Shubho O Saha

Shubho O Saha is a Dhaka-based Visual artist and independent researcher, President of the artist collective Back ART Foundation, and the Artistic Director of the ‘Dhaka Live Art Biennale | D’LAB’. As a leading advocate for the contemporary art field in Bangladesh, his recent achievement included Award on photographic project from Japan-Bangladesh Cultural Society in Tokyo (2018), and Asian Cultural Council (ACC) fellowship award to research contemporary art practice in the USA (2017). The aim of his work is to discover the secret relationship of nature with its inner self. The abstraction of this relation goes beyond the collaboration of energy sources. His artistic practice is engages with architectural and mythological histories and the effect of emergent consumerism upon urban landscapes. Community engagement and cultural awareness remain integral aspects strategies for new artistic creations. He believes in combining sustainable art practices with a deep commitment to long-term involvement and interaction within the community where he is working generates a greater impact for the artistic project.

Shubho’s other major achievements also included: ‘Young Printmaker Award’, Bangladesh Cultural Ministry & Kalakendra in 2015, Fellowship at Salina Art Center, KS, USA in 2015, Residency Grant in Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China in 2014, Sand Sculpture Grand prize from Bangladesh Kite Federation in 2009, Dean’s Award from University of Dhaka in 2007, etc. and receiving recognition for his innovative ideas and art projects. He participated in major group exhibitions at Sharjah Art Foundation – Dubai, Taiwan Annual, IMPACT 10 Spain, Jaipur Art Summit-India, Itinerant & Grace Exhibition Space – NewYork, Enter to Art – Germany, Orange gallery – Tokyo, Junming Museum – Taipei, KIPAF & Shantiniketon – India, EL MINAMI UNIVERSITY – Egypt Shanxi Province Art Museum – China, Bodio Lomnago – Italy, Alwan Foundation – USA, Salina Art Center – USA, Defibrillator Gallery – Chicago, Bengal Art Gallery & Lounge –BD, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy – BD, Bangladesh Museum – BD, Dhaka University – BD, Shangyuan Art Museum – China, etc. He works in varied mediums, such as, Printmaking, performance, sculpture, installation, video etc. as a way to express his endless thinking. He has produced many site-specific artworks that examine and deconstruct the relationship between spaces. His works were featured in solo in Bangladesh, China and USA and he has participated in many group exhibitions around the world. His works are usually held in private and corporate collections. He earned his BFA and MFA from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and born in 26th May, 1982 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.