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Firoz Mahmud

Soaked Dream, 2009
Photograph in light box, metal eye-glass sculpture, paint

Firoz Mahmud lives and works in Dhaka and New York.
Mahmud’s artistic practice is realized through various mediums such as painting, installation and photography that engage with his cultural and political heritage. For LB01, in the Soaked Dream project, the artist exhibited especially designed “seeing devices.” The work urged audiences to think about issues of labour and visibility today in the global South.
Mahmud was a participant at Rijksakademie VB Kunsten, Amsterdam, and has a PhD from the Tokyo University of Arts, an MFA from Tama Art University and a BFA from Dhaka University. He has exhibited at Office of Contemporary Art, Norway, MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts Rome, Asia House London, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, University Art Museum, Metropolitan Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo & Geidai PS1, Fuchu Art Museum, Mori Art Museum (CG) Tokyo; Metropolitan Mostings Hus Copenhagen, Sovereign Art Foundation HK, Ota Fine Arts, Exhibit320, Delhi, Dhaka Art Center, National Museum, Bengal Gallery Dhaka. Mahmud’s work has been exhibited at the following biennales: Dhaka Art Summit, Setouchi Triennale (BDP), Aichi Triennial, Sharjah Biennale, Cairo Biennale, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Asian Biennale.

Text & image source: Lahore Biennale Foundation