The first solo art exhibition by Iqbal Bahar Chy entitled ‘grits and Grains’ will begin from today at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held at 5.30pm this evening.Eminent artist Shahid Kabir will attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Architect Salauddin Ahmed will also attend the opening ceremony as the special guest. There are around 60 artworks will be in display for the exhibition.
Born in 1986 in Cox’s Bazar, Iqbal Bahar Chy earned his BFA and MFA from University of Development Alternative (UODA). He has received several accolades including ‘Kibria Young Printmaker Award 2018’ and the Golden Award in ‘Freedom of Thoughts: Bangladesh-Japan Contemporary Art Festival 2013’ organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Iqbal Bahar has also participated in a number of group exhibitions in home and abroad including Beijing International Art Biennale in 2015 and 2017, Taiwan Print Biennale in 2018, and Asian Art Biennale in 2014 and 2018.
After the inaugural ceremony, the exhibition will be open to all till June 29.