Professional Experiences

Brief Professional Experiences (selected): 

2020: Guest Curator (Curatorial tour and talk) at 11 Female Artist exhibition, arrange by Bangladesh Art Week.

2019-2020: Assistant Curator (under Contract) for Collective movement project of Dhaka Art Summit: Seismic Movement, Bangladesh. This project includes liaising, installing and implementing all visual art works (traditional media, new techniques, installations, performance), workshop and process-based projects of 30+ art collectives from Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Australia, and Oceania. This project was co-curated by Diana Campbell and Kathryn Weir in collaboration with GUDSKUL Jakarta – a public learning space established by ruangrupa Indonesia, Para Site (Hong Kong), Artspace (Sydney), RAW Material Company(Dakar), Alserkal (Dubai), SAVVY Contemporary, and 30+ local and international art collectives.

2019 (May): Project lead & Lecturer: 10 days’ intensive workshop Understanding Contemporary art theory & practice in collaboration with IRAART Hub and Dwip Gallery, Bangladesh.

2019 (March): Seminar Moderator: Contemporary ethos: Artist’s journey with self and society; arranged by Counter Foto (Photography Institute), Bangladesh

2017 (Feb-Jul): Artist lead Program Manager (Managing Editor), DEPART, Bi-annual English art criticism magazine, Bangladesh. 

2015 - 2017: Curator & Arts Manager, Kalakendra (a nonprofit artist run space), Dhaka, Bangladesh; 

2014-2016: Researcher and Curator for ARTLab Dhaka, Bangladesh;

2013-2012: Convener, Fine art photography forum, Faculty of fine art, University of Dhaka

2010 –till to date: Artistic/Design Consultancy in multiple Development companies, agencies 

2009: Artistic Consultant, Project CRC@20, UNICEF. From August to December, 2009

 

Past Curatorial projects (Selected)

2017: ‘Alchemy of Loses’ a solo exhibition by Asma Sultana, Kalakendra, Dhaka 

2017: ‘Mercury Falling’ a solo exhibition by Mustafa Zaman, Kalakendra, Dhaka 

2016: ‘Self/Identity’ Group exhibition (42 Contemporary Artists), Commission from Daily Prothom Alo. Held at Nalinikanta Vottashali Gallery, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka 

2016: ‘Dry Run’ Solo exhibition of Artist Salma Abedin Prithi, Kalakendra 

2016: 'Informal' solo exhibition of Artist Syed Zahid Iqbal, Kalakendra 

2016: "Celebrated Violence 5: Wound” a solo exhibition of Artist Dilara begum Jolly.

2015: "How do I rent a Plane!", solo of Razib Datta, Kalakendra, Dhaka

2015: Destination unknown- Research exhibition on climate change; Artlab Dhaka

2014-2015: A Series Exhibition Titled “Celebrated Violence" with total 5 editions held at Dhaka Art Centre (1st edition 12 group artists), DHAKA ART SUMMIT 2014 (2nd edition – Anisuzzaman Sohel’s Solo) and Kalakendra (3rd- 5th Editions, presenting Artist Ripon Saha, Moon Rahman and Dilara Begum Jolly’s Solo shows).  Dhaka Bangladesh. 

2014: "Phonetic Image 1 & 2", solo project of Wakilur Rahman, Dhaka Art Centre, Bangladesh

2014: "Known-Unknown" solo of Farzana Urmi, Dhaka Art center (DAC), Bangladesh 

2012: “Planned Murder” - an extended part of 'Senses 7' exhibition, Dhaka Art centre, Dhaka 

Published text – Catalogue writing / Art Review & Translation (selected): 

2018: Published Report on CIMAM Annual Conference 2018, Sweden, in CIMAM website. 

2017: Panorama on Bengal performance art week; Published at DEPART Art Magazine, Bangladesh 2017: Curatorial text on ‘Alchemy of Loses’ a solo exhibition by Asma Sultana, Kalakendra. 

2017: Curatorial text ‘Mercury Falling’ a solo exhibition by Mustafa Zaman, Kalakendra 

2016: Curatorial text (Bengali) on ‘Self/Identity’ a multidisciplinary group artists’ exhibition, published in exhibition catalogue. 

2016: Catalog essay (English) on Salma Abedin Prithi’s solo exhibited work in "Dry Run” 

2016: Catalog essay (English) on "Celebrated Violence 5: Wound” by Artist Dilara begum Jolly

2015: "Celebrated Violence 4: Catalog essay (English) on Moon Rahman's works; 

2015: "Celebrated Violence 3: A calculated game" Catalog essay (English) on Ripon Saha's works 

2015: Exhibition Review (Bengali) Published in Art magazines: Shilpoprava & Showbdaghar 

2015: Curatorial text and Catalogue essay on Razib Datta's work for 'How do I rent a Plane!' 

2014: Exhibition Review (Bengali) Published (4) in Daily Prothom Alo 

2013: Introductory text (English and Bengali) on Wakilur Rahman's solo exhibition, “News Food”, Published in Exhibition catalogue and Daily Prothom Alo. 

 

Participated in Professional Courses/ Workshop/ Seminar (Selected)

2020: Workshop: ‘Artist working as Curators’ lead by Curator and Critic Cosmin Costinas, at DAS2020, Bangladesh.

2019: ‘New Art Criticism Module X’ an art criticism writing and editing course by Skye Arundhuti Thomas at Experimenter Kolkata (India) with Sharjah Foundation.

2019: ‘Fundamentals of Art Management’ an intensive crash course by ART THINK SOUTH ASIA in collaboration with Bengal Arts Programme, Bangladesh.  

2018: Annual Conference CIMAM 2018 ‘Museum in Transition’, at Stockholm, Sweden.

2018: Master class with Curator Marina Coelho (Curator of Sao Paulo biennale); Content: Art in politically oppressive context, Arrange by Bengal Arts Programme, Bangladesh.  

2017: Participated in Curatorial Practice Workshop; as a part of Asian Curatorial Forum 2017, jointly organized by Bengal Foundation, Britto Arts Trust & National Culture and Arts Foundation (Taiwan). 

2016: Art Conservation & Restoration; Workshop by Shilpokala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh 

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