Jameel Arts Sarker Protick
Jameel Arts Centre: Talk with Sarker Protick
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On the 22nd of May, 2024, Jameel Arts Centre will hold a talk with Bangladeshi artist and photographer Sarker Protick. Engaging in dialogue with Lucas Morin (Exhibitions Curator at Art Jameel), the artist will talk about his participation in At the Edge of Land, a group exhibition that originated at Hayy Arts (Jeddah), and his art practice. Protick will also discuss his photo work Of River and Lost Lands which focuses on erosion, floods, and disappearing lands on the banks of the Padma River. The talk will start at 7:00 PM and last for an hour.

Protick’s interest in the themes of temporality and the metaphysical essence of light (which he uses as protagonist in his works) and space serves as a cornerstone of his artistic exploration. His practice encompassing photography, video, and sound often builds the narrative that revolves around the concept of change. Whether working with family, environment, or history, the artist consistently deals with time and its transformative power on both matter and life itself. His evocative art pieces are based on long-term surveys rooted in his homeland. At the same time, they explore ideas that blur the notion of geopolitical boundaries.

Untitled IV (Mr. and Mrs. Das)
Sarker Protick, Untitled IV (Mr. and Mrs. Das), 2012-2016. Inkjet Prints. 10 x 15 in each. Edition 1/5 + 1 AP

About Sarker Protick

Protick (b. 1986, Dhaka, Bangladesh), who is based in his hometown, graduated from the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute (Dhaka) in 2012, where he has also been working as a lecturer for the last ten years. In addition, he is a co-curator of the Chobi Mela International Photography Festival in Asia and a former member of the VII Photo Agency.

In 2014, Protick was named in the British Journal Of Photography’s annual Ones to Watch. The list of his achievements also features receiving multiple awards and fellowships, which include Joop Swart Masterclass, Foam Talent, Light Work Residency, Magnum Foundation Fund, the Australian Photobook Award, the prestigious World Press Photo Award, and many others. His works have been displayed in a plethora of exhibits worldwide such as Yokohama Triennale (Afterglow, Yokohama, Japan, 2020); Stories of Earthly Survival, Ci.CLO Biennial (Porto, Portugal); Chobi Mela Photo Festival IX (Bangladesh); Daegu Photo Biennale (South Korea); Art Dubai, East Wing (Dubai); and Photo Quai Biannual (Paris, France), to name a few.

To get more information about the talk, please visit the official web page of the event.

While you’re at Jameel Arts Centre, don’t miss the opportunity to look at Rashed Almulla’s stamps collections.