The Dhaka Art Summit will return for its 2nd edition from February 7-9 2014. After the success of its 1st edition, the 2nd edition of the Summit will focus on the South Asian region and will highlight its vibrant contemporary art scene. The DAS will feature five exhibitions curated by local and international curators, 14 solo art projects, a city-wide public art project by internationally acclaimed Raqs Media Collective, screenings of experimental films, performances, and presentations by 33 local and international galleries including over 250 artists from across the South Asian Region. Several collateral exhibitions will take place around the city during the Dhaka Art Summit.
The Samdani Art Award is Bangladesh's premier art award, and it aims to support, promote and highlight Bangladeshi contemporary art. This Bi-annual award will be given to a talented emerging artist from Bangladesh who is between the ages of 20 and 40. In 2012, there were two winners, Khaled Hasan and Murat Reazi.
The Samdani Art Award is honored to be partnering with Delfina Foundation from 2013 onwards by offering the winner a three-month residency with the Delfina Foundation in London. The 2013 Jury for the Samdani Art Award is comprised of Adriano Pedrosa, Aaron Cezar, Jessica Morgan, Pooja Sood and Sandhini Poddar.
The 1st edition of Dhaka Art Summit was held from 12- 15 April 2012 with the sponsorship of American Express and featured 249 artists from Bangladesh along with 19 Bangladeshi galleries and art institutions.