Ashfika Rahman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her practice straddles art and documentary, drawing inspiration from 19th century prints which she re-contextualizes using contemporary media.
Rahman uses photography to engage with complex systemic social issues and power relations, seeking to challenge stereotypical representations of minorities and victimhood.
Rahman studied photography at the Hochschule Hannover in Germany and received her degree in Documentary Photography from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka, where she now teaches.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Lumix Festival for Young Visual Journalism in Hannover, the Dhaka Art Summit and Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography in Dhaka, and the jimei x arles international photo festival in in Xiamen.