The ideas of these works are centered on my being but their expressions are universal. As I attempt to express myself in my work, our society finds an expression instead.
Being born and brought up in a small town I had to struggle constantly with the city life, and still struggling against the conventional ideas of life. ………..
Nature gives whatever human being wants form Her, and She punishes us for our deeds – this is my belief.
Sumana akter (1983) is a Dhaka-based artist and lecturer at the Narayanganj Fine Art Institute. She did her MFA in Drawing and Painting in 2010 at the Fine Art faculty of the University Development alternative UODA. In 2012 her 1st solo exhibition My Nature was held at the Dhaka art center. She took part in a Video Art workshop at BRITT O SPACE and Curator Mahbubur Rahman 7 day 2013, 10 days long performance art workshop organized by Samdani Art Foundation Curator Nikhil Chopra , Another performance art workshop by Seiji Shimoda at Porapara Space for Artist and also a residency there organized by CRAC residency for 6 week in 2010. Sumana received all media best award BFA Narayanan Fine Art Institute 2005 and a special award MFA 4th Annual art Exhibition UODA 2010. Her work has won her honorable mentions in the 19th young Artist Art exhibition 2014, organized by BANGLADESH SHILPAKALA ACADEMY. She finished recent some group show, workshop, and performance national and international exhibition. Recently Sumana was part of the curatorial team of online per formative image exhibition 2016(http://www.photopeer.com/HVDD.html) and part of the curatorial team Kolkata international performance art festival 2017 & 2018 . Sumana also organize a virtual space with my international colleague, the site we called as appreciation of art performance
Date of birth : 15/10/ 1983
Blood group : O+ positive
2010 : MFA (Drawing & painting) Fine Art faculty of the University Development alternative UODA.
2007 : BFA (Drawing & Painting) Narayangonj Fine Art Institute Narayangonj.
2003 : BFA (Pre Degree) Narayangonj Fine Art Institute Narayangonj.
1999 : S. S. C. Narayangonj Girls High School, Dhaka Board.
2016 : Co-curator “HOW TO VIEW A DEATH DELTA ‘’an online per formative image exhibition
2017 : Co-Curator Kolkata International Performance Art Festival
2018 : Co-Curator Kolkata International Performance Art Festival
2012 : 1st solo art exhibition, My Nature. Gallery Dhaka Art Center Bangladesh.
Khela Ghore , Shohornama – Topography of Mirror Cities 2018, organized by Britto Artist Trust
Bag Bondi , 22 national artist art exhibitions 2017, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
5 Minute for Sundorbans, 3rd Multidisciplinary Art Show 2017 Organized by Santaran
ABON DROPODIRA – 6, organized by- Pepole theater.
We Fight To Save A Flower, 2016 Performance Organized by- Depart–the art magazine
Woman Slow down, 17th ASIAN ART BIENNAL 2016, organized by BANGLADESH SHILPAKALA ACADEMY.
5 Minute For Sundorbans , Exhibition Bengal performance week,
5 Minute For Sundorbans , Exhibition Self/identity, Bd national museum, Organized by prothom alo.
We Fight To Save A Flower, 2016 Performance art Organized by- kolkata International Performance Art Festival.
ABON DROPODIRA – 5, organized by- kolkata International Performance Art Festiva.l
LEFT CHILDHOOD Performance art KOLKATA NANDONIK 2016, College Street 2nd gets kolkata, India.
IDENTITY CRISES, 21 February Organized by BACK ART, Shahabag Dhaka, Bangladesh.
IDENTITY CRISES – 1 Organized by- kolkata International Performance Art Festival, College Street 2nd get Kolkata, India.
EAKTI GOLAPER ATTO KAHINI, Performances Art – 2015 Protest sexual assaults during Pahela Baishakh.
Organized by Somogit .In front of the National Museum at Shahabad Dhaka Bangladesh.
ABON DROPODIRA -4 Organized by- Longitude Latitude – 6.
MEDITATION, PERFORMANCE ART Organized by Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy,Dhaka.
16th ASIAN ART BIENNAL 2014, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
ONTARANGAA, Organized by CHABIR HAAT Performance Art Festival – 2014
ABON DROPODIRA – 3 Performances Art academies Teaching Artist – Artist Gim Gwan Cheol Organized by- BRITTO
SPACE a contemporary art Hub.
ONE THE WAY – 2, Organized by – SURFACE, Remkree – Bandorbn
NEWS FOOD, by Wakilur Rahman, at the National Museum on the occasion of 15 year of Prothom Alo.
RED – 3, May Diboshe Chhobir Hat Organized by chhobir hat, Shasabag, Dhaka , Bangladesh
RED -1, Indo-bangla Public art show organized by chhobir hat, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
RED – 1, Indo-bangla Public art show organized by chhobir hat.
RED – 2, Sanaton Mala, Organized by Chhobir Hat, place rampal Khulna, Bangladesh.
