Kamruzzaman Shadhin
The River Remembers
Kamruzzaman Shadhin was born in 1974 in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University with a BFA in 1996, and MFA in 1999. His work investigates the politics of migration, history, and ecology through long-term collaborations with communities across Bangladesh, creating sculptures, installations, videos, and performance art. Traditional crafts and their underlying relationship with the history of the land have recently become a major part of his artistic journey. He founded Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, a non-profit organization focused on social inclusivity and community art, in his home village of Balia. 
His recent work with Gidree Bawlee includes Fibrous Souls,  Asia Pacific Triennial, and Elhakar Katha (A Story of Now), sponsored by The British Council (2022); and Lost Shadows, Museo Madre, Naples (2021). He held his first solo exhibition at the Alliance Française de Dhaka (2016). His many group exhibitions include Dhaka Art Summit (2020), Fabric(ated) Fractures, Concrete, Dubai (2019); Fabric of Felicity, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2018); and Transformation/Reformation, Leipzig, Germany (2016). He was awarded the Grand Prize at the 17th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, in 2016, and took part in the inaugural Majhi International Art Residency in Venice in 2019.