Soma Surovi Jannat, Overarching Chain of Connections, 2019
Soma Surovi Jannat, Overarching Chain of Connections, 2019. Detail of a drawing Installation. Pen on canvas, wood and wall.
Soma Surovi Jannat, Cultivation of Senses, 2018
Soma Surovi Jannat, Cultivation of Senses, 2018. Drawing Installation. Pen on board and wall, cloth, rice seedling. 295 x 640 x 190 cm.
Soma Surovi Jannat, Merging the hidden boundary, 2017
Soma Surovi Jannat, Merging the hidden boundary, 2017. Installation view, Letters from HUMAN to HUMAN.
Soma Surovi Jannat, Into the Yarn, Out in the One. Pen on plywood, wood and wall. 670 x 670 x 304 cm. 2020. Dhaka Art Summit. Photo courtesy noorphotoface
Soma Surovi Jannat, Into the Yarn, Out in the One. Pen on plywood, wood and wall. 670 x 670 x 304 cm. 2020. Dhaka Art Summit. Photo courtesy noorphotoface.
Soma Surovi Jannat, Grey Contours, 2018
Soma Surovi Jannat, Grey Contours, 2018. Drawing and sound installation. Pen on handmade paper.
Soma Surovi Jannat (Bangladesh) makes work about how human beings can cultivate their senses through their relationship with nature. In her work, she tries to create a multi-dimensional space with drawings/herbs/organic materials, where viewers have the opportunity to enhance their visual perception and senses through interaction with the artwork. Her body of works includes drawing-installation and site-specific artworks.
During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Soma will explore new approaches to drawing, space and materials in relation to nature in contemporary art.
Soma earned her MFA in 2016 from Department of Painting, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, India and BFA in 2013 from Department of Drawing & Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. Her first solo exhibition, Grey Contour, was held in 2018 at La galerie, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Bangladesh. She has also exhibited at: Dhaka Art Summit 2020; ‘Young Subcontinent project’ of the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, India 2018; 17th & 18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2016, 2018; 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2017. In 2020 Soma won the Samdani Art Award at Dhaka Art Summit 2020 and Young Artist Award Bangladesh 2020 from Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Soma lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh.