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Mohammed Z Rahman is a British-Bengali writer, painter and illustrator based in East London. His work often deals with food, migration and gender. Mohammed’s literary output includes short stories, poetry and creative non-fiction; his visual output includes illustration, painting and zines.

Graduating from SOAS, University of London, with a BA in social anthropology, Mohammed approaches art as both an intimate and political force. Drawing global, queer, self-reflexive and critical perspectives Mohammed’s work celebrates his communities’ dreams, disrupts violent power structures and makes peace with the unspeakable chaos of the world. 

Mohammed has enjoyed working with grassroots arts organisations including clavmag, Writing Our Legacy, Failsafe Magazine, Skin Deep Magazine, Aire Place Studios and The Willowherb Review. He has also worked on various projects and placements with cultural institutions including the Goethe Institut, UCL Culture, Tate Modern, the Smithsonian Institute and V&A East. 

Date Title Venue City
15 September 2021 Artsadmin Youth Workshop: Watching Things We Hate Burn
3–9 June 2019 Apocalypse Reading Room Toynbee Studios
person standing in cemetery wearing black leather jacket, white jumper and white jeans
Mohammed Rahman. Photo by Rajiv Bera