Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process. The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture its unique self. Some of my subjects are quite beautiful, some are less so. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places. My artwork takes a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues.  Often referencing Southeast Asia history, my work explores the varying relationships between popular culture and  consciousness in Ancient wisdom

Biography

b.1992, Moheshkhali, Chittagong Division, Bangladesh.

Currently lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Education

2019-2021

Master of Visual Arts, Department of Graphic Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, The M.S.University of Baroda, India

2016-2018

Master of Fine Arts, Graduated with Distinction, Department of Printmaking, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

2012-2016

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graduated with Distinction (1st Position), Department of Printmaking, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh

Work Exhibitions

Inter alia multidisciplinary group exhibition Curator: Sharmillie Rahman
 
at Kalakendra & Dwip Gallery, Lalmatia, Dhaka
 

”Empower Her: Invest in Women, Accelerate Progress”an exhibition organized by Platforms at Zainul Gallery,

2024

Dhaka Makers Edition 2  Jadughar a group exhibition at Aloki, Tejgao Dhaka 2024

The Dark Dream City‘ an online  exhibition at Pratidwani, 2023.

 “Roohani” The Spirit Show at Gellary Ekshoek- ১০১, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2023

ANONYMOUS-3 a visual art exhibition Kalakendra, Lalmatia, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh, 2023

Open studio event featuring four extraordinary Drawing workshops, Shunno Art Space, Dhaka, 2023

Ekushey Ekush a group exhibition , organized by office of Foreign Affairs, support by Faculty of Fine Arts MSU Baroda, India 2022

5th online International art exhibition, Dooars Annual, organised by Dag, Jalpaiguri, India

Kochi Students Biennale 4th Edition 2021 online exhibition & archive , Kochi Kerala INDIA

Words not spoken” Group exhibition in 2019 at Bister Art Complex Chittagong

20th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition in 2016 at Bangladesh Shilpokola Academy Dhaka

9th Kahal International Art Fair 2018, Shilpokola academy Dhaka

National art exhibition in 2018 at Bangladesh Shilpokola academy Dhaka

Water color Group exhibition in 2014 at zila shilpokola academy Chittagong

Exhibition of Bangladesh – India Printmaking Exchange Programme 2016 at University of Chittagong, Chittagong

“Social Toothbrush” Solo performance of Global Performance Day by Porapara space for artists , Chittagong ,Bangladesh

Chapai chobi wood cut Printmaking Exhibition 2016 Intitution oc Fine Art , University of Chittagong

The Bridge An Expoxition of print art Exhibition 2016 Nandan Art Gallery, Visva Bharati University, Shantinikeon India

Waterless lithography Print Exhibition 2015 Rashid chowdhuri art gallery, University of Chittagong

Remixing Illusion Group art exhibition 2015, Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka

Gruop exhibition organized by Urdhoyon  Group at Rashid chowdhuri art gallery in 2014

Gruop exhibition organized by Chitrochatok  Group in Institute of finearts , University of Chittagong 2014

Group exhibition organized  by Orchestra Group at shilpi Rashid chowdhuri art gellary 2012

Annual exhibition 2012-2016 of institute of fine art cu at shilpi Rashid chowdhuri art gellary

Joler dhara Watercolor group exhibition 2012 at zila shilpokola academy Chittagong

Gruop art exhibition organized by Songsoptok  Group at shilpi Rashid chowdhuri art gallery in 2013

Workshops & Residency

 

Drawing Workshop led by Artist , Art critic and Writer Mustafa Zaman at Shunno Art Space, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2023

Advanced Lithography & Intaglio Techniques 2019 workshop by DEVRAJ DAKOJI
, Dept. of Graphic Arts Faculty of Fine Arts The M.S.University of Baroda ‘ Vadodara -390002, Gujarat, INDIA

NATIONAL PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP 2019 organized by LALIT KALA AKADEMI, NEW DELHI in collaboration with Dept. of Graphic Arts Faculty of Fine Arts The M.S.University of Baroda ‘ Vadodara -390002, Gujarat, INDIA

Art camp on landscape painting 2020  organized by Lalit kala academy , Gujaraat, india

Water color workshop organized by jolrong 2012 Zila shilpakola Academy ,Chittagong 

Waterless lithography and lnteglio workshop by Alomgir Hoquek at institute of fine arts , 2018 University of Chittagong 

Waterless lithography workshop by Alomgir Hoquek at institute of fine arts , 2016 University of Chittagong

Bangladesh – India Printmaking Exchange Programme workshop organized by institute of fine arts ,  University of Chittagong 2016 , Chittagong

lnteglio (etching) workshop by kalidas kormokar 2016 at institute of fine arts, University of Chittagong

Award and Scholarship

ICCR Scholarship – Indian Council for Cultural Relations 2019-2020

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Mirrorless mirror      lithograph, 30X20 cm,  2020

A. Asan is a versatile Visual artist who works with different kinds of techniques, oils, print, acrylics, and watercolors.  Her contemporary work is both abstract and figurative and seems at first glimpse to be heavily influenced by neo-expressionism and abstract expressionism, especially American figurative expressionism work and drawings. But further acquaintance with Asan’s unique biography and the sources/inspirations behind her oeuvre reveal an artist who has deftly marshaled passion, intellectual rigor, and solid technique to create a genuinely original body of work.

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