Naeem Mohaiemen uses essays, photography, and film to explore histories of the international left, hyphenated migrant identities, and utopia-dystopia slippage. His work as part of Visible Collective was a series of database sculptures, event timelines, and public seminars which traveled internationally, including the Whitney Biennial of American Art (in Wrong Gallery) and L’Institut de Islam, Paris. Since 2006, he has been working on The Young Man Was, a research project about the 1970s ultra-left. Publications include Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism, Collectives in Atomised Time (w/ Doug Ashford, Idensitat Press) and System Error: war is a force that gives us meaning (w/ Lorenzo Fusi, Silvana).

Interview with Naeem Mohaiemen by Ursula Beimann, published March 29, 2012.“The archives are in a state of continual flux, so a lot of research practices have evolved in the shadow of missing documents.” Read more ›