Miraj Ahmed, DipArch

Member, , AA Teaching Committee School Unit Master, Diploma 1, AA Undergraduate School Course Master, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School

Professional qualifications

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Research Interest

I have been interested in the way that architecture informs art and vice versa. This has been reflected in my teaching - foundation through to Diploma within architecture school and also BA Drawing at Camberwell. The notion that imagination and culture drives everything - that even science is a product of subjectivity - is something that I explore both in my work and teaching. William Blake, George Bataille, Foucault and theories of the void have fed the unit agenda - in terms of their inflences on the arts. The arts in all its forms and media. is a funamental source for architectural development.

Biography:

I am an Artist and Architect. Graduating with DipArch (with distinction) in Architecture from Canterbury College of Art, I have worked within a range of award winning practices such as Pierre d'Avoine Architects and Stanton Williams on projects that have been published at home and abroad. Projects have ranged from domestic / residential to commercial, cultural and arts buildings at various stages of development. Many projects within practice have been research based, through competitions and feasibility studies as well as collaborations with artists on public art projects. In parallel to architectural practice, I have pursued a parallel practice as an artist. My interests deal with perceptual themes such as light, the every day and spatial scale – from the domestic to the cosmic. Painting forms the main focus of fine art practice with further site specific sculpture and installation work. I have exhibited at home and abroad in galleries such as Wimbledon and Camberwell Space, Fabbrica Europa, Florence, Dilston Grove, Arte Laguna in Arsenale, Venice (2016) and more recently Koppel Projects Hive, London. The fluidity of practice between art and architecture has another branch in teaching. I have taught in both art and architecture in a number of institutions ; at the AA since 2000, as an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Art (since 2008) and as Design Fellow at Cambridge University (2006-14).

Exhibitions

2017, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas Feldmeyer, Richard Wentworth, Right Through You, Slice, Koppel Project Hive, High Holborn
A site specific work in which three artists engaged site specifically with individual installations. Miraj Ahmed's installation, 'Slice', negated the ground floor gallery space with two stretched fabric layers at head height - the remaining slice of space connected street to the back of the gallery space.

Publications

2016, Miraj Ahmed, Horizontal and Vertical Exchange, REAL, REAL, Symbolic Exchange, ISBN 978-0-9935474-0-9
Symbolic Exchange describes art projects carried out within the Peckham Carpark - organised by Bold Tendencies. The article Horizontal and Vertical Exchange explores the nature of multustory car park as art space and Richard Wentworth's roof intervention and its relation to the space and the city.

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