The Samdani Art Foundation participates in a variety of projects, outside of the Foundation's regular programming, as part of a commitment to increasing world-wide engagement with the work of Bangladeshi and South Asian contemporary artists and architects. The Foundation assists in funding travel grants that enable artists to attend residencies or undertake research abroad and supports international institutions and festivals to include South Asian artists within their exhibitions and programmes. The Foundation also regularly loans works from its collection of modern and contemporary South Asian artists to international institutions and festivals.
COSMOPOLIS #1.5: ENLARGED INTELLIGENCE
2 NOVEMBER 2018 - 6 JANUARY 2019, CHENGDU, CHINA
Samdani Art Foundation was pleased to support Kathryn Weir's research into Bangladesh via her Dhaka Art Summit 2018 fellowship and her engagement with our artist led initiatives forum. Her research resulted in Bangladeshi artists Munem Wasif, Yasmin Jahan Nupur, and Samdani Art Award 2016 winner Rasel Chowdhury's participation in the exhibition Cosmopolis 1.5: Enlarged Intelligence.
9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL
NOVEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019, QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, BRISBANE
The Samdani Art Foundation and Dhaka Art Summit 2018 are delighted with their partnership with the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial organized by the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, which facilitated the participation of Bangladeshi visual artists in this important regional and International platform for the first time. Tarun Nagesh, Associate Curator, Asian Art, QAGOMA, served as a DAS 2018 fellow and Diana Campbell Betancourt, Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation served as a curatorial interlocutor for APT 9.
Concrete, Alserkal Avenue,DUBAI | MARCH 2019
Alserkal Avenue will collaborate with the Samdani Art Foundation on Fabric(ated) Fractures, an exhibition set to open at Concrete, Dubai in March 2019. The group exhibition will feature works by Bangladeshi, South Asian and Southeast Asian artists, and will explore ‘sensitive spaces’ – spaces that challenge ideas of nation, state, and territory.
CIMAM CONFERENCE TRAVEL FUND
stockholm | November 2018
The Samdani Art Foundation is pleased to be supporting CIMAM's 2018 Annual Conference's travel grant scheme. SAF's contribution will enable two contemporary museum professional residing in the South Asian region to attend this year's Annual Conference that will be held in Stockholm.
THE FABRIC OF FELICITY
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow | september 2018 - January 2019
After debuting at the Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Kamruzzaman Shahdin's Haven Is Elsewhere (2018) will travel to Moscow, with the support of the Samdani Art Foundation, to be included in the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition, The Fabric of Felicity. The work was commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation for the Dhaka Art Summit 2018 exhibition Bearing Points, curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
12th Gwangju Biennale
GWANGJU, south korea | september 2018
The Samdani Art Foundation is pleased to be supporting the participation of Bangladeshi artist Munem Wasif, in the 12th edition of the Gwangju Biennale. The Biennale will include Wasif's cyanotype series, Seeds will Set Us Free (2017) which are part of the Samdani Art Foundation's collection.
RASHID CHOUDHURY Metropolitan Museum of Art COLLECTION DONATION
The Met, NEW York | 2018
Continuing new developments in the Samdani Art Foundation's philanthropy, Rashid Choudhury's Untitled (1981) tapestry from the Foundation's collection will be donated to Metropolitan Museum of Art collection. This is the second donation from the Foundation's collection, distributing the knowledge of Bangladeshi art history through the research conducted during the Dhaka Art Summit.
LIVERPOOL | July - SEPTEMBER 2018
Supported by the Samdani Art Foundation, in collaboration with the Liverpool Biennial, and in association with the New North New South, Bangladeshi artist Reetu Saatar's work Harano Sur (Lost Tune) (2017-2018) will travel to the Liverpool Biennial 2018.
A Beast, a god, and a line
Museum of Modern Art in WARSAW | july - October 2018
Dhaka Art Summit 2018 exhibition, A beast, a god, and a line will travel to the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw for its fourth iteration, featuring many works commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation as part of the exhibition's initial edition during DAS 2018. This exhibition was organised by the Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Para Site, Hong Kong and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
London, UK | July – August 2018
Samdani Art Award winner Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury will undertake a six-week residency at the Delfina Foundation supported by the Samdani Art Foundation.
Bródno Sculpture Park, WARSAW | JUNE 2018
The Samdani Art Foundation is pleased to be supporting the 'Bangladesh Pavilion', which will form part of the 2018 edition of Bródno Sculpture Park's Contemporary Art Biennale, prepared by polish artists, Paweł Althamer and Goshka Macuga.
Made in L.A. 2018
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles | JUNE 2018
Taking footage from her Dhaka Art Summit 2018 commissioned live work, Every Kind of Sun (2018), Neha Choksi developed the new film, Everything Sunbright (2018), that debuted at the 2018 edition of the Hammer’s acclaimed biennial exhibition, Made in L.A. 2018.
