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Rasel Chowdhury Receives Dhaka Art Summit’s Samdani Art Award

The Dhaka Art Summit, which opens today and runs through February 8, has just announced that photographer Rasel Chowdhury, selected from a shortlist of thirteen artists, is the winner of this year’s Samdani Art Award. Chowdhury will be given a three-month, all expenses paid residency with the Delfina Foundation in London. The biannual award “aims to support, promote, and highlight Bangladeshi contemporary art and showcase the work of talented emerging artists between the ages of twenty-two and forty who live and work in Bangladesh.”

Says Tate Modern director Frances Morris, “The Dhaka Summit has rapidly become an important focus for artists from South Asia and beyond and this year is attracting widespread international attention. The Samdani Foundation have done an amazing job in combining new research, artistic production and creative collaboration . . . . I am personally looking forward to making discoveries and encountering new perspectives in Dhaka.”