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Xecon Uddin is a Queer visual artist born in Bangladesh in 1985. Since 2010, he lives in France as a LGBTIQ political refugee.

Xecon Uddin est un Queer artiste visuel né au Bangladesh en 1985. Depuis 2010, il vit en France en tant que LGBT réfugié politique.


Artist Statement


The unashamed stories of the Queer soul.  Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or Queer (LGBTIQ) remains difficult in our modern society. As sexual minorities, they can face legal and social discrimination, harassment and even physical violence, executions and brutal murders.

Xecon Uddin’s artworks explore our relationship to our own physicality, looking at the strange and unfamiliar in the body, questioning gender and normality. The artist investigates the human body and the fluidity of sexuality and gender to create photographs, painting, and installations that question issues of identity of the interior and exterior self. Uddin also highlights the visibility of diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity. Uddin explores the fine lines between abstraction and figuration, sensory perceptions and spiritual reflections to draw attention to social, political, cultural and sexual identity issues through his series of self-portraits.



Les Histoires effrontées de l’âme Queer. Être lesbienne, homosexuel, bisexuel, transgenre, intersexué ou Queer (LGBTIQ) demeure difficile dans notre monde contemporain. Ces minorités sexuelles sont encore souvent confrontées à de nombreuses discriminations ;  qu’elles soient juridiques ou sociales, elles sont sources de harcèlement, de violence morale, physique voire d’exécutions brutales.

En questionnant l’étrange, l’inconnu des corps, le sexe et  la notion de normalité, les œuvres d’art de Xecon Uddin explorent notre relation à notre propre physicalité ;artiste crée des photographies, des peintures et des installations autour des questions; identités du soi intérieur et extérieur. Il cherche à souligner la diversité des orientations sexuelles et des identités de genre. Uddin explore les lignes ténues entre abstraction et figuration, perceptions sensorielles et réflexions spirituelles pour attirer; attention sur des questions; identité sociales, politiques, culturelles et sexuelle par sa série; autoportraits.

























Xecon Uddin is a Queer visual artist born in Bangladesh in 1985. His interest in art from his childhood. After graduating from high school, he left his native region to join the Dhaka School of Fine Arts, graduating in 2007. His first solo exhibition in 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has participated in numerous prestigious group exhibitions in Bangladesh and abroad. In addition to his studies in fine arts, he joined the underground LGBTIQ movements in Dhaka. Boys of Bangladesh (BOB) is the only LGBTIQ group in Bangladesh that was formed in 2002 and Uddin became an active member and later one of the moderators of this group. In 2008-2009, he became one of the leading voices in the defense of LGBTIQs. In 2010, he leaves his country because of his activism and his sexuality and arrives in France and living as an LGBTIQ political refugee. Since his arrival in France, he seeks to express an enriched vision of his artistic practice through photography and plastic art.

Parcours (Short)

Xecon Uddin est un Queer artiste visuel né au Bangladesh en 1985. Son intérêt pour l’art remonte à son enfance. Son diplôme d’études secondaires en poche, il quitte sa région natale pour intégrer l’école des Beaux-Arts de Dhaka dont il sort diplômé en 2007.Sa 1ère exposition personnelle en 2008, à Kathmandu au Népal. Il a participé à de nombreuses expositions collectives prestigieuses au Bangladesh et à l’étranger. Outre ses études des beaux-arts, il rejoint les mouvements LGBTIQ souterrains de Dhaka. Boys of Bangladesh (BOB) est le seul groupe LGBTIQ au Bangladesh qui s’est formé en 2002 et Uddin est devenu membre actif et plus tard l’un des modérateurs de ce groupe. En 2008-2009, il devient l’une des principales voix pour la défense des LGBTIQ. En 2010, il quitte son pays à cause de son militantisme et de sa sexualité et arrive en France comme réfugié politique. Depuis son arrivée en France, il cherche à exprimer une vision enrichie de sa pratique artistique à travers la photographie et art plastique.

2 thoughts on “ARTIST: XECON UDDIN

  1. I admire Xecon’s courage so very much.
    I’m fascinated by artists who are able to use themselves as the subject in such forthright manner. The photographs coming out of the trailer are particularly moving for me, especially the one sitting in the pink slippers. Really wonderful work!

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