Bangladeshi artist Fawaz Rob wins Int’l award

Culture Desk

13 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fawaz Rob’s art ‘Long Walk Home’ has been voted the best entry among all participants at the Penh Art International exhibition. Jurors and audience voted his art to be the best among eighty participants from all over the world including France, Japan, USA, and UK, said a press release.

 “I am very delighted to receive this international award,” says Fawaz Rob. “An artist has the responsibility to stand up against the evil of his era. The dehumanization of Muslim communities across the world is the tragedy of our time. The agonies of Rohingyas, Palestinians, or Uyghurs are tactfully being ignored and the International organisations have collectively failed these people. If my art can bring world attention to the sufferings of Rohingyas, then my purpose is served.”

Fawaz studied at universities in San Francisco (USA) and Florence (Italy). He is a practicing architect and taught at NSU architecture department for ten years. A self-taught artist, his first solo exhibition was held in Paris and featured in ‘Le Parisien’ magazine. He is an active member of Bangladeshi printmakers and has taught hundreds of students the art of printmaking. PenhArt is a prestigious international exhibition that showcases the contemporary art scene.