The Dhaka-based foundation was co-founded by art collector couple Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani with the objective to increase artistic engagement between Bangladesh and the rest of the world. The foundation also produces the bi-annual Dhaka Art Summit, which is is the world’s largest non-commercial platform for South Asian Art. Becoming the most influential young couple in the South Asian art scene, they have hosted various non-commercial art events locally and internationally, and funded multiple public art projects.
This year, the couple sponsored the Bangladeshi visual artist Naeem Mohaiemen, who uses photography, film and essays to explore histories of the international left and failed utopias, as well as the Raqs Media Collective in the main biennale exhibition.
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