A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family

Installation: bronze with pigment, on oak stand, framed photograph, framed correspondence, 2005–6


A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family (Instalation view, 'I really should...', Lisson Gallery, London), 2005

Dr. Sufia Ahmed – the country’s first female National Professor, daughter of the Supreme Court Chief Justice – and her son the Honorable Refaat Ahmed – Supreme Court Justice, are asked how their family’s influence on their country might be visualised. Refaat decides on the symbol of a Banyan tree. In subsequent correspondence he explains that the choice for this parasitical species with its enveloping aerial roots was indeed informed by its dual nurturing and destructive qualities.

I really should..., Lisson Gallery, London, 2005.
In this Colony, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Vijfhuizen, 2005.
A Sculpture for the Ahmed Family, rec, annex to Esther Schipper, Berlin, 2006 (solo).
East International, Norwich Art Gallery, Norwich, 2006.
The Freedom of Negative Expression, Chapter, Cardiff, 2007 (solo).