Alliance Française de Dhaka

Group International Art Exhibition

On Going


Jul 19, 2024 – Jul 27, 2024

Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi – La Galerie


BEYOND THE GAZE is an exhibition followed by a six-month workshop that welcomes young photographers and lens-based artists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.


The workshop was led by: 

  • Soumya Sankar Bose (India)
  • Ashfika Rahman (Bangladesh) AND
  • Editing review by Tanvi Mishra

Workshop partners are: 

1️⃣ Alliance Française de Dhaka (Bangladesh)

2️⃣ The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (India)

3️⃣ Photo South Asia, an initiative of the Murthy NAYAK Foundation (India)



This workshop engages participants in discussion that explores photography as a social tool.  This workshop is dedicated to exploring different narratives from individual and collaborative vantage points. Participants are challenged to create a different narrative – one that not only records but also addresses a deep understanding of possibilities, where the entire community is included as collaborators.


Exhibition Note ‘BEYOND THE GAZE’ 

What makes our lives intimate? What forms do our bonds take within the structures of this world? What interlinks us with one another? Within familiar spaces, what isolates us? What keeps us together, and how do we part ways? Artists in this exhibition ruminate over these provocations sieving through lived experiences, family histories, state narratives, tell-tales, myths and collective memories. The group show is a testament to our times in which legacies, identities, gazes, norms, systems and selves are conceived beyond set notions. Practitioners from parts of Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka present stories of their dispositions through works that share common ground of the present.


Participating artist:

  1. Ashima Raizada
  2. Jatin Gulati
  3. Ritika Sharma
  4. Kunga Tashi Lepcha
  5. RinoshanSusiman
  6. Aniruddha Sarkar
  7. Arshadul Hoque Rocky

The exhibition will be open to all at La Galerie till Friday, 19 July 2024.

Visiting Hours: Monday to Saturday from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Opening ceremony on July 19 PAS: BEYOND THE GAZE

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