YASMIN JAHAN NUPUR (B: 1979 in Chittagong) Yasmin Jahan Nupur is a visual and performance artist whose work is influenced by the ecological and community driven aspects of life. Depicting human relationships from various points of view, her work explores class distinctions and the social discrepancies people face, particularly women and migrants of South Asia, in an effort to increase understanding between people of different backgrounds. Her recent work has engaged deeply with architecture, and the idea of physical and social constructs affecting her psyche.

She is a member of Britto Arts Trust in Bangladesh, and in 2015 was invited to attend a performance residency at the Delfina Foundation in London. Her work has featured in exhibitions internationally, including: Beyond Borders, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (2017); the Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa (2016); the Dhaka Art Summit (2016); the Bangladesh Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale (2013); and the Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka (2013, 2008), receiving the Honourable Mention Award for her inclusion in both editions. Right now her recent body works are showing at Exhibit320 gallery in Delhi.

Yasmin Jahan Nupur lives and works in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Yasmin Jahan Nupur
Chittagong, Bangladesh
Education
2000 : M.F.A. Fine Arts (Painting), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Solo Exhibitions
2018
Patterns of a Tactile Score, Exhibit320, New Delhi
2011 : The Long way Home, IBL Gallery, Port Louis, Mauritius
2006 : Breakfast News, Alliance Française, Dhaka and Chittagong
Group Exhibitions (selected)
2015 : The Paradoxical Now, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2014 : Chapeaux! a tribute to Robert Filliou, Gallery la vitrineam, Paris, France
2014 : Readymade: Contemporary Art from Bangladesh, Aicon Gallery, New York
2014 : Art for Young Collectors, Galeri Mirchandani Steinruecke. Mumbai
2014 : Cross Casting, Britto Art Space, Dhaka.
2012 : ‘Freefall’ an exhibition of contemporary drawings, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
2011 : State of Being So Divided: Documents, Memories and Archives, VM Gallery, Pakistan
2008 : Contemporary Artists – 4, Fine Arts Institute, Dhaka University, Jointly organized by Japan and Bangladesh
2007-09 : 17th & 18th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2005 : Journey of Four Masterpieces Through Time and Space, Alliance Française, Chittagong and Dhaka
2004 : Installation & Performance Show, Alliance Française, Dhaka, Arranged by Britto Art Trust
2003 : Iron Casting Exhibition, Alliance Française, Dhaka, 
Arranged by Britto Art Trust
2001-02 : 6th & 7th Berger Young Painters Award Exhibition, Fine Arts Institute, Dhaka University
2000-12 : 13th, 15th, 17th & 18th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
Art Fairs & Festivals
2012 : ‘INexactly THIS’ Kunstvlaai Festival of Independents, Sint Nicolas Lyceum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With Britto Arts Trust
2012 : China Art Fair, Beijing, China
2010 : 4th Cairo Video Festival,organized by Medrar. Cairo.Egypt
2009 : 1st Video Art Festival Arranged by AllArtNow org. Damascus, Syria.
Summits & Biennales
2014 : 2nd Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka. Invited by Samdani Art Foundation
2013 : The National Pavilion of Bangladesh, 55th Venice Biennale, Officina Delle Zattere, Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro, Venice. Italy
2013 : 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2012 : 1st Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka. Invited by Samdani Art Foundation
2008 : 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
Workshops & Art Camps
2011 : Art in the Forest, partage org, Mauritius
2009 : Gilding, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka
2009 : Mechanical Fantasy, Etching Workshop, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka
2009 : Art Camp, Saint Martin’s Island, Bangladesh.
2008 : International workshop, Britto Arts Trust, Bogra, Bangladesh
2008 : Community Art and Public Art, Potuakhali, Kuakata & Barguna,.Bangladesh
2007 : Miniatures, Britto Arts Trust. Dhaka
2005 : Journey of Four Masterpieces Through Time and Space, Alliance Française, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Invited by Alliance Française
2004 : Movement will be Sculpture, A workshop on Installation and Performance with Awena Cozannet, Kaptai, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Britto Arts Trust
2003 : Creative Workshop Arranged by Santaran, Chittagong, Bangladesh
2003 : Iron Casting Workshop, Britto Arts Trust. Dhaka
Awards
2013 : Honourable Mention, 15th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2010 : Honourable Mention, 17th Young Artists’ Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2008 : Honourable Mention, 13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
Grants, Residencies & Fellowships
2015 : Five-week Residency Programme: Perfomance as Process (to be completed), Delfina Foundation, London, UK 
2011 : Regional Residency Program, Karachi, Pakistan 
2010 : Commonwealth Connection International Arts Residency, Commonwealth Foundation, UK (Completed in Mauritius, 2011)
2010 : International Artist-in-Residence program, Litmus Community Space, Art Council Korea. South Korea.