27th residency episode
Leonardiansyah Allenda, Indonesia
Prithvi Shrestha, Nepal
30 June – 28 July 2012
Artist Talk, 14 July
Open Studio, 26 & 27 July
MAKE A FOREST: a worldwide project that brings awareness and creativity together, is collaborating with Britto Arts Trust to organise an Outcome Exhibition of a 4-day workshop at Britto Space from 05 to 11 August. 18 artists and a photographer from Bangladesh and the Netherlands are participating.
As part of Make A Forest, an informal mobile show at Shinepukur village, Dohar, Dhaka and on Padma River is also going to be held on 3 August.
Opening 5 Aug. The exhibition remained from 6 to 11 Aug 2012.
Haema Sivanesan – International Curator-in-Residence
Haema Sivanesan is currently an Associate Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, where she is developing the program direction, models and policies for the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, opening in 2016. She has held leadership and curatorial positions in centres and galleries across Canada, as well as in Australia. She was previously Executive Director at Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) (2011-2013), Executive Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto (2006-2011), and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia (1996-2004). Her curatorial work typically focuses on art from South and Southeast Asia and its diasporas, with an interest in non-western and post-colonial world views and practices. She has curated several large scale exhibitions and independent projects, including as a zone curator for Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2008), and for the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival, Melbourne (2006). She was the curator of “(the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart)” by Jayce Salloum and Khadim Ali which toured to venues across Canada and abroad, and was awarded the Images Prize at the 23rd Images Festival, 2010 (Toronto).
Curator: Mahbubur Rahman
Assistant Curator: Ayesha Sultana
Celebrating 10 years of Britto Arts Trust and the inaugural event of its new and permanent premises, BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub presented seleted works of artists from Britto projects and its members.
The curated exhibition titled SPACE addresses the abstract and physical sphere of the artists’ run initiative and its 10-year journey to breathe, validate and locate themselves in the Bangladeshi art context within their own alternative practices.
Opening: 30 March 2012
Duration: 30 March – 15 April 2012
Khokan Chandra Sarker
Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty
Tayeba Begum Lipi
Ashim Halder Sagor
Lutfun Nahar Liza
Salahuddin Khan Srabon
Yasmin Jahan Nupur
Shyamal Chandra Sarker
Maynul Islam Paul
Promotesh Das Pulak
Imran Hossain Piplu
Mohammad Hasanur Rahman
Saiful Wadud Helal
Laundrying of History
Open Studio:19th & 20th July 2014
History happens in its own way, following its own timeline; not always do we know history as the way it takes place.
Deliberate efforts in erasing and re-writing history are not uncommon. Light and mundane words, images, sounds and events become precious, even heavy, when they are locked up in containers.
A public art project in Old Dhaka
5 December 2014 – 02 January 2015
Open Studio: Friday 02 January
Our communities face increasing instability through the impact of cultural difference, migration and climate change as well as through the destruction of local habitat. 1mile² is a project that will aim to link environmental and social cohesion,at the same time see the two as interdependent. 1mile² will collaborate with communities to map our neighbourhood exploring biodiversity, cultural diversity, and aesthetic diversity (buildings and open spaces) of their local square mile.
Meeting on 5th & 9th December
Carla Novi (Mexico) was in Bangladesh for a research residency related to the garment workers of Rana Plaza.
29 April – 13 May 2014
Artist Talk: 12 May 2014
The talk focused on her practice as well as her project developed in Dhaka regarding Rana Plaza disaster.
CROSS-CASTING a collateral exhibition of Britto at Dhaka Art Summit 2014 at BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub
BOOTH NO: H3-08
07 – 09 Feb 2014
A fund raising project to support and secure BRITTO’s FUTURE, where Britto members have contributed artworks within 6 x 6 inch that will be available at the booth.
Venue: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
SANA (South Asia Network for the Arts) Book Launch
07 February 2014 at 03:30-04:30pm
Venue: National Gallery Auditorium, 3rd floor
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
As a part of the worldwide Triangle Network, SANA includes – Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh; KHOJ, India; VASL, Pakistan and Theertha, Sri Lanka.
Representatives from each network will be here in Dhaka.