Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Being a Prima Donna

Being a Prima Donna

One of Bangladesh’s most provocative and talented artists, Nazia Andaleeb Preema will be holding her latest solo exhibition titled “PRIMA DONNA” at Bengal Art Lounge in Gulshan, Dhaka. The exhibition will open on May 4 and will continue till May 13.
Gawher Rizvi, Advisor to the Prime Minister, is set to be the chief guest at the opening. Eminent artist Murtaja Baseer and Enayetullah Khan, chairman, Cosmos Group will be special guests.
About the show, Preema says, “I want to forget what I have learnt. In principle, I just follow my instinct. In the process, I try and experience each and everything that connect to my visual interactions. Art to me is a tool, which encourages me to celebrate life. I am not concerned about any particular style; because I believe artworks have a timeless dimension. When a work of art becomes fetishised, it dies. I create art to feel alive, to explore possibilities.”
Along with 14 solo expositions at home and abroad, Preema has enriched her career by participating in Asian Art Biennale, Tashkent Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, Venice International Art Expo (2011-2012), Sharjah Biennale (2009) and prestigious art fairs all over the world. Her curatorial projects include several large-scale international expositions (USA, UK, France, Morocco) featuring Bangladeshi art on global platforms.