Ram Rahman


(b.1955, lives and works in New Delhi, India)

Photographer, artist, curator, designer and activist Ram Rahman initially studied physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rahman later completed a degree in Graphic Design from Yale University’s School of Art in 1979. His photographs have been exhibited in India and internationally, most recently at The Pompidou Centre, Paris, 2017, Houston Fotofest, 2018, Gwangju Biennale, 2018 and the Chennai PhotoBiennale 2019. Solos include ‘Bioscope: Scenes from an Eventful Life’ presented by Bodhi Art at Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi, in 2008. Rahman has curated several exhibitions including ‘Delhi – Building the Modern’ at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi, 2017, ‘Sunil Janah Vintage Photographs’ at the NGMA, Mumbai, October 2015, ’Delhi Modern: The Architectural Photographs of Madan Mahatta’ at Photoink, Delhi, in 2012, ‘Heat – Moving Pictures Visions, Phantasms and Nightmares’ at Bose Pacia, New York, in 2003; 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. He co-curated the Sahmat retrospective exhibition which opened at the Smart Museum, University of Chicago in February 2013.