Dhaka Art Summit 2016 took place from 5 to 8 February at the Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.The Dhaka Art Summit is the world's largest research and exhibition platform for art from South Asia.The target of the Dhaka Art Summit is to create a platform for the world to discover and celebrate the talent of Bangladeshi artists, and for Bangladeshi audiences to be exposed to art from around the South Asian Region.
The British Council has been a partner of Dhaka Art Summit since 2014. This year through the school network, 850 school children attended the Summit.They received guided tours and attended workshops aimed for school children at the summit. Also,a poetry event took place on February 6 at the Shilpakala Academy, where six emerging Bangladeshi poets created a poetry trail for the exhibition audience. The British curator Nada Raza and the British Artist Haroon Mirza also took part in the Summit.
Through its unique format and innovative curatorial approach, Dhaka Art Summit is known for creating a generative space where participants can reconsider the past and future of art and exchange within South Asia and the rest of the world. Considered a central meeting point for art professionals from the region and further afield, those participating include over 300 emerging and established artists, internationally renowned curators and writers.