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Muhammad Zaman (center) with Public Art Projects Coordinators Zack Boehler and Eric Jones in front of Zaman's mural Our Colors Are Beautiful, 2018. Photograph by Tom Loonan.

Muhammad Zaman

American, born Bangladesh, 1990

Artist Muhammad Zaman’s wide-ranging projects—from works on paper and paintings to this mural, his largest work to date—are all grounded in language. His compositions come together through an organic accumulation of thought fragments in the three languages that inform his identity: English, the language of his adopted home; Bengali, the language of his homeland; and Arabic, the language of his religion.

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