Ezzam Rahman is a multi-disciplinary installation and performance artist. He graduated with a Masters in Arts, Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University of London in 2017, Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Fine Arts from the University of Huddersfield in 2010 and was formally trained as a sculptor from LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts.
Ezzam has participated, initiated, organized and co-curated numerous local and international group exhibitions, events and festivals. He has presented his works in Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and U.K.
Ezzam is known for his interest in the body and his use of common, easily accessible and unconventional materials to produce works. Through his work, Ezzam features narratives that challenges/expands notions of identity politics, & the inherent paradoxes of presence & marginality. Most of his works are time-based ephemera that aim to pique the viewer’s thoughts on the topic of impermanence, trace & abjection. One such work is Here’s who I am, I am what you see (2015) a work commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum, showcasing miniature flower sculptures made from the skin of his feet. Allow me to introduce myself (2015) is another prominent piece in which Ezzam explored representations of self and the ephemeral moment of presence. He was awarded a joint winner of the Grand Prize for the President’s Young Talents 2015 and the People’s Choice Award by the Singapore Art Museum. Ezzam has been awarded the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award 2016 by Yayasan Mendaki and the prestigious Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council, Singapore.