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SAF AROUND THE WORLD

 
 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

FABRIC(ATED) FRACTURES

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 BIENNIAL

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.

Delfina Foundation

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 BIENNALE

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.  

RAQIB SHAW

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. 

 

DOCUMENTA 14

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

Speak, Lokal

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.

Delfina Foundation

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.

 

Delfina 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.

The Replacement

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.

 

Docuwalk

Kassel, Germany  |  June - September 2012

Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi visited Documenta 13 which was supported by Samdani Art Foundation.