Mahtab Hussain Shemagh, beard and bling from the series You Get Me? 2010; printed 2021 © Mahtab Hussain


Born 1981

British artist Mahtab Hussain explores the important relationship between identity, heritage and displacement. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. Hussain was selected as the 2015 Light Work + Autograph ABP Artist-in-Residence, and was chosen from 500 international artists to be ‘discovery artist’ under the prestigious Discoveries Award in 2016 at Houston FotoFest. He has published four award-winning artist books including You Get Me? and Going Back to Where I Came From.