Moonis Ahmad

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Kashmir, India

Melbourne, Australia


2022, 2023


July 2023 - Apr 2024


Born in Kashmir/India in 1992.

Moonis Ahmad is an artist living and working between Kashmir and Melbourne/Australia, whose practice traverses various media such as installation, sculpture, computer programming, sound and video. His work conjures the afterlives of the dead and the deceased as a means to speculate the emergence of counter-worlds that challenge established states of power at the margins. These lives, which refuse to die, emerge as specters in his work to address the human condition that is inherently at an outbreak and yet, in a constant state of invisibility and exception.

Ahmad completed his doctoral research at the University of Melbourne in 2022. His work has been shown at various solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Can You Hear My Voice?, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Northern Territory, Parap/Australia (2022), Atlas Holding the Heavens, Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi/India (2019) and Beyond Boundaries at the Auckland Art Fair 2018, New Zealand.

He has participated in various residential programs including a three-month residency at PROGR – Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Bern and HSLU Hochschule Luzern in Switzerland, organized by the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, and was a recipient of the Australian Graduate Research and Training Programme Scholarship.

Ahmad is co-author of a publication by Raqs Media Collective called Hungry for Time, published by Spector Books in 2022. He was chosen to participate in the Makeshift Publics Programme (2022–2023) of Arts House, Melbourne, and is also a recipient of the Emerging Artist Award (2017–2018) of the Foundation of Indian Contemporary Art.