Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen

Research Sub-interest

Empire, Modernities, Left Utopias


South Asia, Middle East; Bangladesh


Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations, and essays to research World Socialism and Postwar Decolonizations. His films have exhibited at Mahmoud Darwish Museum (Ramallah), Shilpakala Academy (Dhaka), Tate Britain (London), Abdur Razzaq Foundation (Dhaka), MoMA (New York), Kiran Nadar (Delhi), etc. He is author of Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel, 2014), editor of Between ashes and hope: Chittagong hill tracts in the blind spot of Bangladesh nationalism (Drishtipat, 2010), and coeditor of System Error: War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (Papesse, 2006).

His academic research was supported by SSRC and Wenner-Gren (2016) and film work by the Guggenheim Fellowship (2014), Ford Foundation (2017) and Arts Council UK (2017). He was shortlisted for the Villem Flusser Award (for the essay "Fear of a Muslim Planet: Islamic Roots of Hip-Hop", 2008) and the Turner Prize (for the film Two Meetings and a Funeral, 2018).


Columbia University, MA, 2013
Oberlin College, BA, 1993