Mahtab Hussein (b.1981, Glasgow, lives and works in London and Birmingham.) At the age of five Mahtab Hussein moved from Scotland to Birmingham with his family. He later studied History of Art at Goldsmiths College, London (1999–2002), followed by an MA in Photography from Nottingham Trent University (2013). He retains close links with the city and regularly makes work in Birmingham. recent exhibitions include “The Commonality of Strangers”, New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2015); “Be a Man”, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2013); “Building Desires, What does it Mean to be a British Pakistani Male Today¡” MAC Birmingham (2012); “Culture Cloud”, New Art Exchange Nottingham (2012). in 2015 Hussein will be completing a residency at Light Work, New York.