Category Archives: Shumon Ahmed


16 ARTISTS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2016 – Felix Petty

Posted on 6 January, 2016 on i-D, Vice Shumon Ahmed Bangladeshi artist Shumon Ahmed works primarily in photography, his recent exhibition, When Dead Ships Travel, at Project 88 in Mumbai, was formed of two series of images dealing with the … Continue reading


DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2016 – Phalguni Desai

Published in the January, 2016 issue of Architectural Digest SOLO PROJECTS- Dhaka Art Summit 2016

When Dead Ships Travel #4, 2015, photographic digital print on archival rag fine art, 76 x 131 cm

Shumon Ahmed – “When dead ships travel”: Review by Shanay Jhaveri

Published on 29 October, 2015 on Frieze “The ship-breaking yards of South Asia – Gadani (Pakistan), Alang (India) and Baro Aulia (Bangladesh) – are not wanting for attention from artists, from either the region or the West. Photographers including Edward … Continue reading

Shumon Ahmed,‘When dead ships travel 5’, 2015


Posted on 28 October, 2015 on The Daily Pao When Dead Ships Travel at Project 88 Ship-breaking yards are not tranquil, dreamy places. In Bangladeshi artist Shumon Ahmed’s photographs, however, they’re transformed. Ahmed first visited Baro Aulia, one of the … Continue reading

Shumon Ahmed, 'When dead ships travel", installation view

FINAL VOYAGES – Pooja Pillai

Published on 20 October, 2015 in The Indian Express “Steeped in melancholy, Shumon Ahmed’s photographic prints of the ship-breaking industry in the Chittagong district’s Baro Aulia have an undeniable impact. The broken and rusted ruins of once-imposing freighters and tankers … Continue reading