• DEUX DEGRES

    DEUX DEGRES

    Installation/ art action / performance in collaboration with Anju Chaudhuri
    Location: Galerie Six Elzevir, 6 rue Elzevir, Paris 75003, France
    October 16, 2017 noon - 9 pm.

    Press release in French and English

  • RECLAIM at Smithsonian's "Ae Kai"

    Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center presents "Ae Kai," a culture lab on convergence
    Dates: July 7-9, 2017, 11 am to 9 pm
    Location: Site of former Foodland, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Honololu, Hawai'i

    I will be presenting RECLAIM, an installation and interactive language and climate lab in collaboration with Hawai'ian artist Hina Kneubuhl. I am also collaborating with Hawai'ian artist Sloane Leong on a zine about the language movements in Hawai'i and Bangladesh.
    Special performance on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm, starting at the Foodland site and moving to Ala Moana beach park.
    Website for the Smithsonian "Ae Kai" Culture Lab

  • Ornate/Activate @ Villa Terrace Museum

    Ornate/Activate @ Villa Terrace Museum

    Location: Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI
    February 16, 2017 - May 14, 2017
    Talk by Monica Jahan Bose on February 16, 2017.

    Ornate/Activate examines the use of decorative arts and motifs, architectural elements, scripts, traditional materials, and other forms of pattern-making by artists of South Asian origin to create meaningful and critical content. The exhibition, organized by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) and curated by Alexander Campos, addresses themes such as inequality stemming from the global economy, loss of language and culture, gender violence, discrimination, segregation, and issues of equality and identity. The artists in Ornate/Activate recognize a need to reclaim tactile and decorative methods of making as a way to address social, political, and economic issues and also to confront the ever-growing presence of technology in everyday life.

    Exhibiting Artists:
    Nida Abidi, Fariba Alam, Kamal Badhey, Shelly Bahl, Marcy Chevali, Priyanka Dasgupta, Roya Farassat, Asha Ganpat, Parisa Ghaderi, Zainab Hussain, Monica Jahan Bose, Vandana Jain, Umber Majeed, Radhika Mathews, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Nirmal Raja, Sausan Saulat, Suran Song, Udita Upadhyaya.

    Press in Milwaukee Sentinel


  • AddaArt Public Performance

    AddaArt Public Performance

    Address: Ave C Plaza, Kensington, Brooklyn, NY
    Time: July 16, 2016, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

    Arts & Democracy presents AddaArt, a workshop, oral history project, and performance initiated by artist/activist Monica Jahan Bose in collaboration with the Bangladeshi immigrant community in Kensington, Brooklyn.  The project is bilingual, in Bengali and English.  The project team includes project coordinator Hasiba Haq and cultural organizers Caron Atlas and Michelle Proffit. 

    “Adda" is the Bengali word for intense conversation - both intellectual and personal - often carried out in public places and accompanied by tea and snacks.  The Oxford English Dictionary defines “adda” as “a place where people gather for conversation.”  Adda has usually been the privilege of men, while women and girls are relegated to the domestic sphere in South Asia and its diaspora. Adda and Art come together in AddaArt, to highlight the rich art and stories of the community.

  • Gender InEquality in the Arts

    Gender InEquality in the Arts

    Panel discussion at GWU/Corcoran.
    Address: Corcoran Auditorium, 500 17th St., NW, Washington, DC
    Time: Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 2 pm.

    George Washington University's Association of Graduate Art Students is hosting a panel discussion with some of the leading art professionals in DC!
    The panelists are as follows: Dr. Cristin McKnight Sethi will moderate this panel. She is an art historian and curator of South Asian art with a focus on textiles and folk art. She holds a PhD from University of California, Berkeley.

    Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Smithsonian's Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. She oversees a staff of 50 and a collection of nearly 12,000 objects that represent pieces by leading artists from the late 19th century to the present day. She received her PhD from University of Western Sydney.

    Monica Jahan Bose is an artist whose paintings, works on paper, performances and installations are symbolic narratives addressing gender, women's literacy and sexuality, and climate change. She strategically moves across media and disciplines to address complex issues and engage diverse audiences.

    Victoria Reis is the Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, founded in 2002 in Washington, DC. She began her career in contemporary visual arts at the National Association of Artist's Organization.

    Dr. Nicole Ivy is the Museum Futurist fellow at the American Alliance of Museums. Her work focuses on museum labor practices, especially as they affect diversity, equity and audience. She received her PhD from Yale University.

