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OUR COLLECTION

 
 
 
 

The Samdani Art Foundation Collection has ~ 2,000 works of modern and contemporary art currently based at Golpo, the Samdani Family residence in Gulshan, Dhaka that can be visited by appointment. Works from the collection are regularly lent to institutions and festivals around the globe as part of SAF’s commitment to increasing international engagement with Bangladeshi and South Asian artists. A significant selection of works from the collection will be exhibited in the fall of 2018 at the MCA Chicago in a traveling exhibition entitled Many Tongues: Art, Language, and Revolution in the Middle East and South Asia, curated by Omar Kholeif. A permanent home for the collection is currently in development: Srihatta – Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park will open its first phase late 2018 and there are plans to open a permanent exhibition space in Dhaka post 2020, both designed by Dhaka-based, Aga Khan award-winning architect Kashef Mahboob Chowdhury.

South Asian and diaspora highlights include works by Anish Kapoor, Gaganendranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Huma Bhabha, Naeem Mohaiemen, Rana Begum, Raqs Media Collective, Shilpa Gupta, Shahzia Sikander, Novera Ahmed, and Zarina Hashimi. The Samdani’s also collect international art, an invaluable study tool for local arts enthusiasts and students. International highlights include works by Lynda Benglis, Chris Ofili, Alighiero Boetti, Paul Klee, Ettore Spalletti, Cindy Sherman, Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Pawel Althamer, Mona Hatoum, Philippe Parreno, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Cardiff and Miller, and Anthony McCall. Many of these works, and the South Asian works, will be installed at Srihatta – Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park opening its first phase in late 2018.

To visit or for more information please contact us at: info@samdani.com.bd

 

South Asian artists currently in the collection:

 
 

INDIAN MODERN AND
CONTEMPORARY ART

Anish Kapoor
Asim Waqif
Bharti Kher
Chitra Ganesh
C. K. Rajan
Hajra Waheed
Jitish Kallat
M F Hussain
Mithu Sen
Mrinalini Mukherjee
Nandan Ghiya
Neha Choksi
Prabhakar Pachpute
Prabhavati Meppayil
Pushpamala N
Raqs Media Collective
Ravinder Reddy
Saravanan Parasuraman
Shilpa Gupta
Subodh Gupta
Sunil Gawde
Tejal Shah
Zarina Hashmi


BENGAL SCHOOL

Abanindranath Tagore
Binode Bihari Mukherjee
Bireswar Sen
Chittaprosad Bhattacharya
Gaganendranath Tagore
Hemendranath Mazumdar
Jamini Roy
KG Subramanyan
Manishi Dey
Mukul Dey
Nandalal Bose
Nikhil Biswas
Rabindranath Tagore
Ram Kinkar Baij
Somnath Hore

 

BANGLADESHI MODERN AND
CONTEMPORARY ART

Ashim Halder Sagor
Ayesha Sultana
Bishwajit Goswami
Dhali Al Mamoon
Farzana Ahmed Urmi
Gazi Nafis Ahmed
Joydeb Roaja
Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty
Kalidas Karmakar
Kanak Champa Chakma
Kazi Giasuddin
Khaled Hasan
Mahbubur Rahman
Mohammad Wahiduzzaman
Mohammad Kibria
Monirul Islam
Munem Wasif
Murtaja Baseer
Musrat Reazi
Mustafa Zaman
Nabil Rahman
Naeem Mohaiemen
Novera Ahmed
Quamrul Hassan
Qayyum Chowdhury
R A Kajol
Rafiqul Shuvo
Rana Begum
Rasel Chowdhury
Rashid Choudhury
Rini Mitra
S M Sultan
Samarjit Roy Choudhury
Shishir Bhattacharjee
Shahabuddin Ahmed
Shumon Ahmed
Syed Jahangir
Tayeba Begum Lipi
Wakilur Rahman
Yasmin Jahan Nupur
Zainul Abedin
Zihan Karim

 

PAKISTANI MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Adeela Suleman
Ali Kazim
Anwar Jalal Shemza
Bani Abidi
Farida Batool
Huma Bhabha
Huma Mulji
Khadim Ali
Lala Rukh
Mohammad Zeeshan
Naiza Khan
Rasheed Araeen
Rashid Rana
Risham Syed
Seher Shah
Shahzia Sikander
Zahoor-ul Akhlaq


SRI LANKAN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Lionel Wendt
Muhanned Cader


NEPALESE CONTEMPORARY ART

Tsherin Sherpa


BURMESE MODERN ART

Bagyi Aung Soe