Sahej Rahal’s body of work is a growing episodic mythology that he weaves together by drawing upon local legends, hidden histories, bringing them into conversation with the contemporary. This burgeoning mythology is manifested using sculptural installations, paintings, performances, films, and video games, that the artist creates using found materials, ranging from digital ephemera, found footage, salvaged furniture, and everyday detritus. During his residency for the Vancouver Biennial 2019, Rahal will bring together his diverse range of practices to critically examine the artifacts of colonial history, drawing upon the archives of the Anthropological Museum of Vancouver.
Rahal has participated in a number of prestigious group exhibitions including the Liverpool Biennale, 2016; the Setouchi Triennial, Japan, 2016; and the Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2014. Rahal has been a recipient of many prestigious international residencies such as Akadamie Schloss Solitude, and Khoj, and won the Forbes Award for Debut Solo Show, 2014.