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Sahej Rahal
Pictured is artist Sahej, an indian man, in a dimly lit, red-toned room. Sahej wears a dark red/brown shirt that is opened at the collar and thin framed glasses. He has a neatly shaven moustache and light beard, and dark brown hair.

Portrait of Eyebeam Democracy Machine Fellow 2024, Sahej Rahal. Courtesy of the artist.

Date and place of birth
b. 1988, Mumbai, India
Current location
Mumbai, India
Year(s) of residency and/or fellowship
2024, Democracy Machine Fellow

Sahej Rahal is a storyteller who weaves together fact and fiction to create counter-mythologies that interrogate narratives shaping the present. Rahal’s myth world takes the shape of sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, video games, and AI programs, that he creates by drawing upon sources ranging from local legends to science fiction, rendering scenarios where indeterminate beings emerge from the cracks in our civilization. 

Rahal’s participation in group and solo exhibitions includes the Gwangju Biennale, the Liverpool Biennial, the Kochi Biennale, the Vancouver Biennale, MACRO Museum Rome, Kadist SF, ACCA Melbourne, and CCA Glasgow. He is the recipient of the Cove Park/Henry Moore Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship, the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation Installation Art Grant, the Digital Earth Fellowship, and the first Human-Machine Fellowship organized by Junge Akademie ADK.

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