miraj ahmed


Location: London
Website: www.cosmicdomestic.com

Practice includes painting, drawing, photography and installation. Main focus is painting, however, other media explored that may be appropriate to several recurring themes that are rooted in an interest in spatiality and perception. Paintings depict light and darkness, while photography playfully explores subtle subversions of ordinary objects and space. For example the Heterotopia series brings together notions of 'otherness' within familiar objects that allude to the body.

Originally trained as an architect at Canterbury College of Art, career has involved collaborations in architectural and public art projects in the UK and abroad as well as exhibitions at galleries and festivals such as Arte Laguna Prize exhibition (Arsenale, Venice), Dilston Grove, Wimbledon Space and Fabbrica Europa (Florence). Also engaged in teaching within both fine art and architecture (Architectural Association, Camberwell College of Art, University of Cambridge) for many years. Recently co-curation and exhibition in 'Between Thought and Space' at Camberwell Space and Dilston Grove, London.


John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, July-November 2018

Nunnery Gallery, London, July-Aug 2018; 'Invitation to a Rave',Bow Open. Curated by Mark Titchner.

Camberwell Space, London, January 2018; A History of Drawing. Curated by Kelly Chorpening - Group Show.

Koppel Project Hive, London, May 2017. 'Right Through You' with Nicolas Feldmeyer and Richard Wentworth. Curated by Alice Bonnot - Group show

Project Space Wapping, Rum Factory, London, Sept 2016. 'Resistance is Futile' -
Solo studio show

Tom's Etching Studio, Hackney Wick, London, Aug. 2016. Curated by Emireth Herrera and Relapse Collective - Group show

10th Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale, Venice, March - April 2016. Selected as finalist for Arte Laguna Painting Prize - Group show

Dilston Grove, London, May 2015. 'Between Thought and Space' - Co- Curator / exhibitor with Kelly Chorpening - Group show.

Camberwell Space, London, October 2014. 'Between Thought and Space' - Co- Curator / exhibitor with Kelly Chorpening - Group show

Fabbrica Europa, Arts Festival, Florence, August 2012. 'A Darkened Room'. Curated by Tony Thatcher - Group show

Wimbledon Space, London Feb. 2011. 'Footprints in Fresh Snow' - Group show

Baines and Mitchell, London - October 2004 ; Colour Fuelled - Solo show