This work is part of the KHOJ portfolio titled “A Gift for Khoj”.
Photojournalist, artist, curator, designer and activist Ram Rahman, initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Later, Rahman completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University’s School of Art in 1979.
Born in 1955, Rahman has shown his photographs in individual and group shows in India and around the world. His most recent solo shows include, ‘Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life’ presented by Bodhi Art at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, in 2008; Apparao Infinity, Chennai, in 2007; ‘Photo Studio / Cutouts’ at India International Center, New Delhi, in 2003; and ‘Visions of India: Photographs by Ram Rahman’ at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, in 2002. Amongst his group shows, the most recent are ‘Still Moving Images’ at the Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, in 2008; ‘Click: Contemporary Photography from India’ at Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, in 2007; ‘I Fear, I Believe, I Desire’ at Gallery Espace, New Delhi, also in 2007; and ‘Middle Age Spread at the National Museum, New Delhi, in 2004. Amongst the shows Rahman has curated are ‘Heat – Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares’ at Bose Pacia, New York, in 2003; ‘Noor – Devyani Krishna, A Retrospective’ at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, in 2000; and ‘Sunil Janah Photographs, A Retrospective’ at Gallery 678, New York, in 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. The artist lives and works in New Delhi.
This artist bio has been sourced from Saffron Art’s artist page on Ram Rahman .