We would like to congratulate Dr Farida Zaman for being honoured with the Ekushey Padak, the second highest civilian award in Bangladesh.
Dr Farida Zaman completed her BFA from Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts (presently Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka), Dhaka, in 1974, and her MFA from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India, in 1978. She went on to complete her Ph. D. at Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, in 1995.
Farida Zaman demonstrates remarkable versatility in expression through her work, and she has been exhibited around the world in both group and solo shows. Bengal Foundation has organised two solo exhibitions for the artist in 2006 and 2013. She has also participated in many group shows organised by the Foundation over the years.
Dr Farida Zaman is presently a Professor at the Department of Drawing & Painting, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. She is among twenty eminent people being honoured with the award for 2020.