Eshan Rafi (b. 1986, Lahore) is an artist working across expanded photography, performance art, and video art. Their works deal with the intersection of political events and personal archives, often staging the impossibility of representation. Rafi is an alumni of the Home Workspace Program at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (LB), and has participated in residencies at Fondazioni Antonio Ratti in Como (IT), Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art in Berlin (DE), and the Banff Centre for the Arts (CA), among others. Their work has been exhibited, performed and screened internationally including at Links Hall, Chicago (US); SummerWorks Lab, Toronto (CA); Sharjah Film Platform (AE); M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennale, Calgary (CA) and neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin (DE). Rafi’s artistic practice rests on a history of community organizing in queer of color communities, including working in collectives to develop decolonial and anti-racist pedagogies. Over the past several years, they have participated in anti-surveillance and hacker spaces including at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit (US) and Chaos Computer Congress in Leipzig (DE). Their work has been extensively supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, as well as by the generosity of queer and BIPoC communities. Rafi holds an MFA in Art, Theory and Practice from Northwestern University, Evanston (US).