press release

Asian Art Biennale was conceived by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy with the assumption of continuity and change and the co-existence of modernity and tradition in the arts of Asian countries. In this era of globalization, many of the Asian artists are no more confined within the limits of their national boundaries. Rather a large number of them are now engaged in work in Europe and America. Despite this, the individual characteristics of these artists can be felt in their artworks. For the last two decades, by virtue of their creative genius, Asian artists have strengthened their footings more than ever before in the international art arena. It is understood, however, that in the societies in Asia the cultural landscape is unique and is in a state of flux. Technologically, Asian countries may be late-comers in the global scene (though a few have overtaken the west or are at par), but in cultural terms they have rich traditions based on a collective ethos and age-old aesthetic practices. The fact that everyday activities of these societies are embedded in culture and that there is, mostly, no separation between art and craft makes the cultural tradition of Asian countries vibrant and varied. Artists in Asia have been influenced by this symbolizes of art and craft, and use elements of traditional art and craft as motifs even as they expose themselves to the modern trends in art and culture of the west. It is, therefore, not in a geographical sense that Asian art becomes meaningful and significant as a category; rather the ferment and flux in which it exists and the mutual accommodation with the west in which it thrives, give to Asian art a special identity. Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, since its beginning in 1981, has attempted to display the kaleidoscope of various artistic endeavours of our time in which continuity and change come together. The geographical parameter is important only in a generic sense and also for identification of sponsorship in this pioneering venture. It was inevitable that with time other regions that share, more or less, the same artistic impulses and face the same challenge of forging an identity of their own, would be included in the exhibition as has happened in recent years. Asian Art Biennale is proud to showcase the artistic heritage and contemporary art in Asia. It is the firm belief of the organizers that with each Biennale, a new milestone will have been crossed showing progress achieved by established and young artists through their work that reflects continuity and change and embrace modernity along with a commitment to tradition.

List of Foreign Artists

Afghanistan Mohammed Yousof Asefi

Australia Todd Fuller Ida Lawrence

Bahrain Ali Al Mahmeed Adnan Al Ahmad

Bhutan Karma Wangdi Barun Gurung Maiyesh Kumar Tamang Pema Tshering Sukbir Bishwa

Brunei Zakaria Bin Omar Mohammad Rezuan bin Haji Jamaeh Siti Nurbazilah Zulkifili

China Xu Jiang Xu Bing Pei Yong Mei Liu Hong Wei

East Timur Tony Amaral

India Akash Choyal Dattatraya Apte Deepak Khatri Kavita Singh Kishor Shinde Latika Katt Manjunath Kamath Nidhi Agrawal Nupur Kundu Pooja Iranna Prasanta Kalita Rajesh Srivastava Sanjay Bhattacharyya Srikant Poddar Sumitabha Paul Sushanta Guha Tarun Maity Vinita Dasgupta Viraj Naik

Indonesia Sulistyo Budimulyo Adrew Delano Wibowo Guntur Wibowo Oky Arfie Hutabarat Rasuardie

Iran Kambiz Sabri Sadegh Tirafkan Morteza Assadi

Japan Meiro Koizumi Muneteru Ujino

Jordan Kamal Aldeen Abu Halaweh Khaled Alhamzah Basma Nimri

Kuwait Mahmud Ashkanani Shaima Ashkanani Abdul Rida Baqer Hameed Khazal Yaqub Aljeran PHILIPPINES

Kazakhstan Leyla Mahat

Lebanon Hind Al Soufi

Maldives Hussain Afeef Hussain Ali Manik Maimoona

Mongolia Chadraabal. A Enkhtaivan. O Batmunkh. D

Myanmar Min Han Pyone

Nepal Bhuwan Thapa Rajan kafle Raju Pithakote Sagar Manandhar Sauraganga Darshandhari Shanta Rahadi Thapa Sundar Lama Taraprasad Ojha Uday Karmacharya Rabin Kumar Koirala Sudan Kumar Singh Shyam Kumar Shrestha Prithvi Shrestha Ganesh Kumar G.C

Oman Idris Alhooti Ali Bin Nasser Al Hinai Essa Ahmed al Mafarji Mohamed Abdul Karim Anwar Sonia Budoor Abdullah

