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Naeem Mohaiemen combines films, installations, and essays to research failed left utopias– framed by Decolonization and World Socialism. The terrain is a “a revolutionary past meaningful in the sudden eruption of a revolutionary present” (Kaelen Wilson-Goldie). The work showed at documenta 14, Kiran Nadar, Ashkal Alwan, Tate Britain, Sharjah, Marrakech and Venice Biennales, and is currently on view at MoMA PS1, New York. Essays include “Islamic roots of Hip-Hop” (Sound Unbound, 2008), “Anabasis of the Japanese Red Army” (e-flux, 2015), “Traitors, a Mutable Lexicon,” (56th Venice Biennale, 2015), “Muhammad Ali, We Still Love You: Unsteady Dreams of a “Muslim International,” (New Inquiry, 2016), "Simulation at Wars’ End: A "Documentary" in the Field of Evidence Quest,” (BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2016) and “Loneliness of the Long Distance Campaign” (Assuming Boycott, 2017). He is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University.