KALĀ x ASAP: Creating Space: South to South Dialogues with Diana Campbell

January 29, 2024

Artistic Director of Dhaka Art Summit, Diana Campbell, discusses the establishment of Dhaka Art Summit from its inception to its growth, alongside her curatorial practice which blurs boundaries between disciplines and between ‘art spaces’ and ‘life spaces’ across South Asia and the wider world.

Diana Campbell has served as the Artistic Director for the Samdani Art Foundation and Chief Curator of the Dhaka Art Summit since late 2012. The first edition of the Dhaka Art Summit was in early 2012, and once Diana joined, she developed the Summit from a small Bangladesh pop up art festival into a major international art platform. Over the last decade, the Dhaka Art Summit has evolved into one of the most prominent festivals in South Asia, celebrating the arts of the region. Curators and artists from around the world now converge at the summit to conduct research and explore the diverse landscape of South Asian arts across many disciplines. In addition to her role as Chief Curator for the Dhaka Art Summits, Diana is co-currently in the process of establishing the new permanent home for the Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park, Srihatta, based in Sylhet, and curating various international exhibitions and presentations for the Foundation.

The KALĀ x ASAP series is supported by the Faizal & Shabana Foundation.

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