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Rokeya Sultana

Born in 1958 at Chittagong, Bangladesh

1980: BFA, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
1980: MFA, Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan, India


2002: National Award Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2000: Daily Janakantha Second Best Award, 1st Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangshad Biennial
1999: Honourable Mention Award in Painting, 9th Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh
1998: Shilpakala Academy National Award for Best work, Sponsored by Bengal Foundation
1995: Grand Prize, 3rd Bharat Bhaban International Print Biennial, India
1992: Purchase Award, Somerstown Gallery, 4th Biennial, NY U. S. A
1977-80: Best Award in Woodcut, Watercolour, Etching, Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka.
1985: Best Award in Print-making, National Young Artists Exhibition, Bangladesh.

Solo Exhibition

2001: Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
1996: Gallery Chitrakut, Calcutta
Chowkhandi Art Gallery, Karachi
1993, 1995: Divine Art Gallery, Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel, Dhaka
1990: Alliance Franciase de Dhaka
1989: Sheraton Art Gallery, Dhaka Sheraton Hotel

International Participations

2001: 1st International Painting Biennial of the Islamic World, Tehran
2000: Picturing Home, Print Studio Exhibition, London
2000: Miniature Print Exhibition, Nebraska University, U.S.A
1996-95: 3rd Egyptian International Print Triennial, '99, Cairo Art Biennial, Cairo
1999: 2nd International Ex-Libris Exhibition, 50th Anniversary of the Council of Europe, Rijeka
1995: Painting Exhibition of Bangladesh, Bonner Summer Festival' 99, Contemporary Art of
Bangladesh, Bonn/ Berlin.
1994: Contemporary Art Exhibition of 30 Bangladeshi Artists, Bonn/ Berlin..
1996-98: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Malaysian Annual Exhibition of International Contemporary Prints, Malaysia
1994: 9th International Triennial '97, Bangladesh Festival, New Delhi.
1996: Grand Group Show '97, Art Festival '96, Contemporary Artists of Bangladesh, Calcutta
1993: 8 Female Artists Exposition, Calcutta.
1997-95: 2nd, 3rd Sharjah International Arts Biennial, Sharjah
1997: Contemporary Bangladeshi Artists Art Exhibition, Oman
1997: International Print Triennial, Cracow '97, Intergrafic '97-World Award Winners Gallery, Katowice '97 Poland.
1996: Contemporary Art Exhibition of Bangladesh, Nepal
1980-81: Contemporary Art of Bangladesh 2000, Watercolour and Prints Exhibition, Beijing
1996: 4th Biennial of Graphic Art '96, Belgrade International Print Exhibition, Belgrade
1996: Asian art exhibition, Korea
1995: Exhibition of Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Moscow
1995: Group Exhibition, Centre Point Gallery, organized by Art Arena, Tokyo
1993: Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Gallery Nord Sud, Paris
1993 : Painters Du Bangladesh, Marine DU XVI EME arroundissement, ', Galerie an ToineLaurentin, Paris
1993 : International Print Biennial '93, The Netherlands
1993: Print Exhibition at Asian Festival, Hong Kong
1989-99: Asian Art Biennia, Bangladesh
2000-99: Contemporary Art Exhibition of Bangladesh, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Works Reproduced In

"Contemporary Art of Bangladesh" published by Islamic Art world, London / "Indian Art- World Art History Series" published by Oxford, London "Food Aid reduces Poverty" published by World Food Program Bangladesh / "Portland Art Museum Journal", Portland, USA
"Poetry and Art mirrors the creative you"- Art Journal published tram Calcutta /6 Solo Show Catalogues, 1975-2001

Training, Art Camps and Workshops

2000: Worked as Visiting teacher/ Artist in Residency, University of Nebraska, USA
1999: Participated in Contemporary Works of Bengali Artists organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
1998: Participated in Metropolitan Art Festival /Bengal Art movement, Calcutta
1997: Participated in Regional Workshop on Plastic Art for Women in Asia, Teheran
1995: Participated in Art-camp, Orissa, India, with artists from India, England and Bangladesh
1995: Worked as Assistant to American Print Maker Karen Kunc in Print Workshop


Essay in "Narir Kotha" -edited by Abul Hasnat


"Muktijuddher Golpo"- edited by Abul Hasnat
"Jobonanondo Das: Smarak Grontho" - edited by Abul Hasnat
Book covers of authors such as Dr. Syeda Anowara Hoq, Hassan Azizul Hoq, Selina Hossain.


Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Gonobhaban (President's House), Bangladesh Bank, The Museum of International Graphics, Fredrikstad, Norway, Universal Graphic Museum, Cairo, Egypt and
many institutional and private collections at horne and abroad

Major Group Shows in Bangladesh

2001: Group Exhibition, Residence of the Ambassador, European Union, Dhaka
Shwarareetu, Gallery Shilparag, Dhaka
2000: Tribute to Begum Rokeya, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka.
2000: Artists of The New Millenium, 3rd Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery 21, Dhaka.
2000: 1st Bangladesh Charushilpi Sangsad Biennial
2000: Through Different Eyes: Bangladesh/ 3 Women Artists, Divine Art Gallery, Dhaka
2000: UNESCO International Women's Day: Female Artists Exhibition, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka
2000: Perception, The Other Canvas organized by Steps Towards Development, Dhaka
2000 – 1981: Mobile Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1999: 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka
1999: Tribute To Rabindranath Tagore, Gallery 21, Dhaka
1998: Kalbaishakhi Exhibition of 12 Contemporary Painters, Monju Art Gallery, Dhaka
1997: 9 Modern Artists Show, Inaugural Exposition of Dhaka Art Centre
1996 : Contemporary Art Exhibition, Indian High Commission, Dhaka
1995: 1st Anniversary Exhibition of 5 Artists, Jojon Art Gallery, Dhaka
1995: Arpan, Indian High Commission, Dhaka
1994: 50th Contemporary Art Exhibition, Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka
1994: Pahela Baishakh Exhibition, Jojon Art Gallery, Dhaka
1993: Dhaka Printmaker's Exhibition, Indian Cultural Centre, Alliance Francaise de
1993: Women In Bangladesh, Goethe Institute, Dhaka
1993: University Day Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka
1992: International Women's Day Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka
1991-91: Graphic Ateller - 71, 13 Artists Print Exhibition, Goethe Institute, Dhaka
1983: Landscape Of Bangladesh, National Museum, Dhaka
1977 – 2001: Annual Grand Group Exhibition, Saju Art Gallery, Dhaka.
1980-99: National Art Exhibition & Young Artists Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1975-80: Annual Art Exhibition, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Inaugural Exhibitions of Gallery Chitrak (2000), Designer's Den (1999), Gallery 21,
Arial Gallery (1994).


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