Dilara Begum Jolly

Education
1981 : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting; Govt. Arts College Chittagong, Bangladesh
1984 : Master of Fine Arts, Painting; Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1991 : Post Diploma (Printmaking), Kala Bhavana, Visva Bharati, Santiniketan,

Solo Exhibitions
1984 : German Cultural Centre, Goethe-Institut, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1992 : L’ Alliance Francaise de Chittagong, Bangladesh
1994 : Jojon Art Gallery, Dhaka
1996 : Fulki, Chittagong
2001 : Gallery 21, Dhaka
2006 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2008 : L’ Alliance Fransaise de Chittagong
2012 : Shilpakala Academy, Chittagong
2013 : Tazreen Nama (Drawing, Installation, Video), Hatkhola, Chittagong
2014 : Threads of Testimony, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka

Major Group Exhibitions
1981-94 : All Group Exhibitions by Shomoy; Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna
1984-04 : All National Art Exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1987-03 : All Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala

1988 : Group of Women Artists Exhibition, Dhaka
1990 : Annual Exhibition of Birla Academy, Kolkata
: Bhopal International Print Biennial, Bhopal, India
: Print and Sculpture Exhibition, American Centre, Kolkata
1993 : Contemporary Graphic Art of Bangladesh, India
1993 : 12+1 Female Artists German Cultural Centre, Goethe-Institute, Dhaka
1994 : Bangladesh Festival of Art, India
: “She” A Group Art Exhibition, Arial Gallery, Dhaka
: Triennal Mandible d’ Estampes Format, France
2000 : Contemporary Ant Exhibition of Bangladesh, Beijing
2001 : Triennial International Art Exhibition, Delhi
2002 : Exhibition of Selected Artists from Bangladesh, Copenhagen, Denmark
2003 : 4th Egyptian International Print Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
2005 : Seven Contemporary Artist of Bangladesh, Art junction, New Delhi
2006 : ‘Focus South East Asia’, Exhibition of Selected Artists from Bangladesh, India and
Nepal, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 – 10 : Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2011 : Korean Art gallery, Korea.
: International Performance Art Festival, Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong

Awards
1980 : All Media Best Award, Govt. Art College, Chittagong
: Best Award Expo; organized by L’ Alliance Francaise de Chittagong, Chittagong
1981 : Zainul Abedeen Award, Govt. Art College, Chittagong
1996 : Honorable Mention 12th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2002 : Bengal Foundation Award, 15th National Art Exhibition,
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Workshops/Art Camps/Residency Programmes
1999 : ‘Art Camp of Contemporary Bengali Artists’ form West Bengal and Bangladesh,
organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2001 : International Artists in Residency “Bond beyond borders” at Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi
2002 : ‘Asian Art Workshop’ at Rajendrapur, organized by Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy and Bengal Foundation
2004 : ‘Collage Kalpa’ workshop conducted by artist Monirul Islam, organized by
Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2004-5 : Sacatar Foundation, Brazil from November 2004 to January 2005
2006 : Art Camp on the occasion of ‘Baishakh Festival 1413’ (Bengali New Year)
organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka

Collections
Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (National Art Gallery), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh; and many other private collections at home and abroad.

Present Position
Freelance artist

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