Born in Bangladesh, artist Firoz Mahmud has been a prominent artist known for his large scale and ongoing art projects. Mahmud’s artistic practice is realized through various mediums such as painting, drawing, installation, and photography that engage with his cultural and political heritage. Common themes among his large scale and extensive art projects include war, conflict, and legacies of the Bengal region, and cherished dreams of immigrant families in a new land.
Mahmud was a resident artist at Rijksakademie VB Kunsten, Amsterdam, and has a PhD from the Tokyo University of Arts, an MFA from Tama Art University and a BFA from Dhaka University. Mahmud has exhibited at the Office of Contemporary Art (OCA), Norway, MAXXI Museum of 21st Century Arts Rome, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan Contemporary Art at Asia House London, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, University Art Museum, Metropolitan Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo & Geidai PS1, Fuchu Art Museum, Mori Art Museum (CG) Tokyo; Metropolitan Mostings Hus Copenhagen, Sovereign Art Foundation HK, Children's Museum and Hammond Museum in New York, Ota Fine Arts, Exhibit320 in Delhi, Dhaka Art Center, National Museum and Bengal Gallery in Dhaka.
Mahmud’s work has been exhibited at the following biennales: Bangkok Art Biennale, Lahore Biennial, Dhaka Art Summit, Setouchi Triennale (BDP), Aichi Triennial, Sharjah Biennale, Cairo Biennale, Echigo-Tsumari Triennial, Asian Biennale and Congo Biennale.
He is represented by Swiss RE, Zurich, Ota Fine Arts in Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and Exhibit 320 in New Delhi.