mexico (2017); Tenderpixel, London, UK (2016); The Tetley, Leeds, UK (2014); and Studio Voltaire, London, UK (2013).

Rehana Zaman at Liverpool Biennial 2018

How Does an Invisible Boy Disappear?, 2018
Who is Democracy for?, 2018
Streaks, 2018
Videos, 7 min, 8 min and 8 min
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Exhibited at Blackburne House