The second solo exhibition of writer and multidimensional artist Nabil Rahman, titled Water bodies, was inaugurated on September 7 at Studio 6/6. It will be open for viewing from 11 am to 8 pm every day, till September 27. For safety reasons, audiences are requested to book a session before visiting the space.
The exhibition features his drawings, photographs, multi-media works and installations. It reflects the artist’s experiences with a diverse range of issues, such as intergenerational trauma, immigrant life, art, future of the planet, the role of artificial intelligence and spiritual discoveries, among others.
Nabil was born in Sylhet in a family of poets. His grandfather was the Ekushey Padak winner Kabi Dilwar, and his uncle Kishwar Ibne Dilwar was a poet of the 80s. He left Sylhet along with his family at the age of 11. He grew up in New York and moved back to Bangladesh, where he currently lives.
The artist did his MA at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in 2012 and his BA in Creative Writing at Herbert H. Lehman College (City University of New York) in 2010. He took part in the Dhaka Art Summit (2020, 2018), Bellas Artes Projects, Manila (2018), You Can’t Cross the Ocean Merely by Staring at the Waves, Krinzinger Gallery (2016), Raster, Experimenter Gallery (2016) and It hung over us like an anvil, Longitude Latitude 6 (2015). He attended Uronto Art Residency Program in 2019 and Bellas Artes Projects in Bataan, the Philippines in 2017 and 2018. He curated the photography exhibition, Eyes on Bangladesh (2014), in New York.
Nabil also worked as a freelance journalist for Al Jazeera America, TIME, and Vogue India, among others. He was also an editor for CBS News and a multimedia producer for the National Geographic.