Dec 17, 2021 – Dec 31, 2021
Alliance Française de Dhaka
“Ka-Shommondhiyo” first solo of artist Azizee Fawmi Khan at Alliance Française de Dhaka’s La Galerie is a captivating showcase of the artist’s creative journey over the past five years. Jeremy Opritesco, Chargé d’Affaires of the European Union Bangladesh attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Inspired by her childhood memories and the rich history of her ancestors, Azizee’s paintings seamlessly blend folk motifs and local context with her personal perspective. What makes her work even more intriguing is her incorporation of old photographs and historical elements, adding depth and dimension to her art beyond traditional practices. Azizee Fawmi Khan, a talented Dhaka-based visual artist, has garnered recognition both nationally and internationally, including participation in prestigious events like the Asian Art Biennale and the National Art Exhibition, making “Ka-Shommondhiyo” an exhibition worth experiencing for art enthusiasts and the public alike.
Azizee Fawmi Khan
Azizee Fawmi Khan is a Dhaka-based visual artist and independent curator. She is curious about this land’s vast range of narrative, folklore, and cultural complexities, and how they shape future generations. With frequent collaboration with local artists and her ancestors, Khan’s practice focuses on natural & archeological heritage and the concept of personal heritage and legacy. She completed her MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. Her first solo exhibition titled KA’ -SHOMMONDHIYO was held at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka in 2022. She was a participating artist in the “Documenta Fifteen 2022′ in Kassel, Germany, as part of the Britto Art Trust. Her major exhibition history includes ‘Artists Make Space 2022’, by Tara Theater and Britto Arts Trust, in the UK and Bangladesh; 18th Asian Art Biennale 2018, Bangladesh et cetera. Conducted at organizations such as Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Brihatta Art Foundation, Kala Kendra, Edge Gallery in Dhaka, and Rebel Creatives, Birmingham. She received two grants from the “Transforming Narrative” project, British Council, UK in 2020 & 2022. She initiated an art project titled “Doob” in collaboration with emerging artists, co-hosted by EMK Center throughout 2020-22. She curated the narrative exhibition titled “Song of Whales” at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka in 2023.