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Dilara Begum Jolly

Present Position
Freelance artist

Born in 1960, Bangladesh


1981 : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting; Govt. Arts College Chittagong, Bangladesh
1984 : Master of Fine Arts, Painting; Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1991 : Post Diploma (Print Making), Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal. India (Under scholarship of Govt. of India)


1980 : All Media Best Award, Govt. Art College, Chittagong
1980 : Best Award Expo; organized by L' Alliance Francaise de Chittagong, Chittagong
1981 : Zainul Abedeen Award, Govt. Art College, Chittagong
1996 : Honorable Mention 12th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2002 : Bengal Foundation Award, 15th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Solo Exhibitions

1984 : German Cultural Centre, Goethe-Institut, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1992 : L' Alliance Francaise de Chittagong, Bangladesh
1994 : Jojon Art Gallery, Dhaka
1996 : Fulki, Chittagong
2001 : Gallery 21, Dhaka
2006 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Group Exhibitions

1981-94 : All Group Exhibitions by Shomoy; Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna, Bangladesh
1984-04 : All National Art Exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1987-03 : All Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1988 : Group of Women Artists Exhibition, Dhaka
1990 : Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy, Kolkata, India
1990 : Bhopal International Print Biennial, Bhopal, India
1990 : Print and Sculpture Exhibition, American Centre, Kolkata, India
1993 : Contemporary Graphic Art of Bangladesh, India
1993 : 12+1 Female Artists German Cultural Centre, Goethe-Institute, Dhaka
1994 : Bangladesh Festival of Art, India
1994 : “She” A Group Art Exhibition, Arial Gallery, Dhaka
1994 : Triennal Mandible d' Estampes Format, France
2000 : Contemporary Ant Exhibition of Bangladesh, Beijing, China
2001 : Triennial International Art Exhibition, Delhi, India
2002 : Exhibition of Selected Artists from Bangladesh, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 : 4th Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
2005 : Seven Contemporary Artist of Bangladesh, Art junction, New Delhi, India
2006 : 'Focus South East Asia', Exhibition of Selected Artists from Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Copenhagen, Denmark

Workshops/Art Camps/Residency Program

1999 : 'Art Camp of Contemporary Bengali Artists' form West Bengal and Bangladesh, organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2001 : International Artists in Residency “Bond beyond borders” at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi, India
2002 : 'Asian Art Workshop' at Rajendrapur, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bengal Foundation
2004 : Workshop titled 'Collage Kalpa' conducted by artist Monirul Islam organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2004-5 : Sacatar Foundation, Brazil from Nov. Jan. 2005
2006 : Art Camp on the occasion of 'Baishakh Festival 1413' (Bengali New Year) organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka


Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh and many other private collections in home and abroad.

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