  • Cinema Green Film Screening "Climate Change and Bangladesh"

    Address: Haven South Beach, 1237 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Date: April 1, 2016 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Cinema Green of the Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches presents three short documentary films, JALOBAYU by Monica Jahan Bose; Her Words:Storytelling with Saris by Monica Jahan Boe and Nandita Ahmed and
    Thirty Million by Daniel Price and Adrien Taylor. Featuring Q&A with Monica Jahan Bose.

  • Perform(art)tive

    Curated and organized by Twelve Gates Gallery
    October 25, 2015; 5:30 to 8:30 pm
    Location: Urban Center Annex to the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University.3401 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Performance art festival featuring Monica Jahan Bose, Shazia Shikander, Sumit Baudh, and Qasim Reza. Monica Jahan Bose will create RISING, a performance/installation.
    Twelve Gates Website and details
    Review of event in Express Tribune

  • "Climate and Actions" Exhibition in Washington DC

  • "And Then" Exhibition at Bangladesh National Museum

    Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh, Dhaka
    Dates: February 8-14, 2015
    Opening Reception with live music: February 10 from 4 to 6 pm
    Performance with One Billion Rising: February 14 at 5 pm
    Prothom Alo, Feb. 14, 2015
    Prothom Alo, Feb. 21, 2015
    Ittefaq Feb. 2015
    NTV Online Feb. 2015

  • SELECT Art Fair, Miami Beach

    Address: Select Pavilion, Booth C3, 73rd and Collins Ave, Miami Beach
    Dates: December 2-7, 2014, hours 11 am to 8 pm except Sunday (till 5 pm)
    VIP preview: December 2, 2014, 4 - 8 pm
    Cosmos Gallery is presenting Rokeya Sultana, Monica Jahan Bose, and Preema Nazia Andaleeb. I have an installation of saris, video, photographs and prints. I am also doing a performance called JALOBAYU on December 5 at 4 pm.
    select-fair.com/
    Press Release
    Mapanare Nov. 2014
    Mapanare, review and images of JALOBAYU

  • Group Exhibition "Prologue-Epilogue" in Newark, NJ

    The Gateway Project, 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ (near Newark Penn Station) )
    Dates: October 9- November 20, 2014
    Opening: October 9 from 6 to 9 pm
    Exhibition hours: Tues-Thurs 11 am to 6 pm
    I have an installation of photos, video and saris in this show and will be doing a performance/installation called "Water" on opening night at 7:30 pm. Curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol.
    More details

  • Exhibition "Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

    Exhibition (installation of saris, video and journals) at Ted Kennedy Center,
    Dates: July 19-August 9, 2014
    Address: House 5, Rd 27(old), Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Inauguration and Book Launch: July 19,2014 at 5 pm (iftar at sundown)
    Artist's talk and closing reception: August 7, 2014 at 7 pm
    Review in Ananya Magazine
    Review in Janakantha
    Article in Dhaka Courier
    Article in Prothom Alo

  • Global Group Exhibition on Violence Against Women at World Bank

    "1 in 3": a multi-media exhibition on gender-based violence
    Address: World Bank Main Building, 1818 H St NW, Washington DC
    Time: Opening ceremony and reception, May 22, 2014, 5-8 pm
    MUST RSVP specialevents@worldbank.org by May 20.
    I have two-large paintings in this show, representing the North America region.

  • Panel Discussion on Asian American Environmental Activism

    "Asian American Environmentalism: Expansions, Connections & Social Change," moderated by Charles Lee, EPA Office of Environmental Justice
    Address: Congressional Visitors Center, Meeting Room North, 1st St SE, Washington, DC, hosted by the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
    Date: May 21, 2014, 4 pm - 5:30 pm
    rsvp to Lmohib@apaics.org

  • WATER, a performance/installation

    Address: Grace Exhibition Space, 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor Brooklyn, NY
    Date/Time: Friday, April 25, 9:30 pm.
    Using saris, fire, and water, the performance speaks to climate change and its destruction of lives and heritage.
    WATER is part of RECORD & GHOST (curated by Eames
    Armstrong), two nights of performances, addressing the role of document, archive, constructions, and remnants in performance itself and long after the fact.
    Event details

  • UNWRAPPED 2 performance/installation at Brooklyn Museum

    Address: Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
    Time: Saturday, March 1, 2014, 8 pm
    This is part of SAWCC's Sublime Series presented for a "Women's Stories" first Saturdays Event as part of Women's History Month

