Open Call For Iranian and Bangladeshi Artists

Open Call For Iranian and Bangladeshi Artists
Exchange Program (Iran ? Bangladesh)
1-31 July, 2016 ? Tehran
7 January ? 7 February?, 2017?? Dhaka
Application Deadline
10 May, 2016
Pathshala?and Kooshk Residency present the first?round of?exchange program between Tehran and Dhaka?for two Bangladeshi?and two Iranian visual artists. This exchange program exists out of two parts. The first part is held from 1-31 July,?2016 in Tehran, Iran.
In?this residency, the Bangladeshi?artists have the opportunity to work in Tehran, Iran and collaborate with the Iranian artists. During this time, the space will be open to a local public of artists, students, and art critics. The program will end with a presentation and a panel discussion.
The second part will be held from 7 January till 7 February, 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The same Bangladeshi?and Iranian artists will participate in the second part. There will be a presentation and a panel discussion at the end as well. The application is open for visual artists from Bangladesh and Iran, interested in site-specific practices and the socio-cultural context of Bangladesh?and Iran. Applicants have to be interested in exchanging ideas and consider the participation in both parts of the projects. Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of the organizers mentioned above and will be informed by e-mail.
For the Iranian artists, accommodation and studio space for one month in Dhaka?will be provided by Pathshala, and the artists themselves will be?in position to cover the expenses for airfare, insurance, medical coverage for the duration of the program, any visa fee which should be incurred and the living expenses such as travel and food. As this side of program in Dhaka will be simultaneous by Chobimela Festival?,?Iranian artists will be present there and will have their?open studio works watched by a wide audience.
Program for the Bangladeshi?artists includes: accommodation (a room to share for two people) and studio space for period of their stay?in Tehran that will be provided by Kooshk Residency.
How to apply
Artists can apply by filling the online form at? Hardcopy and email submissions are not accepted.
Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
Inquire here with any questions:?
Warm Regards,
Imran Ahmed
Public Relation Officer (PR)
Pathshala South Asian Media Institute
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Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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