• Produced by the Samdani Art Foundation, the 4th edition of the Dhaka Art Summit took place from 2-10 February. Over 300 artists featured in 10 curated exhibitions led by Chief Curator Diana Campbell Betancourt (Artistic Director, Samdani Art Foundation), with the aim of recalibrating how we think about art and architecture

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  • Editorial Coverage Highlights


    "With its scene buoyed by the Dhaka Art Summit, artists and architects are banging the drum for Bangladeshi art"

     Monocle - five-page feature Tom Jefferys


  • Press trip attendees

    Journalists from the below publications attended the press trip. Every attendee has published coverage of the Summit, or has an article pending.

  • "If you wanted to visit a single city in the world last week where you might meet the director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the director of Britain’s Tate art museums and a top-line supporting cast of international curators, gallery directors, collectors, dealers, and art bureaucrats, that place was Dhaka."


    John McDonald 


    The [Samdani Art] foundation’s most celebrated event is the biennial Dhaka Art Summit (DAS). In its fourth edition this year (February 2-10), the event features over 300 artists in 10 curated exhibitions. With a focus on South Asia’s lesser-known histories, it has artists such as Runa Islam, Htein Lin, and Raqib Shaw, among others, taking part.


    Nilima Pathak

    Building the summit as a constellation of exhibitions and programmes with numerous co-curators and partner institutions, each with their own artists, supporters and public in tow, is an intelligent way of ensuring the summit functions as a place for conversations formal and informal, networking and ideas



    Amy Sherlock

  • In the duration of our work with Dhaka Art Summit, social media account followers have increased from 18,265 to 67,772 across the following platforms.


    Dhaka Art Summit reached an audience of 963,400 across Twitter and 605,500 on Instagram