A Beast, a god, and a line
TS1, Yangon | june 2018
Dhaka Art Summit 2018 exhibition, A beast, a god, and a line travelled to TS1 in Yangon for its third iteration, featuring many works commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation as part of the exhibition's initial edition during DAS 2018. This exhibition was organised by the Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Para Site, Hong Kong and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
ART BASEL | HONG KONG: ENCOUNTERS
Hong Kong | March 2018
Commissioned and Produced by Samdani Art Foundation and Artspace Sydney, for the Dhaka Art Summit 2018, with support from the Australia Council for the Arts, Ramesh Mario's, Idols (2016-2018) travelled to Art Basel Hong Kong where they formed part of the Art Fair's Encounters, curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
A BEAST, A GOD, AND A LINE
Para site, hong kong | march - may 2018
Dhaka Art Summit 2018 exhibition, A beast, a god, and a line travelled to Para Site in Hong Kong for its second iteration, featuring many works commissioned by the Samdani Art Foundation as part of exhibition's the initial edition during DAS 2018. This exhibition was organised by the Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Para Site, Hong Kong and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
Actions. The image of the world can be different
kettle's Yard, CAMBRIDGE, UK | FEBRUARY - APRIL 2018
The Samdani Art Foundation was pleased to support the production of British-Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum's work No. 764 Baskets (2017-18), included in Kettle's Yard exhibition, Actions. The image of the world can be different.
RASHID CHOUDHURY TATE COLLECTION DONATION
TATE, LONDON | OCTOBER 2017
In a new development in the Samdani Art Foundation's philanthropy, Rashid Choudhury's Untitled (1984) tapestry from the Foundation's collection was donated to Tate's collection. This was the first donation from the Foundation's collection, distributing the knowledge of Bangladeshi art history through the research conducted during the Dhaka Art Summit. The work is now listed on Tate's website.
DOCUMENTA 14 AND Skulptur Projekte Münster
AtHENS, kasel and münster | JULY 2017
As part of the Samdani Artist-Led Initiatives Forum's commitment to the professional development of Bangladesh's forward thinking arts professionals, three of the Forum's members were given the opportunity to experience Documenta 14's Athens and Kasel iterations, and the Skulptur Projekte Münster, while meeting with key operational and curatorial staff.
Whitworth, manchester | JUne - November 2017
Originally developed for the Dhaka Art Summit 2018, Raqib Shaw's solo exhibition opened first at the Whitworth in Manchester before being re-imagined in Dhaka, marking Shaw's first major exhibition in South Asia. Both iterations were co-curated by SAF's Artistic Director Diana Campbell Betancourt and Tate's Director Maria Balshaw, and supported by the New North New South Network.
kasel | JUne - september 2017
The Samdani Art Foundation was pleased to support the inclusion of Lala Rukh's Mirror Image II: 1–3 (2011) from the Foundation's collection to Document 14.
Khoj International Workshop
Goa, India | April- May 2017
Dhaka Art Summit 2016 featured artist Marzia Farhana was selected to be part of Khoj's 14th edition of its two-month long International Workshop. The Samdani Art Foundation supported Farhana’s travel and expenses to attend. Read Marzia's blog post about her experience here.
Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland | March - May 2017
The Samdani Art Foundation was pleased to support the inclusion of artists.Rafiqul Shuvo and Samsul Alam Helal in the group exhibition Speak, Lokal, curated by Daniel Baumann, Director of the Kunsthalle Zurich, who was also Guest Curator for the Samdani Art Award 2016.
11th Shanghai Biennale 2016
Shanghai, China | November 2016 - March 2017
Raqs Media Collective curated the 11th edition of the Shanghai Biennale which included Samdani Art Award 2016 finalists, Rafiqul Islam Shuvo and Farzana Ahmed Urmi. The Samdani Art Foundation supported the artists to present their work in Shanghai.
The Space Between
The Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK | June - September 2016
Dhaka Art Summit 2014 Solo Project artist Rana Begum had her first solo show, supported by the Samdani Art Foundation, at The Parasol Unit.
London, UK | September –December 2016
Samdani Art Award winner Rasel Chowdhury, undertook a six-week residency at the Delfina Foundation supported by the Samdani Art Foundation. Read Rasel's blog post about his experience since winning the Samdani Art Award here.
La Biennale di Venezia - 56th International Art Exhibition 2015
Venice, Italy | May-November 2015
Dhaka Art Summit 2014 Solo Project Bangladeshi artist Naeem Mohaiemen and Indian artist group Raqs media Collective were selected to show their works in the centre pavilion, supported by the Samdani Art Foundation.
2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014
Kochi, India | December 2014 - March 2015
Samdani Art Award 2014 finalist Shumon Ahmed participated in the Biennale, supported by the Samdani Art Foundation.
London, UK | September - December 2014
Samdani Art Award 2014 winner Ayesha Sultana undertook a three-month residency at the Delfina Foundation, supported by the Samdani Art Foundation.
Experimenter Curators’ Hub
Kolkata, India | July 2014
The Samdani Art Foundation supported Bangladeshi artists Munem Wasif, Mohammad Wahiduzzaman and Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty to participate at the Experimenter Curators’ Hub.
Prisoners of ShothikItihash
Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland | June - August 2014
Naeem Mohaiemen had his first solo show in 2014, supported by the Samdani Art Foundation.
India Art Fair, Delhi, India | January - February 2013
Samdani Art Foundation had supported and funded a solo art project titled ‘The Replacement’ by Mahbubur Rahman. The installation was placed near the entrance of the India Art Fair and was exhibited during the fair days, from 31st January to 3rd February.
Kassel, Germany | June - September 2012
Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi visited Documenta 13 which was supported by Samdani Art Foundation.