Ezzam Rahman (b. 1981, Singapore) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Singapore. Ezzam sees himself as a serious clown, a free spirited informer, a filial infant and a multi-tasking creator. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Arts from University of Huddersfield and was formally trained as a sculptor from LASALLE SIA College of the Arts.
Ezzam has participated, initiated, organized and co-curated numerous local and international group exhibitions, events and festivals. He has presented his works in Australia, Cambodia, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand and U.K.
Ezzam is most comfortable with installation art and performance art. His works vary from the choice of medium, concepts and strategies of presentation. He favours narratives due to the ability to convey his ideas, to inform, as well as to tease the audience. Ezzam also uses unconventional materials, such as found objects and his own bodily wastes to further his frequent research on impermanence and value verses worth.
Ezzam had curated an exhibition entitled Pulau (Island) for the Stockholm Pride 2012 in Sweden at the Kulturhuset, where he presented ten queer related artworks from Singapore. One of his experimental short film is part of a traveling showcase titled Human Frames, by French video art distributor Lowave. His most recent series of miniature artist’s skin sculptures were commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum and showcased in an exhibition entitled Unearthed in 2014. He presented an installation art cum performance artwork at SingaPlural, an anchor event for the Singapore Design Week 2015. Ezzam was nominated the as one of the artists for President Young Talents 2015 by the Singapore Art Museum.
Ezzam is a member of The Artists Village (TAV), The Singapore Sculpture Society, Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya (APAD / Association of Artists of Various Resources) and currently a part-time lecturer at Lasalle College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA.
Something Human project: CCLAP 2015