SAYPA ‘19 to be conferred on January 1

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Oct 02,2019


Kibria Printmaking Studio, Dhaka is inviting artists to submit their works for South Asian Young Printmakers Award 2019.

Artists till the age of 35 from different South Asian countries can submit their works for the award, which will be conferred of January 1, 2020.

A jury board will shortlist artworks for the award. The selected works will be displayed at an exhibition scheduled to be held from January 1-15.

Artists from different local and foreign institutes and print studios can participate in the event. Necessary information regarding the award is available on the facebook page of Kibria Printmaking Studio.

The online submissions will open on November 1 and will end on November 10.The names of the selected participants will be announced on November 15.

After the primary selection ends, selected participants will have to submit artworks to the Kibria Printmaking Studio.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Kibria Printmaking Studio, Dhaka, has been conferring the award since 2012.

The award, named after Mohammad Kibria, recognises young South Asian artists working in the field of printmaking.

Artist Mohammad Kibria was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1983 and Independence Award in 1999.

He was born in January 1, 1929 in the then Bengal Presidency. After graduating from the Government School of Art at the University of Calcutta, Kibria came to Dhaka and started his career as an art teacher at the Nawabpur High School in 1951. Later he joined as a lecturer at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, now known as Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Dhaka. Mohammad Kibria died in June 7, 2011.

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