Bipasha Hayat

Bipasha Hayat (b. 1971, Dhaka) studied painting and drawing at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka (MFA, 1998). A polymorphous artist, she has since pursued a thriving career as an actress and playwright, winning numerous notable accolades, such as the National Award and the UNESCO Award for Best Actress. Her contribution to acting in Bangladesh has also been noted globally in interviews by NHK TV, NHK Radio Japan, and BBC London, amongst others.

Alongside her successful acting career, Hayat has always kept practicing as a visual artist, and in ‘Realms of Memory’, she endeavours to translate the emotions contained in forgotten memories onto the canvas. Her use of a wide-ranging palette of colours aims to recreate past impressions; while her distinctive painting technique, which combines the application of colour with the scratching of selected parts of the painted surface, constitutes a symbolic attempt to penetrate to the essence of memory and to awaken the feelings it contains.

1998 : MFA (Painting), Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Solo exhibition
2015 : Realms of Memory, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
2014 : Faces of Agony – 30 signature paintings, Curated by ARCHT. Mustapha Khalid Polash, Hotbread Gallery, Dhaka
2013 : Journey to the Unseen, Nordic Club, Dhaka
2011 : The Journey Within, Bengal Galley of Fine Arts, Dhaka

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 : Confluence of Mind and Interplay with Colours, Yangon Gallery, Myanmar
: 3rd Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists of Bangladesh, Bishwa Shahitya Kendra, Dhaka
: National Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
: Celebrating WATER COLOUR, Gallery Sunflower, Nokkhottrobari Resort, Dhaka
: JAATRA International Women’s Day Celebration – Gallery 21, Dhaka
: LIFE 2 – International Women’s Day Celebration – Cosmos Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
: Connecting with Nile – Ahmed Shawky Museum, Cairo, Egypt
2014 : Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh
: Be Smart About ART, Athena Gallery, Dhaka
: Glimpses of ANNAPURNA, Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka
: A Group Exhibition of Eminent Artists of Bangladesh, Athena Gallery, Dhaka
: KALASANGAM, Bangladesh-Nepal Joint Exhibition, Sirjana Academy of Arts, Kathmandu ,Nepal
: THE NEW YORK ART CONCLAVE, exhibition by female artists of Bangladesh and America, New York Art Connection, USA
: BANGLADESH-KOREA Group Exhibition, Mokkumto Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
: Contemporary Art, Art & Soul Gallery, Dhaka
: LIFE- International Women’s Day Exhibition, Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka
: NOW & THEN, 2nd Dhaka Art Summit, Athena Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2013 : An open air exhibition on the occasion of Victory Day, Institute of Fine Arts, Rayer Bazar, Dhaka
: Colours Across the Bengal Delta, Hanoi, Vietnam
: Exhibition on Peace, Cosmos Gallery, Dhaka
: Contemporary Painters of Bangladesh, Gallery 21, Dhaka
: National Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
: Exhibition organised by the women artists group – SHAKO, Radius Center, Gulshan, Dhaka
: Katechu Makes Brown, Group Exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge, Gulshan, Dhaka
2012 : A Group Exhibition on Traffic of Dhaka City, IAC, Dhaka
: Exhibition by 18 Renowned Artists of Bangladesh, Gallery Sunflower, Nokkhottrobari Resort, Dhaka
: Joyeeta, A Women’s Group Exhibition, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka
2011 : Exhibition by Renowned Artists of Bangladesh, Gallery Sunflower, Nokkhottrobari Resort, Dhaka
: Exhibition on the occasion of the Victory Day of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
: Exhibition Commemorating Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
: Paintings on Rabindranath Tagore by 150 Artists of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
: RABINDRANAMA ,Printmaking Exhibition on Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka
: Exhibition at the Italian ambassador’s residence, organised by Bengal Foundation and Italian Embassy, Dhaka
2009 : Exhibition for acid surviving women, organised by Purple Magazine, Standard Chartered Bank, Dhaka
2008 : Exhibition for the Street Children of Bangladesh, Radisson Hotel, Dhaka
2002 : ‘Spontaneity’, duo exhibition by Bipasha Hayat and Biplob Saha, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

Art Camps
2015 : ART CAMP between artists of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
: Celebrating WATER COLOUR – 3 day Art Camp, Gallery SUNFLOWER, Nokkhottrobari Resort, Dhaka
: Day-long Art Camp, organised by the Buddhist community, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2014 : Day-long Art Camp, Sirjana Academy of Fine Arts, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 : 2nd Nokkhottrobari Resort Art Camp , Gazipur, Dhaka
: International Women’s Day Art Camp, organised by Creators Museum, Lalbagkella, Dhaka
2011 : Bengal-Nokkhottrobari Resort Art Camp, Nokkhottrobari Resort, Gazipur, Dhaka
: Art Camp with Natural Dyes, organised by Aranya and Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2010 : Art Camp on the occasion of Bangladesh Victory Day, Bengal Foundation, Dhaka

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh Bank, Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh Embassy Vietnam, Danish Embassy Bangladesh, Canadian Embassy Bangladesh, Govt. of India, Bangladesh Embassy Myanmar. Several private and office collections at home and abroad.

Books Published : Hridoy Rajje, Shomoy Prokashoni; Ghum Bhanga Manusher Golpo Shobdoshilpo .

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