Performance Art in Bangladesh

Ashim Halder Sagor - artist holding fish tak in front of face, with body partially painted blue

Live and Action art in Bangladesh.

In the period of 1990’s performance art was introduced as a medium of art to the Bangladeshi art audience. This new form impacted the very relationship between artist and audience. In this decade it has become very popular as a dialogic medium in Bangladesh. Many events and workshops of performance art have been organized in recent years, which allowed artists to present themselves through a framework taking the idea of the body and its place in the world in myriad situations. Since each performer uses the body and its surroundings as living art materials, the communicative element is always reemphasized, making performance art one of the most popular form of practice.

Though performance art is not being taught in any of the art academy or institution, and also none of the practicing performance artists in Bangladesh has an academic background in performance art, so, Back ART Foundation wants to develop an academy for performance art in Bangladesh, and the Dhaka Live Art Biennale works as a springboard for this vision.

Artist and Performance Art Groups
  • Artists
  • Groups
  • Ronni Ahmed
  • Teresa Albor
  • Ali Asgar
  • Palash Bhattacharjee
  • Sanjoy Chakraborty
  • Syed Muhammad Zakir Emon
  • Neloy Hossain
  • Sujon Mahabub
  • Sanjid Mahmud
  • Saleh Mahmud
  • Yasmin Jahan Nupur
  • Nazia Andaleeb Preema
  • Mahbubur Rahman
  • Joydeb Roaja
  • Abu Naser Robil
  • Adbus Salam
  • Ashim Halder Sagor
  • Shubho O Saha
  • Reetu Sattar
  • Kamruzzaman Shadhin
  • Emran Sohel
  • Rokeya Sultana
  • Shaela Sharmin Swaty
  • Yuvraj (Zahed a. Chowdhury)
  • Maeda Yuzuru
  • Syed Muhammad Zakir
  • Mustafa Zaman

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