Contemporary Art of Bangladesh : Jungle of Humanity By Mahbub Zamal Samim


Contemporary Art of  Bangladesh : Jungle of Humanity By Mahbub Zamal Samim

Shamim completed his BFA and MFA from the Department of Sculpture, Institute of Fine Arts (Now Faculty of Fine Art), University of Dhaka. As an MFA student, he founded an art institute, Charupith, in Jessore with a vision to increase the practice and research of art in society, as well as to encourage everyone from across the country to open art schools for children. He is also credited with introducing the concept of “Mongol Shobhajatra” as a medium of celebrating the Bangla Noboborsho (Bengali New Year) using various traditional motifs and elevating the procession to a national festival. He achieved his fellowship on “Innovative Social Entrepreneurship” from Ashoka Foundation, USA, in 1997-1999. The artist has held three solo exhibitions and participated in numerous national and international group art exhibitions, including the 55th Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy, in 2013. He has won the Gold Medal Award from Rotary International Bangladesh in 2011. His works have been collected by several national and international organisations and many private collectors both at home and abroad. Currently he is working as a freelance artist and is also the Principal at the Charupith-Art Research Institute, Jessore.

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