Iffat Ara Dewan

Education

1975 : BA Honours in Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1963-68 : Completed 5 year course in music from Chayanaut Music School, Dhaka
Specialized in Songs of Tagore and Old Bengali Songs
1992 : Attended Foundation Course in Byam Shaw School of Painting,
London, UK

ART

Solo Exhibitions

2014 : Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
2011 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2010 : Gallery Musee-atelier ADZAK, Paris
2008 : Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka
2005 : Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka
2004 : Automne du Bengale, Gallery Musee-atelier ADZAK, Paris
2004 : Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka
2003 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2000 : Gallery Belvedere, Singapore
1997 : Divine Art Gallery, Dhaka
1992 : Goethe Institute (German Cultural Center), Dhaka

Group Exhibitions

2011 : Rabindranather Shardhoshototomo Jonmotshob, Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2011 : Le Bangladesh a Paris, La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
2011 : Rooted Creativity 8, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2009 : Kolkata–Dhaka, Birla Academy, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine
Arts and Arts Trust, Kolkata
2008 : Bangladesh Contemporary Art Week, UN Plaza, New York, organized
by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
2008 : Contemporary Bangladesh: Art from a Vibrant Culture, Berlaymont
Building, Brussels, organized by the European Commission and
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
2004 : Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India, organized by Tara Bangla
2004-07 : Appointment, Shilpangan, Dhaka
2003 : Bishesh Chitramela, Shilpangan, Dhaka, 2003
2000 : A Tribute to Begum Rokeya – Works of Selected Women Artists, Bengal
Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

MUSIC

1968-2013 : Concerts in Dhaka, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, USA, France
Belgium, and UK
1969-2011 : Regular performance on national TV and Radio
1986-2010 : 3 LPs, 6 CDs and cassettes of Tagore Songs, 8 CDs and cassettes
of Old Bengali Songs, published by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka
2004 : Album of Tagore Songs published by HMV, Kolkata
2003 : Album of Songs of Atul Prasad and Rajanikanta Sen,
published by P&M, Kolkata
1981 : Tagore Songs on LP published by Srotar Ashar, Dhaka
1970 : First recording of two Tagore Songs on 45 rpm, published by EMI,
Dhaka and Kolkata

Present position
Singer and freelance artist

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