Samdani Art Foundation is excited to announce the open call for Samdani Art Award 2020 for young Bangladeshi artists under the age of 40!
In partnership with the Delfina Foundation, the Samdani Art Foundation launches a call for applications from young Bangladeshi artists for its bi-annual art award, the Samdani Art Award. Through the open call, 20 semi-finalists will be identified by the Delfina Foundation and the Samdani Art Award 2020 guest curator, Philippe Pirotte, Rector and Professor of Art History at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt, Germany. Supported by Goethe- Institut, Philippe Pirotte will then further narrow this to 10 finalists following one-to-one sessions with each of the semi-finalists.
Each of the 10 participants will be given a production budget to create new work which will be exhibited at the fifth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit at the Shilpakala Academy from the 7 to 15 February 2020. Each of the finalists will be prominently featured in the Dhaka Art Summit catalogue, and will have their exhibited work(s) and portfolio evaluated by international jury board members, which will be announced in March 2019.
The winner of the Samdani Art Award will receive an all-expenses paid, six-week residency during summer 2020 at the Delfina Foundation in London. While only one artist will receive the Samdani Art Award to attend the residency, the short-listed artists will be eligible for the other international opportunities with Dhaka Art Summit partner organizations. After the summit, the 10 participants will receive a residency at the Srihatta: Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park in Sylhet.
Deadline: 15 January - 15 February 2019
For more info and to download the registration form, go to: https://www.samdani.com.bd/samdani-art-award/
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