Aishwarya Raihan

Contributing writer for Arts & Entertainment.

‘Primer to Press’: A history of Bengali culture, language, and books

Artist and researcher Sabyasachi Hazra, who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka, has become popular amongst the young and up-and-coming artists of this country primarily due to his unique strokes and style.

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‘Until the Rongrang Sings’: An aching story of our hilly regions

Jayatu Chakma, an emerging artist from Rangamati, unveils his second solo exhibition, "Until the Rongrang Sings", the first one being held in Kolkata. Renowned figures like Artist and Professor Dhali Al Mamooon and Queen Yan Yan, advisor of Chakma Circle and Indigenous Human Rights activist, graced the inauguration ceremony. 

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‘Ami Ek Jajabor’: 50 years of Papa Nurunnahar Kazi’s artistic versatility 

Papa Nurunnahar Kazi, a name resonating with artistic versatility, celebrates 50 years of her creative journey with “Ami Ek Jajabor” (The Wanderer). Recently inaugurated at the Safiuddin Gallery in Dhanmondi, the exhibition showcases 57 captivating artworks, each reflecting Papa's diverse talents. From vibrant renditions of wildlife to thought-provoking political commentaries, Papa's oeuvre reflects a lifetime of exploration and innovation.

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‘Art of Bangladesh’: Dina Zaman curates spectacular showcase of Bangladeshi Talent in Ohio

Earlier on February 2, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in Ohio, USA, unveiled a captivating exhibition titled "Art of Bangladesh". Curated by Dina Zaman, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, this exhibition promises to be a celebration of Bangladeshi art and culture, captivating audiences for three months with a diverse collection of creativity.

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‘Metropolitan Melodies’ presents emotive hues of blues and greys

The inauguration of “Metropolitan Melodies”, the second solo art exhibition by artist Biplab Biprodas took place in the gallery of Art Bangla Foundation on March 1. The ceremony was graced by the presence of renowned artist Prof Rashid Amin, chairperson of the Department of Printmaking at Jagannath University as the main guest.

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Art exhibition ‘Inward Gaze’ dips into magical dreamscapes

The inauguration of “Inward Gaze”, the first solo art exhibition of Syeda Asma Akber took place at the capital’s Gallery Chitrak, Dhanmondi yesterday (February 24). The event was graced by the presence of cartoonist Professor Rafiqun Nabi as the chairperson, famous artist Monirul Islam and Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka as special guests.

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‘Kauthopokauthon’ as a reflector of Bangladesh’s natural beauty

Shilpangan, a contemporary art gallery in the capital held the opening ceremony of “Kauthopokauthon”, the fourth solo exhibition by artist Samar Majumder on February 16. The event was inaugurated by the writer, researcher, and trustee of the Liberation Museum, Mofidul Hoque. Writer and art critic, Prof Moinuddin Khaled attended the event as the special guest. Following the cordial speeches regarding the artist, the exhibition was initiated.

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‘Duality’: A tale of a mother and her son

"Duality" is an artistic collaboration between Salma Zakia Bristy and her son, Mashrafi Aveen. Each mother shares a unique story with her child, and Bristy is no exception. A visual artist and mother of two, her younger son Aveen has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with ADHD personality traits, as diagnosed by doctors when he was 18 months old.

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May 9, 2024
May 9, 2024

‘Primer to Press’: A history of Bengali culture, language, and books

Artist and researcher Sabyasachi Hazra, who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka, has become popular amongst the young and up-and-coming artists of this country primarily due to his unique strokes and style.

April 30, 2024
April 30, 2024

‘Until the Rongrang Sings’: An aching story of our hilly regions

Jayatu Chakma, an emerging artist from Rangamati, unveils his second solo exhibition, "Until the Rongrang Sings", the first one being held in Kolkata. Renowned figures like Artist and Professor Dhali Al Mamooon and Queen Yan Yan, advisor of Chakma Circle and Indigenous Human Rights activist, graced the inauguration ceremony. 

April 21, 2024
April 21, 2024

‘Ami Ek Jajabor’: 50 years of Papa Nurunnahar Kazi’s artistic versatility 

Papa Nurunnahar Kazi, a name resonating with artistic versatility, celebrates 50 years of her creative journey with “Ami Ek Jajabor” (The Wanderer). Recently inaugurated at the Safiuddin Gallery in Dhanmondi, the exhibition showcases 57 captivating artworks, each reflecting Papa's diverse talents. From vibrant renditions of wildlife to thought-provoking political commentaries, Papa's oeuvre reflects a lifetime of exploration and innovation.

March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

‘Art of Bangladesh’: Dina Zaman curates spectacular showcase of Bangladeshi Talent in Ohio

Earlier on February 2, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in Ohio, USA, unveiled a captivating exhibition titled "Art of Bangladesh". Curated by Dina Zaman, a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, this exhibition promises to be a celebration of Bangladeshi art and culture, captivating audiences for three months with a diverse collection of creativity.

March 3, 2024
March 3, 2024

‘Metropolitan Melodies’ presents emotive hues of blues and greys

The inauguration of “Metropolitan Melodies”, the second solo art exhibition by artist Biplab Biprodas took place in the gallery of Art Bangla Foundation on March 1. The ceremony was graced by the presence of renowned artist Prof Rashid Amin, chairperson of the Department of Printmaking at Jagannath University as the main guest.

February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024

Art exhibition ‘Inward Gaze’ dips into magical dreamscapes

The inauguration of “Inward Gaze”, the first solo art exhibition of Syeda Asma Akber took place at the capital’s Gallery Chitrak, Dhanmondi yesterday (February 24). The event was graced by the presence of cartoonist Professor Rafiqun Nabi as the chairperson, famous artist Monirul Islam and Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka as special guests.

February 17, 2024
February 17, 2024

‘Kauthopokauthon’ as a reflector of Bangladesh’s natural beauty

Shilpangan, a contemporary art gallery in the capital held the opening ceremony of “Kauthopokauthon”, the fourth solo exhibition by artist Samar Majumder on February 16. The event was inaugurated by the writer, researcher, and trustee of the Liberation Museum, Mofidul Hoque. Writer and art critic, Prof Moinuddin Khaled attended the event as the special guest. Following the cordial speeches regarding the artist, the exhibition was initiated.

January 23, 2024
January 23, 2024

‘Duality’: A tale of a mother and her son

"Duality" is an artistic collaboration between Salma Zakia Bristy and her son, Mashrafi Aveen. Each mother shares a unique story with her child, and Bristy is no exception. A visual artist and mother of two, her younger son Aveen has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with ADHD personality traits, as diagnosed by doctors when he was 18 months old.

January 12, 2024
January 12, 2024

‘Jogsutro’: Striking a balance between simplicity and detail

One winter evening in January, I found myself at the Kala Kendra Gallery in Lalmatia, Dhaka. Currently hosting a group art exhibition, Kala Kendra presents “Jogsutro”, featuring 15 Bangladeshi artists who have returned after completing their studies at Rabindra Bharati University.

December 9, 2023
December 9, 2023

‘Breath’: A simplistic approach to art

The group art exhibition, titled “Breath”, has recently featured 17 core artists and four guest artists from across the country. As part of the collective journey, the Art Bangla Foundation gallery has been adorned with colourful paintings by the talented artists, most of which are smaller in size and painted with acrylic colours.

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