Originally from Somalia, now living in Brussels, where he studied at LUCA School of Arts. Rami Hara is a multidisciplinary artist who loves to experiment. It is one of the reasons why he was spotted at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles in 2021 and why the following year he was selected by FOMU – Fotomuseum Antwerpen for .tiff, the museum’s programme for emerging talent. Hara's portraits are often statuesque, almost sculptural. They have a quiet dignity and play with themes of alienation, anonymity and belonging.
With the eye-catching series Hooyo (‘mother’ in Somali), Rami Hara celebrates his love for his mother, his intimate relationship with his culture and the visual power of the headscarf. The latter has played an important role in his life and he laments that women who wear it are often looked down upon. The latter, incidentally, also happens to black men wearing durags. The headband is associated with violence, when in fact it simply serves to protect hair. Hara takes on the subject in the series Durag.