May 23, 2013 | 01:30 PM (BD Time)
23 May, 2013 Thursday
Iqbal’s solo exhibition continues
Art & Culture Report:
A two-week long solo exhibition of artist Mohammad Iqbal titled “Peace in the Times of Disquiet” is being held at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in the city’s Dhanmondi area.
The exhibition was inaugurated by eminent educationist and art critic Dr Borhanuddin Khan Jahangir as the chief guest, while Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Shiro Sadoshima and renowned artist Rafiqun Nabi were also present as special guests on the occasion.
A total of 28 artworks by Iqbal are on display in the exhibition.
Artist Iqbal, born in 1967 in Chadanga, completed MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 1989. He left for Japan in 1999 with the Japanese government scholarship. In 2003, he completed MEd in Fine Arts (Painting) from Aichi University of Education in Japan. Iqbal got PhD in Fine Arts from Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan in 2010.
He has 33 solos and many group exhibitions at home and abroad. He has received sever number of national international awards including Young Artist Award in 1998 at the 12th Young Artists Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Nomura Award (grand prize) and more.
Now Mohammad Iqbal is working as Assistant Professor at the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University.
The exhibition will end on April 17. n
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