- Ikon Gallery
Mitti Ka Ghar – Clay House – October – November 2016
Mahtab Hussain presented Mitti Ka Ghar, a scaled replica of a traditional Pakistani clay house, showcasing miniature clay houses made by visitors to The Auspicious Journey this summer. The house also features a sound installation and a display of Hussain’s tintype photographic portraits, taken of people whose families were affected by the Mangla Dam construction.
- Strange Cargo
Exhibition and Residency – 24 October – 10 December 2015
The Commonality of Strangers in association with New Art Exchange
Artist based himself in Folkestone on a residency exploring the lives of the Nepalese community home to the Sagarmatha Gurkha Community established in 2004 by retired and serving members of the British Army’s Brigade of Gurkha’s.
- New Art Exchange
The Commonality of Strangers – January – April 2015
Artist in residence as part of the strategic touring bid. Documenting the lives of the migrant community in Hyson Green. The series was exhibited in the main gallery at New Arts Exchange and included a publication, the exhibition received over 9000 visitors, making it one of the most successful exhibitions at the gallery.
The series is available for tour and will be exhibited across two UK venues.
- mac Birmingham –Terrance Gallery
What does it mean to be a British Pakistani male today? April – October 2012
Project based exhibition addressing the complexities of the British Pakistani community, funded by Arts Council England though Grants for the Arts award.
- Subway Gallery – Joe Strummer – London 2011
Exhibiting part of my Building Desire series.
- Beetle + Huxley Gallery
An Ideal for Living – 27 July – 17 September 2016
An Ideal for Living is an exhibition about how photographers have perceived class, culture and identity in modern Britain. Drawing on the work of 29 diverse photographers, it considers how photographing Britain has contributed to the creation of a collective national identity. The exhibition shows the variety and creativity with which photographers have sought to document what they consider to be a particularly British way of life from the 1920s to now.
- Houston Foto Fest - Texas US
The Discoveries 12 March – 24 April
The Discoveries exhibition is connected to one of the Biennial’s most popular programs – the International Meeting Place – Each of the ten artists has been selected as a particularly significant “discovery” by one of ten international reviewers chosen by FotoFest from the 160 curators, editors, publishers, gallery owners, and collectors who reviewed artists’ work at the 2014 Biennial Meeting Place.
The work found in the 2016 Discoveries of the Meeting Place is a diverse selection that doesn’t shy away from difficult subject matter and new photographic approaches and techniques. It reflects the contemporary world we live in through the artists’ choice of topics and approaches.
- Eastside Projects
Birmingham Show – 31 January – 11 April 2015
Exhibited 4 pieces in the group show, which includes its external billboard.
Birmingham Show’ is an exhibition as history and not history, connecting gaps, distances and potentials of artists who have lived, worked or studied within the city. Three key questions underpin the exhibition making – ‘What is the art of Birmingham?’ ‘Is there an accent to Birmingham’s art making?’ and ‘How is Birmingham useful for the production of art?’
Curated by Ruth Claxton & Gavin Wade.
Special thanks to Marlene Smith.
- Aperture Gallery - New York City
Summer Show – 17 July – 14 August 14 2014
103 prints selected from 860 submissions by Chris Boot, Aperture’s Executive Director, the Aperture Summer Open reflects the state of photography now.
50 Years On CCCS – 10 May – 29 June 2014
Group show celebrating The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies exploring how, post-closure, the Centre continues to be relevant and influential today.
Featuring the work of eminent artists including Trevor Appleson, David Batchelor, Sarah Maple, Sarah Silverwood and Nick Waplington.
- Library of Birmingham
The Photographers Wall – 23 January – 18 April 2014
Launched in January 2014 the space featured works from emerging and established fine art photographers highlight the ambition and talent of some
of the regions best photographers.
- Sumarria Lunn Gallery
Be A Man – 14 March – 19 April 2013
Group show addressing Modern Masculinity exhibiting with the following artists:
Claude Cahun / Alexis Hunter / Ali Kazim / Littlewhitehead
Miguel Rael / Hank Willis Thomas.
- New Art Exchange
Culture Cloud – 27 July – 25 August 2012
An inaugural exhibition showcasing the work of 40 artists selected by public vote to have their works exhibited in the New Art Exchange’ main gallery space.
Top 40 exhibiting artist were initially selected from 900 entries.
- Galerie Huit - Arles
Open Photography Salon – 23 July -2 September
International competition, 115 finalists, work selected from 82 participating countries
Exhibiting during the international Arles Photography Festival.
- Diemar/Noble Photography
The Gathering – Rhubarb-Rhubarb – 22 March 2012
Invited by Rhubarb-Rhubarb to auction two photographic prints participating photographers included Brian Griffin, Martin Parr and Zed Nelson.
- mac Birmingham
Anticurate: Exhibition Five – 3 August -11 September 2011
Open call at mac Birmingham, devised by Trevor Pitt as a platform to explore democratic and collective approaches to exhibition curating.
- Viewfinder Gallery
Viewpoints – 5 May – 15 May 2011
An exhibition of documentary-style photographic projects with Jonathan Illingworth and Andrew Youngson
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
West Midlands Open 2010 – 6 March – 2 May 2010
A biennial collaboration between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Exhibiting artist, chosen from over 400 entries.
- The Museum of Fine Arts - Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. The Museum’s photography collection comprises more than 30,000 items spanning the full history of the medium, from invention to present day. The photography collection also includes contemporary art, collected by the museum across many areas. More than 4,000 photographers are represented in the photography collection. The department displays highlights of the collection on a rotating basis in A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection as well as in temporary installations and special exhibitions.
- Autograph ABP Collection
Established in 1988 with the mission of advocating the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices, Autograph ABP is a charity that works internationally in photography and film, cultural identity, race, representation and human rights. Their Archive & Research Centre was established to addresses a gap in the visual representation of Britain’s cultural history and its diverse communities.
- The Light Work Collection
Light Work was founded as an artist-run, non-profit organization in 1973. The Light Work Collection includes over 3,500 photographs and art objects. Most former Artists-in-Residence, such as Cindy Sherman, John Gossage, Sunil Gupta, and more, are represented with early work that was made during the time of their residency. All images in the collection can be viewed online. The collection adds to the artists’ visibility and is accessed especially by friends of photography, researchers, curators, collectors, educators, and students.
- Private Collectors