Roles in Archive: Artist, Participant
Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and visual artist working in Dhaka and New York. Since 2006, he has worked on “The Young Man Was,” a fragmentary history of the 1970s ultra-left in Bangladesh. One chapter, the film United Red Army (on the 1977 hijack of Japan Airlines), and the in-progress script for another film, Afsan’s Long Day (on the 1974 anticommunist manhunts), previewed at the New Museum. The project has been described as “engagements with a revolutionary past meaningful in the sudden eruption of a revolutionary present” (Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Bidoun). Mohaiemen’s essays have been published in Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of US Global Power (NYU), Lines of Control: Partition as Productive Space (Cornell/Johnson Museum), Visual Culture Reader, 3rd ed. (Routledge), Sound Unbound (MIT Press), Granta (Pakistan Issue), Rethinking Marxism, etc. He is a PhD student in Anthropology at Columbia University.