We are happy to announce Rasel Chowdhury as the winner of Samdani Art Award 2016


"All of the 300 applicants for the Samdani Art Award reflect the development of Bangladeshi contemporary art as it absorbs new ideas and practices into its rich historic contours. The 20 artists that I selected for the long-list represent a snapshot of the present, a new generation of artists using performance, new media, as well as traditional craft and fine art, as their palette to address both local and global concerns. These artists are poised for international exposure through the opportunities provided by the Samdani Art Award, from the group exhibition at Dhaka Art Summit to the residency at Delfina Foundation for the individual recipient. We greatly value our partnership with Samdani Art Foundation in supporting the international careers of Bangladeshi artists, such as Ayesha Sultana who received the award in 2014."
Aaron Cezar, Director of Delfina Foundation 

the 13 artists who were nominated for the 2016 Samdani Art Award were:

01. Shumon Ahmed
02. Gazi Nafis Ahmed
03. Palash Bhattacharjee
04. Rasel Chowdhury
05. Samsul Alam Helal
06. Zihan Karim
07. Ashit Mitra
08. Salma Abedin Prithi
09. Rupam Roy
10. Atish Saha
11. Shimul Saha
12. Rafiqul Shuvo
13. Farzana Ahmed Urmi


In partnership with
Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council
Delfina Foundation
Samdani Art Foundation