Race, Rights and Sovereignty: Furmaan Ahmed In Conversation
GSA Exhibitions / GSASA

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


The Art School: GSA Students' Association, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow, G3 6PE


22 Sep 2022
17:30 - 19:00



Furmaan Ahmed
Photograph by Kyle Crooks

Race, Rights and Sovereignty: Furmaan Ahmed In Conversation

Event info

Race, Rights and Sovereignty: Furmaan Ahmed In Conversation with Myriam Mouflih

Thursday 22 September, 17:30-19:00

The Art School, GSA Students' Association

We are delighted to welcome artist, image maker, director and set designer, Furmaan Ahmed in conversation with curator Myriam Mouflih for the first Race, Rights & Sovereignty event of the 2022/2023 academic year.

Myriam Mouflih programmed Furmaan Ahmed’s first ever show at Govanhill Baths Community Trust in 2014, and together they worked with Willow Smith in 2019. Their informal conversation will take us through some of the highlights of Furmaan’s remarkable professional journey and speak to the vibrancy and value of collaboration, community, and connection within their practice.

Furmaan Ahmed (1995) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Glasgow who creates images, set designs and live installations that span across the worlds of fine art, fashion and film. In their collaborative practice, Furmaan has envisioned worlds and campaigns with WeTransfer, Willow Smith, Tate Modern, Sadler Wells, V&A Dundee, Jupiter Artland, Hermès, Adidas, SOPHIE, Sasha Velour and David Lachapelle.

Furmaan is interested in world building through the lens of a brown and trans person, creating sites that act as “emotional knowledge exchanges” for queer POC and trans bodies. Referencing ancient places, sci fi nature and hybrid futurism - they create experiences that feel like glitches in reality. Furmaan is a recent graduate of Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. In 2017 they were the recipient of the Robertsons Scholarship and were awarded the British Fashion Council New Waves Creatives Award 2021.

Myriam Mouflih is a film programmer, curator and occasional writer based in Glasgow, working across film and contemporary visual art. Myriam has programmed for festivals including Africa in Motion Film Festival (2017-2020) and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and organisations such as South London Gallery, Pavilion (Leeds) and The Mosaic Rooms. Myriam was on the committee of Transmission Gallery from 2018-2020.

This Race, Rights & Sovereignty event is programmed as part of The Glasgow School of Art Students’ Association Fresher’s Week programme.

The Race, Rights & Sovereignty series is a free programme of public lectures, workshops and other events delivered by The Glasgow School of Art and The Art School: GSA's Students' Association.