Shumon Ahmed

Shumon Ahmed (b. in 1977) is a Dhaka-based artist and poet who explores the fusion between multiple mediums to create stories that, while seemingly contradictory, are private yet collective. His approach into combining different mediums is deeply meditative, and has also been likened to memory and loss that yield the melancholy and a longing for the uncanny.


Ahmed studied photography at BPS in 1996 while simultaneously being part of a Dhaka-based poetry magazine called Natai, then later to Prism (2004-2006), South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka (2006-2009) and Danish school of Media and Journalism, Arhus, Denmark. (2008).

His work has been previously exhibited at various galleries, festivals, screenings and fairs worldwide, notably at 4A Centre for contemporary Asian, Sydney 2017, Curated by, at Krinzinger Projekte, 2016, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, India, Dhaka Art Summit (2012,2014,2016), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2010), Foto museum, Winterthur, Switzerland (2010), Frieze art fair New York and London 2017, Art Basel Hong Kong, Daegu Photo Biennale 2018 and a solo exhibition at Project88 (2015)

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