Palestine Bashar Alhroub

Philippines Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia

Qatar Badria K. Alkubaisi

Republic of Korea Hoyang, CHUNG Hyunmi, YOO Jeasung, HWANG Jihyun, JUNG Kwanwoo, LEE Kyoungyeon, CHUNG Kyungmin, NAM Sungmin, PARK Taeim, HA Ung-Pil Byen Yougil, KO Yunsik, KIM

Russian Federation Sytov Alexander Korneev Evgeniy Ezdakov Oleg Mokrushin Valeriy

Saudi Arabia Seema AbdulRazzaq AlAbdulHai Meshail Abdelaziz AlKulib Waheeb Zagzoog BAHRAIN

Singapore Lim Bee Ling Massot gilles Mo Mee Al

Sri Lanka Manoranjana Herath Chathurika Jayani Gayan Prageeth Karannagodage Duminda Niroshan Prasad Weerrasinghe

Syria Nisrine Boukhari

Thailand Kriengkrai Kulphun Krisadank Inthasorn Sittipong Pansomsong Suporn Kaewda Witthaya Hosap Wiwat Jindawong Anchalee Arayapongpanit

Turkey Ugurcan Akyuz Goren Bulut Yildiz Doyran Mustafa Salim Aktug Canan Atalay Aktug

United Arab Emirates Fatimah Al Dhmsh

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15. Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2012

artists:
Mohammed Yousof Asefi, Todd Fuller, Ida Lawrence, Ali Al Mahmeed, Adnan Al Ahmad, Karma Wangdi, Barun Gurung, Maiyesh Kumar Tamang, Pema Tshering, Sukbir Bishwa, Zakaria Bin Omar,, Siti Nurbazilah Zulkifili, Xu Jiang, Xu Bing, Pei Yong Mei, Liu Hong Wei, Tony Amaral, Akash Choyal, Dattatraya Apte, Deepak Khatri, Kavita Singh, Kishor Shinde, Latika Katt, Manjunath Kamath, Nidhi Agrawal, Nupur Kundu, Pooja Iranna, Prasanta Kalita, Rajesh Srivastava, Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Srikant Poddar, Sumitabha Paul, Sushanta Guha, Tarun Maity, Vinita Dasgupta, Viraj Naik, Sulistyo Budimulyo, Adrew Delano Wibowo, Guntur Wibowo, Kambiz Sabri, Sadegh Tirafkan, Morteza Assadi, Meiro Koizumi, Muneteru Ujino, Kamal Aldeen Abu Halaweh, Khaled Alhamzah, Basma Nimri, Mahmud Ashkanani, Shaima Ashkanani, Abdul Rida Baqer, Hameed Khazal, Yaqub Aljeran, Leyla Mahat, Hind Al Soufi, Hussain Afeef, Hussain Ali Manik, Maimoona,, Min Han Pyone, Bhuwan Thapa, Rajan Kafle, Raju Pithakote, Sagar Manandhar, Sauraganga Darshandhari, Shanta Rahadi Thapa, Sundar Lama, Taraprasad Ojha, Uday Karmacharya, Rabin Kumar Koirala, Sudan Kumar Singh, Shyam Kumar Shrestha, Prithvi Shrestha, Ganesh Kumar, Idris Alhooti, Ali Bin Nasser Al Hinai, Essa Ahmed al Mafarji, Mohamed Abdul Karim, Anwar Sonia, Budoor Abdullah, Bashar Alhroub, Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia, Badria K. Alkubaisi, Sytov Alexander, Korneev Evgeniy, Ezdakov Oleg, Mokrushin Valeriy, Waheeb Zagzoog, Lim Bee Ling, Massot gilles, Mo Mee Al, Manoranjana Herath, Chathurika Jayani, Gayan Prageeth, Karannagodage Duminda Niroshan, Prasad Weerrasinghe, Nisrine Boukhari, Kriengkrai Kulphun, Krisadank Inthasorn, Sittipong Pansomsong, Suporn Kaewda, Witthaya Hosap, Wiwat Jindawong, Anchalee Arayapongpanit, Ugurcan Akyuz, Goren Bulut, Yildiz Doyran, Mustafa Salim Aktug, Canan Atalay Aktug, Fatimah Al Dhmsh ...