Shumon Ahmed (b.1977) is an artist & poet who explores the fusion between multiple mediums to create stories that while seemingly contradictory, are private yet collective. His artistic process is deeply meditative and has also been likened to memory and loss that yield the melancholy and the longing for the uncanny.
Ahmed studied photography at BPS in 1996 while simultaneously being part of a Dhaka based poetry collective called Natai, then later to Prism (2004-2005), South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka (2006-2009) & Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus, Denmark. (2008)
His work has been previously exhibited in various galleries, festivals and screenings worldwide, notably at Curated by, at Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria, 2016, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney 2017, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, India, Dhaka Art Summit (2012, 2014, 2016), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2010), Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland (2010), Frieze art fair in New York and London and a solo exhibition at Project88 (2015)