Biography

Naeem Mohaiemen uses film and essays to research defeated left utopias, framed by the periods of Decolonization and World Socialism.

His works have been presented at Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017) and 10 (2011); Mahmoud Darwish Museum, Ramallah (2017); Home Works, Beirut (2006, 2015, 2017); dOCUMENTA 14 (2017); Marrakech Biennale 6 (2016); 56th Venice Biennale (2015); The Third Line, Dubai (2009); Chobi Mela, Dhaka (2009); Whitney Biennial of American Art, New York (2006) and Queens Museum of Art, New York (2005).

Among Mohaiemen’s essays are ‘Traitors, A Mutable Lexicon’, Supercommunity (2017); ‘Muhammad Ali’s Bangladesh Passport: Unsteady Dreams of a Muslim International’, New Inquiry (2016); ‘All That is Certain Vanishes Into Air: Tracing the Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army’, e-flux (2015) and ‘Islamic Roots of Hip-Hop’, Sound Unbound (2008). In Dhaka, he was a member of the activist collectives Alal O Dulal (2011–2016) and Drishtipat (2001–2011), and in New York, a member of Visible Collective (2002–2007), 3rd i South Asian Film (2000–2004) and Samar: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection (1995–1999).

Mohaiemen works in Dhaka and New York.