Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury, The Soul Who Fails to Fly into the Space, 2018. Images courtesy of the Samdani Art Foundation and Dhaka Art Summit. Photo credit Noor Photoface.

Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury (Bangladesh) has an interdisciplinary artistic practice that includes installation, assemblage, video, collage, sculpture, performance and photography. His works are composed of heterogeneous elements or objects that come from everyday life and in the installation space enter into a relationship with one another, flowing, interacting, dialoguing, connecting.

Mizanur holds a BFA and MFA from the University of Dhaka. Recent group exhibitions include: Samdani Art Award Exhibition, Dhaka Art Summit, 2018; Entangled Reality, 2018, Vienna; Tasher Desh, 2017, Dhaka; Self Identity, 2016, National Museum, Dhaka.

*Mizanur was awarded his six week residency at Delfina Foundation by winning the Samdani Art Award at Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) 2018. He is the fourth winner of the biannual prize which aims to support, promote, and highlight Bangladeshi contemporary art, channeling the broader goals of DAS as a whole.

The jury of the 2018 Samdani Art Award was chaired by Delfina Foundation Director Aaron Cezar and included artists Sheela Gowda, Runa Islam, Subodh Gupta and Mona Hatoum. The jury selected Mizanur from a shortlist assembled by Swiss Institute Director Simon Castets.

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With support from

Samdani Art Foundation*

Artist’s website



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