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Zonta Club’s art camp on ‘Strokes Against Violence’ on Wednesday

An online art camp titled ‘Strokes Against Violence’, organised by Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka, will be held on Wednesday.

President of Zonta Club of Greater Dhaka Dr Simeen M Akhtar will be present at the art camp which will be moderated by Advocacy Chairperson Tootli Rahman.

News agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB) is the media partner while Gallery Cosmos is the gallery partner of the event.

Three artists will take part at the event. The bio of the artists are given below:

Kanak Chanpa Chakma

Kanak Chanpa Chakma, born and raised in the beautiful hill tracts of Rangamati, is a visual artist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She mainly works with acrylic, oil and charcoal on canvas. Through her paintings, she portrays the struggling lives of the indigenous community of Bangladesh and the endless sufferings of women.

Kanak Chanpa Chakma has received numerous national and international awards for her work including Best Woman Artist of the XXI Century, Florida, USA (2001), Best Painting National Award, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (2002), Olympic Fine Arts Gold Medal, Beijing, China (2006), and many more.

She has also devoted most of her life rescuing animals and is engaged with organisations focused on animal welfare, women and deprived communities in Bangladesh.

Afrozaa Jamil (Konka)

Afrozaa Jamil (Konka) was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1963. Pre Degree BFA in 1981 from College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, Bangladesh. BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) 1985, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Bangladesh. Majored in Oriental Art and Minor In Commercial Art. Painting and print making under supervision of artist Martin Mondrez in Glendale Collage, California. Studio Pottery Making under supervision of Artist Mel Cornshaker, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Worked for Aarong as a designer from 1986 till 1988. Jewellery designer at Barbra Gregor, LA, California, in 1989. At present working as a freelance artist. Also promotes art, curates art exhibitions and coordinates art shows. Works with underprivileged children as an art instructor.

Nazia Andaleeb Preema

Nazia Andaleeb Preema’s (born 1974) works has a strong innovative approach, distinct technique and lyrical overtones which represent women context dealing political and social discourse.

Along with 20 solo expositions in home and abroad Preema represented Bangladesh National Pavilion in 58th Venice Biennale, the most prestigious art event, in 2019. She receives numbers of global grants and recognitions for acclaimed biennales, art residency, workshops and symposiums. She is the founder of Bangladesh Creative Forum for Creative Eco-System, President of WIL and Co-founder Performance Art Bangladesh.

Source: United News of Bangladesh