Ezzam Rahman (b. 1981, based in Singapore) is a multi-disciplinary installation and performance artist who is known for his interest in the body and his use of common, easily accessible and unconventional materials to produce works. Through his work, he features narratives that challenge and expand the notions of identity politics, the inherent paradoxes of presence and marginality. Most of his works are time-based ephemera that aim to pique the viewer’s thoughts on the topic of impermanence, trace and abjection.
Rahman 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. In 2016, Rahman was awarded the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award by Yayasan Mendaki and the prestigious Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council, Singapore. In 2017, he was one of the participating artists that presented in Singapore Inside Out in Sydney, Australia organised by the Singapore Tourism Board. He has exhibited and co-curated expansively locally and internationally in the US, Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany etc. Rahman 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 in 2003.