  • UNWRAPPED at (e)merge art fair

    "Unwrapped," a performance/installation
    Address: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I st. SW, Washington DC
    Time: October 3, 2013 at 6 pm (private preview) and October 6, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Duration: one hour
    |http://freepdfhosting.com/9ea7e83534.pdfReview in Berlin Art Link|
    Washington City Paper Images
    Audio of post-performance dialogue at Hillyer Art Space
    Article in Art See

  • Sublime Virtue Performance/Installation

    Sublime Virtue, a performance/installation by Monica Jahan Bose at the Dumbo Arts Festival, as part of SAWCC's "Sublime," curated by Shelly Bahl, Sunita Mukhi, and Jasmine Wahi
    address: 100 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY (A and C trains to High Street)
    time: September 28 at noon and 4 pm, September 29 at noon.
    Statement with details
    Article in Epoch Times
    Cover Story Brooklyn Paper


  • Storytelling with Saris Exhibition Premiere

    "Layer by Layer: Storytelling with Saris"
    Address: Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, Maryland, 20722
    Dates: September 9-October 19, 2013
    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 5 to 8 pm
    Panel discussion on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 6:30 to 8 pm: "Artivism: Can Art Effect Social Change?"; moderated by Helen Frederick
    Saturday, October 12, 2013, 3 to 5:30 pm, "All Wrapped Up." a closing event with sari and lungi wrapping, Bangla writing workshops on handmade paper, and a reception with Bengali snacks
    Gallery hours: Monday through Friday: 10 am – 7pm
    Saturday: 10 am – 4pm
    Sunday: Closed
    Brentwood Arts Exchange Website
    article in the Independent
    review in Art Asia Pacific
    review in the Sentinel
    ArtBeat Radio Report on WAMU

  • Bus Stop Bangladesh Performance/Installation

    Bust Stop Bangladesh: a performance/installation for Storytelling with Saris (supported by Art Lives Here though the National Endowment for the Arts)
    Address: 1 Municipal Place, Mt. Ranier, Maryland
    Dates: June 4, 12, 20th, 2013 5 pm to 7:30 pm
    Press Release
    Article in Dhaka Tribune
    Link to Video

  • Group Exhibition at Taubman Museum

    "Her Stories: Fifteen years of the South Asian Women's Creative Collective"
    Address: Taubman Museum of Art, 110 Salem Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24011
    Dates: June 10 - August 24, 2013
    Opening reception: June 14, 2013, 5 to 7:30 pm
    Taubman Museum Website

  • Project Update and Printmaking Demo on Storytelling with Saris

    "Storytelling with Saris," Monica Jahan Bose's artist's talk and printmaking demonstration
    Address: gallery of Brentwood Arts Exchange, Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, Maryland
    Time: 3 to 5 pm, Saturday, March 16, 2013
    Independent's article on project

  • Group Show at Smith Center's Healing Arts Gallery

    "Be/Longing, art from the South Asian Women's Creative Collective" (curated by Monica Jahan Bose and Brooke Seidelmann)
    Address: Smith Center, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, 1632 U St, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Dates: March 1- April 13, 2013
    Opening Reception, March 1, 2013, 7 - 9 pm
    Closing events on Saturday April 13, 2013:
    Performance of Indelible Scent by Monica Jahan Bose (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
    Artists' talk with special guest Masum Momaya (4:30 to 5:30 pm)
    Closing reception (5:30 to 7:00 pm).
    Gallery hours: W-F 11 - 5 pm and Saturday 11-3 pm (or by appointment).
    Review in Washington Post
    Press Release
    Invitation
    TV Broadcast about Be/Longing in Bangladesh with Voice of America on March 8, 2013

  • Solo Show at Cafritz Gallery, Patricia Sitar Art Center, Washington, DC

    "Collapsing Borders," February 7- March 8, 2013
    Address: Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Opening reception: 6:30 pm, February 7, 2013

  • Indelible Scent at Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

    Address: Hillyer Interanational Arts & Artist, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, Washington DC 20008
    Date: December 13, 2012, 7-9 pm
    Invitation and details
    Writeup on Indelible Scent by Erika Jackson

