Ram Rahman

Ram Rahman (b.1955) is a photographer, artist, curator, designer and activist. He initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University’s School of Art in 1979. He has exhibited in individual and group shows in India and around the world. His most recent solo shows include, Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Lifepresented by Bodhi Art at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, 2008 and Apparao Infinity, Chennai, 2007, Photo Studio/Cutouts at India International Center, New Delhi, in 2003, Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, 2002. Amongst his group shows, the most recent are Still Moving Images at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, 2008.

Amongst the shows Rahman has curated are Sunil Janah Vintage Photographs at the NGMA, Mumbai, 2015, Delhi Modern: The Architectural Photographs of Madan Mahatta at Photoink, Delhi, 2012, Heat – Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares at Bose Pacia, New York, 2003, Noor – Devyani Krishna, A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2000, Sunil Janah Photographs, A Retrospective at Gallery 678, New York, 1998. Rahman is one of the founding members of the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) in New Delhi, a leader in the resistance to communal and sectarian forces in India through its public cultural action. He is cocurator of the Sahmat retrospective exhibition that opened at the Smart Museum, University of Chicago, 2013.

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