RED – 3, Organized by Bunonon Art Space, Rajbari ,Bangladesh.
ONE THE WAY – 1 Performance Art Crack International Art Camp – 2010 , kustiya .
Major Group Exhibition
Self/identity 2016, Bd national museum, organized by prothom alo
Sound installation, Organized by D27 2016 Place of Dhanmondi 27 number rod, 27 house
21 national artist art exhibitions 2015, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
16th ASIAN ART BIENNAL 2014, organized by BANGLADESH SHILPAKALA ACADEMY.
19th young Artist Art exhibition 2014, organized by BANGLADESH SHILPAKALA ACADEMY.
Shutter Art: A Public Art Project part of 12 year celebration of Britto show Cross-Casting
Bandorban art camp Organized by Sarface.
PIXELATION – 2, video art show, organized by BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art Hub.
BONGOBONDHU,and SHADINOTAR 40 bocor, selected artist exhibition, Organized by Bangladesh ShilpakolaAcademy,Dhaka
Indo-bangla Public art show organized by chhobir hat.
Joyta Art Exhibition (womens day) organized by cerator mugim
DHAK ART SUMMIT selected painting group exhibition, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakola Academy, Dhaka.
SHAMSUL HUDA painting award 2009, selected painting group exhibition at Dhaka Club.
SHADINOTAR 40 bocor, selected artist exhibition, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
9thArt Exhibition & Competition in Commemoration of Artist Rashed.
Bangladesh Touching the Heart 2011, painting exhibition organized by Dhaka Art Center
1st Intrnational Pearformance Art Festival2011, organized by Propara space for artist.
17th young artist art exhibition 2010, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakola Academy, Dhaka.
4th annual art exhibition of fine art faculty of the University Of Development Alternative UODA.
Image of Selim Al Deen’s Life and works art Exhibition 2009’ at National art Gallery, Bangladesh\
SHAMSUL HUDA painting award 2009, selected painting group art exhibition British council
18th national artist art exhibition2010, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
WALK THE WORLD2009, painting exhibition at gallery chitrok. Dhaka
10th BERGER young painter’s art competition, at jainul gallery, Dhaka
8th Contemporary artist exhibition from BANGLADESH organized by CHUWA GALLERY Japan.
11th Japan Asia Africa Latin-America Cultural exchange art METROPOLITON Japan
32nd AJAC exhibition, 2006 At Tokyo Metropoliton Art Museum.
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, all annual Art exhibition participant at NarayangonjFine Art Institute Narayangon
2014 : Honorable mentions in the 19th young Artist Art exhibition 2014, organized by BANGLADESH SHILPAKALA ACADEMY.
2010 : Special Award MFA 4th Annual art exhibition2010 Fine Art faculty of the Development alternative UODA University
2007 : Best award from gallery SAP -2007 on Masks workshop. .
2007 : All Media best award BFA final year 2005, organized by Narayangonj Fine Art Institute
2005 : Class best oil color BFA 2nd year 2004, organized by Narayangonj Fine Art Institute
2004 : Class best water color BFA 1st year 2003, organized by Narayangonj Fine Art Institute
2017 : Workshop on Artist Statement Writing by Zeenat Nagree organized Bengal Foundation
2015 : SAMDANI SEMINARS 10 days long performance art workshop organized by Samdani Art Foundation
2013 : Performance Art Academy 7 day’s workshop. Organized by BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art Hub. Gim
2013 : PIXELATION – 2, video art workshop for 7 day. Organized by BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art Hub.
2012 : ORINTAL ART WORKSHOP for 4 day. Teaching artist DR.ABDUS SATTER and NASREEN BEGUM.
2010 : Performance Art workshop organized by Propara space for artist 2010, Seiji Shimoda.
2010 : CHIRODINER BONGOBONDHU group art organized by Dhaka art center 2010.,
2005 : Water color workshop Cthittagong Patenga organized 10 days Propara space for Artist.
2004 : Drawing and Water color workshop for 7 days. Organized Narayangonj Fine Art.Institute Narayangononj
2013 : Art Camp, Remkree – Bandorbn 2013, organized by SURFACE.
2012 : INDO – BANGLA PUBLIC ART CAMP organized by chobir hat.
2012 : INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP organized by S.M. SULTAN SHISHU O KARUKALA FOUNDATION.
2012 : Joyta Art Camp (womens day) organized by cerator mugim.
2011 : Bangladesh Touching the Heart 2011, Art Camp organized by Colonel Mojib Trust
2010 : CRAC INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP organized by CRAC.
2010 : 45 days Propara space for artist residency camp organized by CRAC.
2010 : SANDTONING group art camp organized by Dhaka art center 2010, Teaching by. Azayz Sharafy
2009 : WALK THE WORLD 2009 Painting Art camp organized by gallery Chitrok.
2007 : Group Art Camp organized by SANTORON at Ali kadam, Banderban for7 days.