  • Art Asia Miami 2012 with Gallery Cosmos

    GALLERY COSMOS @ Art Asia Miami 2012
    International Contemporary Art Fair
    Address: Midtown Wynwood Arts District
    110 NE 36th Street @ Midtown Blvd
    Miami, Florida, Booth D10
    Dates: December 5 – 9, 2012
    VIP Vernissage, December 4, 2012 from 4 to 8 pm
    Fair hours from December 5 – 8, 2012 from 11 am to 7 pm
    December 9, 2012 from 11 am to 6 pm.
    As part of Art Asia Presents, I will be doing a performance/installation called "Indelible Scent." Performance times: December 4, 5, and 8 @ 6 pm.
    Press Release
    Miami Herald Print Edition, Dec. 5, 2012
    Miami Herald Basel Blog, Dec. 5, 2012
    The Daily Star, Dec. 4, 2012
    Patrick Ogle Article, Dec. 9, 2012
    Free Ticket to Fair

  • Article in Vibrant Bangladesh

    "Art and Liberation: The Perspective of Three Bangladeshi Women Artists," March 26, 2012, Vibrant Bangldesh Magazine
    I was asked to contribute an article for the special edition of "Vibrant Bangladesh" in commemoration of 40 years of Bangladesh's independence.

  • Group Show at Dhaka Art Center

    "Contemporary Voices," August 8-20, 2012
    Address: House 60, Road 7A Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1207
    Opening Reception, August 10, 2012, 4 - 8 pm

  • Group Show at Queens Museum of Art

    "Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective" (Curated by Jaishri Abichandani), Queens Museum of Art
    Address: Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building
    Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368
    Exhibition Dates: August 11, 2012–October 7, 2012
    Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 3–6pm
    Please come to this gorgeous show, where I have a new mini sculptural installation.
    Queens Museum Website
    More Information

  • "Art, Identity, and Social Change," an artist's talk

    Department of Fine Arts, Hyderabad University, Hyderabad, India
    Time: Monday, July 30, 2012, 11:30 am

  • "Her Words: Storytelling with Saris," a presentation/talk

    Address: 39th Street Gallery, Gateway Art Center, 3900 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD
    Date: Thursday June 14, 2012, 7 pm
    I will be giving a talk/presentation about a collaborative printmaking and story project celebrating the achievement of literacy by women in the remote island community of Katakhali, Bangladesh, which is my ancestral village and part of an eco-project run by Samhati, a Maryland charity.
    More details

  • “Indelible Scent”: a performance/ installation

    DC Arts Center's gala, Cuisine des Artistes
    Date: May 10, 2012, 6:30 pm
    Address: Meridian House, 1630 Crescent Place NW, Washington, DC 20009
    I will be doing my first performative installation at this event.
    Tickets available at
    cuisinedesartistes2012.charityhappening?

  • Group Show at MOCA DC

    "Erotica 2012," MOCA DC Art Gallery
    Address: 1054 31st Street NW, Washington DC 20007
    Dates: March 2 - 31, 2012
    Opening Reception: March 2, 2012, 6 to 10 pm
    (Ground floor in the brick Canal Square Building, next to Parrish Gallery).

  • Duo Show at Sova, Washington, DC

    "Heart Warmer," February 15 - March 31, 2012
    Address: Sova, 1359 H Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Opening Reception: February 15, 7 to 11 pm
    Closing Party: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 pm to midnight

  • Group Show at Woman's National Democratic Club, Washington, DC

    "Digital Migrations"
    Address: 1526 Rhode Island Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036
    Dates: November 1, 2011 - January 11, 2012
    Opening Reception: November 9, 2011, 6-9 pm

  • Red Dirt Open Studio, Mt. Ranier, Maryland, USA

    Red Dirt Open Studio, November 14, 2011, 1-5 pm
    Address; 3706 Otis Street, Mt. Ranier, MD 20712
    I have created a site-specific installation for this event using saris, sari blouses, copper, onions, and stones.

  • Group Exhibition at Patricia Sitar Art Center, Washington, DC

    "Portraits: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibtion," Oct. 31- Dec. 9. 2011
    Address: Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009
    Opening reception and awards ceremony: 6:30 pm, Nov. 3, 2011
    The self-portrait "Estrogen/Moonlight by the Red River" won first prize in the show. I will have a solo show at Sitar Art Center in 2013.

  • South Asian Women's Creative Collective Annual Auction, New York, NY

    "SAWCC's 5th Annual Auction and Show," October 19, 2011
    Address: Saffronart, The Fuller Building,595 Madison Avenue, Suite 900, New York, NY 10022
    Details
    I am on the board of this artist's collective and participating in this event, showcasing work by a number of emerging and established artists.

