Brihatta Home Art Project 2020

Duration: June 2020-June 2021
Exhibition: March 13- June 20, 2021

Brihatta Home Art project was a response to the COVID-19 pandemic on how the artists can work from their home and create something meaningful. The pandemic brought a halt to the lives of people when it first occurred, and there was uncertainty related to where the future would take. The impact of lockdowns and unsure futures affected people both mentally and physically, and in response to that, the initiative was taken to support some artists through different activities.

Brihatta Art Foundation provided a grant along with virtual mentorship to inspire the young generation artists in Bangladesh. The idea was to encourage artists to produce art from their respected residences, doing works with the things they have. Considering the limitations and restrictions due to the pandemic, there were challenges procuring the materials, thus the target was to reflect the situation, the struggles, and the challenges through the works, but at the same time illuminating the ray of hope through the works. The selected artists from all around Bangladesh worked with the things they had, sometimes creating different elements through different materials, experimenting on different forms, and creating new narratives through their exploration on multidimensional mediums. The project worked to collaborate and interact with professionals and sector experts which enabled the selected participants to continue their learnings and practices despite all odds, and do something meaningful while they were staying locked at their homes.

In Association with Bengal Foundation
Strategic partner: EMK Center
Media Partner: Showcase Magazine
Sponsorship: Crystal Insurance

Project Director: Bishwajit Goswami

Alak Roy
Nisar Hossain
Tayeba Begum Lipi,

Dhali Al Mamoon
Mahbubur Rahman
Bishwajit Goswami

Exhibition Curator: Tanzim Wahab

Participants: Abdullah Al Bashir, Aminul Islam Ashik, Ashim Halder Sagor, Dinar Sultana Putul, Jayatu Chakma, Md. Anisul Haque, Md. Imtiaj Islam Rasel, Mohammad Mojahidur Rahman Sarker, Niaz Uddin Ahmmed, Rakib Anwar, Sagar Sarkar, Shimul Datta, Shimul Saha, Soma Surovi Jannat, Sumon Wahed

Art I Practice I Research (in collaboration with EMK Center, virtual art talk)

Duration: August 2020- February 2021

The virtual interactive session ART | PRACTICE | RESEARCH is focused on the art and artist’s journey around the world. This virtual session will be arranged once a month during the duration of ‘Brihatta Home Art Project 2020’


Part 1: Tayeba Begum Lipi
Salauddin Ahmed
Moderated by Bipul Mallick

Part 2: Sanchayan Ghosh
Shoumik Nandy Majumdar
Moderated by Sumon Wahed

Part 3: Naieem Mohaiemen
Sarker Prothik

Part 4: Alak Roy
Moderated by Zannatun Nahar

Part 5: Nadia Samdani
Rajeeb Samdani
Diana Campbell Betancourt
Ruxmini Reckvana Q Choudhury
Moderated by Muhammad Nafisur Rahman

Part 6: Mithu Sen
Moderated by Tayeba Begum Lipi

Part 7: Najlee Laila Monsur
Abul Monsur
Moderated by Zannatun Nahar

imPart: The Story Continues from Us to You 

All Participants

Phase 1: 7-11 September 2020, Moderated by Zannatun Nahar

‘Brihatta Home Art Project 2020’ grantees joined for a 15 min individual presentation session (3 artists in 1 session) to present their artistic journey in a virtual art talk session for a public audience.

Phase 2: 29 May- 6 June 2021, Moderated by Humaira Hossain 

‘Brihatta Home Art Project 2020’ grantees joined to describe their artistic journey during pandemic, discuss their artwork produced under the virtual residency and mentorship for public audiences.