In order to engage with situations around him, he ponders upon embedded social and historical terrains of the ordinary, as well as his personal milieu. Using video, film or photograph, Mahmood weaves various threads of thoughts, findings and insights into poetic sequences and various forms of narratives. Basir Mahmood studied in Lahore at the Beaconhouse National University. In 2011 he received a year-long fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Later, he was also awarded a two years-long Research-Fellowship from the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, for the years 2016 and 2017. His recent exhibitions include: Freedom of Movement, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2018); the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2018); Contour Biennale, Mechelen (2017); Tableaux Vivants, Fondation Etrillard, Paris (2017).