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Harmeet Rahal


Harmeet Rahal (b. 1996, Mumbai) is an artist and filmmaker living in South-East London, working across moving-image, print, drawing, sound and installation. He did his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London (Class of 2023), and his BFA at the Rachana Sansad Academy of Arts and Crafts in Mumbai (Class of 2019). In 2023, he received the Almacantar Award at the Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show. His film 'Chori Chori [CAMRip]' is a finalist for the Circa Prize 2023. It has been screened at the Piccadilly Lights in London, and on screens in Berlin (Limes, Kurfürstendamm) and Milan (EssilorLuxottica). He is also part of New Contemporaries 2023, and will be showing a tapestry installation titled 'Trespassings in Marathi, Hindi & English', at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool, and Camden Art Centre in London. At the Goldsmiths MFA, he also co-founded an experimental band called 'Live From Room 9'.

About my body of work: Harmeet Rahal's research-based practice examines the role of culture and generational trauma in the creation of real-time historical narratives in India. He employs speculative fiction and the malleability of language to reimagine stories from the margins, where both joy and atrocity have been erased from official historical records. Despite this erasure, a sense of loss persists. An embodiment of erasure is seen all around us- within words lost in translation, and communities formed as a result of displacement. His practice is an attempt at resurfacing an erased radical history through a neverending collage of mediums and narratives.