Haseeb Ahmed

Haseeb Ahmed (b.1985) is a research-based artist originally from the US, and now based in Brussels. He produces objects, site-specific installations, films, and writes. Often working collaboratively Ahmed integrates methodologies from the hard sciences into his art production. His recently completed Wind Egg Trilogy blends myth and technology was the subject of his first solo exhibition, Harlan Levey Projects in Brussels, which represents him, his solo show at the Museum of Contemporary art of Antwerp (BE), and his PhD (2018). Ahmed has lectured extensively and he holds a Masters from the MIT Program in Art, Culture, and Technology (2010) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Ahmed has been a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academie (NL) and Skowhegan (US) among others and has exhibited internationally including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (US), The Gothenburg International Biennial of Contemporary Art (SE), and De Appel(NL).

Statement

“There is a poetry in the modern paradox that pharmaceuticals save lives but are too small to filter in conventional treatment plants, potentially harming the environment. This is especially true in Flanders, a leader in pharmaceuticals whose landscape is defined by extensive waterways. Over the course of my residency I will work with regional experts to create an artwork that brings together the scale of the body and landscape making this connection tangible for viewers and the process too will be made public.”