The month-long 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2022 will begin at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on December 8.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually inaugurate the event as chief guest. Cultural Affairs Ministry Secretary Md. Abul Mansur, president of the jury board of the exhibition noted artist Rafiqun Nabi, jury board member Jaroslaw Suchan will be the special guests.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky will deliver welcome speech with State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid in the chair.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in association with Cultural Affairs Minister is going to organise the mega event.
A press conference on 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh was held at the seminar room of National Theatre Hall of BSA on December 6. Liaquat Ali Lucky spoke about the details of the event at the conference.
Jury board members of the exhibition Jagath Weerasinghe from Sri Lanka, Nurseren Tor from Turkey, Iwona Blazwick from UK and Jarosław Suchan from Poland, among others, were present on the occasion.
Some 493 artists from 114 countries, including Bangladesh are participating in the exhibition. A total of 344 foreign artists with 493 artworks and 194 Bangladeshi artists with 156 artworks are going to participate in this mega exhibition.
Besides, a two-day international seminar titled ‘Home and Displacement’ will also be held on December 9 and December 10.
A five-member jury panel has been formed to select the best artworks for three grand prizes and six honourable mention prizes. The recipients of grand prizes and honourable mention prizes will be awarded at the inaugural ceremony.
The 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2022 has been dedicated to the name of thr Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to respect his birth centenary celebration.
The art exhibition will continue till January 7 in 2023. The month-long exhibition will display two and three dimensional artworks, including painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, performance art and new media art etc.