  • Group Exhibition for Empowered Women International, Takoma Park, MD, USA

    "Speak Your Mind: The Lives and Stories of Muslim and Arab Women"
    June 1-25, 2011
    Address: 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
    Opening reception and artists' talk: June 11, 2011, 3:30 to 5:45 pm
    Monica Jahan Bose's Talk
    Article in the Gazette
    Article in the Independent

  • Solo Show at Embassy of Bangladesh, Washington, DC

    "Who Have You Left Behind?" Mixed-media paintings and installation, May 12-27, 2011
    Address: Embassy of Bangladesh, 3510 International Drive NW, Washington, DC 20008 Metro: Van Ness/UDC (Red Line)
    Opening Reception: May 12, 2011 from 6:30 - 9 pm
    Special Open House: Saturday, May 14 from 10:00 am to 6 pm
    Closing Reception: Friday, May 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Embassy Hours: Mon - Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm or by appointment
    Invitation
    Press Release
    Slideshow of Opening
    Slideshow of Installation
    Article in Daily Star
    Article in the Independent

  • Group Exhibition at Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC

    Curated by Tom Wolff, March 4-25, 2011
    Address: 9 Hillyer Court, Washington, DC 20008 (metro: Dupont Circle)
    Opening Reception, March 4, 2011, 6 to 9 pm
    Invitation
    Slideshow of Opening
    Article in the Independent

  • Art Open House for Art Basel Miami Beach

    Friday, December 3, 2010, 5 to 9 pm
    900 16th Street (6 blocks from Art Basel)
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Invitation

  • Solo Show at Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Group Show at Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, India

    "Pandora's Box," Ganges Art Gallery, June 23- July 4, 2010
    Address: 33A Jatin Das Road, Kolkata 700029
    Invitation
    Ganges Art Gallery

  • 14th Prix Antoine Marin, Emerging Painters' Exhibition, Arcueil, Paris

    Address: Galerie Municipale Julio Gonzalez, 21 av Paul Doumer, 94110 Arcueil.
    Opening reception: Friday, May 28, 2010, 6:30 pm.
    Exhibition continues until June 19, 2010.
    Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 4 to 7 pm; Wednesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 7 pm.
    More Information and Directions
    My entry for exhibition, "Open the Door," acrylic, pigment and newspaper on canvas, 250 x 200 cm

  • Group Show at Atelier Madhu Basu, Bagnolet, Paris

    "Santiniketan," group show with Sharmila Roy and Utpal Chakroborty, April 9-11, 2010
    Address:90, rue Victor Hugo, 93170 Bagnolet, Metro: Robespierre (line 9)
    Opening reception, April 9, 2010, 6-9 pm.
    Dinner reception, April 11, 2010, 7-10 pm
    Invitation
    Slideshow of Opening
    Slideshow of Closing Reception with Paban Das Baul

  • Solo Show at Galerie Deborah Zafman, Paris

    "Tumi Ami: Spring Heat," March 19 through April 4, 2010
    Address: 3-5 passage Gravilliers, 75003 Paris.
    Works in Show
    English Press Release
    French Press Release
    Slideshow of Installation and Receptions
    Article in the Daily Star

  • Art Camp for Inauguration of Dhaka Art Center, January 1-2, 2010.

    Address: House 60, Road 7A Dhanmondi 1207
    Completed new work, "Happily Ever After."
    Slideshow of Inauguration and Art Camp

  • Solo show at La Galerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka

  • Duo Show at UNESCO, Paris for International Mother Language Day

    "Reflection/Narration: Where Are We Going?," duo exhibition with Imtiaj Shohag, February 19 - 23, 2009
    Address: UNESCO Headquarters, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75015 Paris
    UNESCO Program/Invitation
    Installation Slideshow
    Daily Star Article

  • Solo Show at Galerie Mediart, Paris

    "Water, Love, Language: Fragments of Identity," Jan. 24 - Feb. 1, 2009
    Address: 109, rue Quincampoix ,75003 Paris
    Galerie Mediart
    Press Release (English)
    Paris show installation and opening slideshow
    Prothom Alo article in Bangla
    Anannya Magazine Article in Bangla

  • Group Show at DFN Gallery, New York, NY, USA

    "Summer Flavors," July 5-29, 2001
    DFN Gallery

  • Solo Show at Genkan Gallery, Tokyo

    "Tokyo Scenes: Intersections, Balconies, and Interiors," Feb. 21- Mar. 5, 2000
    Genkan Gallery, TAC, 4-25-46 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Asian Economic News Review
    The Japan Times
    The Genkan Magazine
    The Daily Mainichi