Shimul Saha

Shimul Saha (b. 1983) is a contemporary visual artist, lives and works in Dhaka. Saha’s art practice is based on experiment that develops through research. Sometimes he produces bodies of work through series, where experiment and variation of materials are visible in terms of research quality. As an art practitioner his creation is related to Natural, Social, Biological, Psychological and Political issues of his surroundings, what works as a source of data to execute his thoughts.

Alongside an artist, Shimul curates exhibitions. Still now he has worked as an assistant curator at Chobimela and Dhaka Art Summit. Saha doesn’t assists only, as a freelance curator he has curated some individual projects as well. He is one of the trustee of Britto Arts Trust. At the same time Saha teaches at Pathshala South Asian Media Institute.

Saha has participated in several residencies including CICA (KHOJ, Delhi), Photo Kathmandu (Photo Circle, Kathmandu), Artel (TIFA, Pune), Taaza Tareen–VI (VASL, Karachi) and Sandwich Residency Program (Sandwich, Kyoto). Alongside his residencies he has exhibited his works in home and abroad. In 2015 he has received Honorable Mention at 21st National Art Exhibition.