b. 1977, Bangladesh
Shumon Ahmed (b. in 1977) is a Dhaka-based artist who explores the fusion between video, photography and text, creating stories that while seemingly contradictory, are private yet collective. His work with the camera and film has also been likened to abstract painting due to his experimental processing techniques with unpredictable results that yield the melancholic, often-blurred images with multiple exposures. Ahmed studied photography at the South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka (2009) and the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark. (2008)
His work has been previously exhibited in various galleries, festivals and screenings worldwide, notably at the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, Dhaka Art Summit (2012, 2014), Whitechapel Gallery in London, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland (2010) and a recent solo exhibition at Project88.
The artist currently lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh.