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Omar Chowdhury

(b. 1981)
Omar Chowdhury is a Bangladeshi-Australian artist and filmmaker based in Dhaka and Sydney. His moving-image and photographic works explore the dissolution of spiritual life, the processes of daily existence, and the mechanical nature of the human being. His practice begins from the ambiguous distrust of dominant beliefs and explanations confronted by an assimilated outsider. In 2014 he had solo exhibitions 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, ALASKA Projects, Sydney, and MOMENTUM in Berlin. He was a finalist for both the 2014 John Fries Award and The 2015 Blake Art Prize. Omar was awarded a Bengal Foundation Practice Grant in July 2015. He has also received an Australia Council of the Arts ArtStart and Skills and Development grant, a Copyright Council Career Fund Grant, an Edward M. Kennedy Grant for the Arts and an Australian Cinematographer's Society Gold Award.