Preema Nazia Andaleeb
Born: 19 November 1974
Visual Artist, Consultant: Graphics, web and Electronic Art
Director and Curator (Bangladesh Art Forum)
Adviser and Creative Editor(Bangladesh Brand Forum)
Website: www.preema.net
E-mail: preemasatelier@gmail.com

Nazia Andaleeb Preema, a prolific contemporary visual artist, has done a number of workshops and residency programs and awarded prestigious international grants all over the world in visual arts. She is one of the more prominent contemporary artists in Bangladesh art scenario today.

She has participated in over fifty prestigious group expositions round the world (India, Nepal, Thailand, Srilanka, Japan, Canada, and USA) including five Asian Art Biennale, Tashkand biennale, Istanbul Biennale (2008) and has to her credit 14 successful solo
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exhibitions at home and abroad (USA(2006/2011), UK(2009/2010), Morocco(2011), France(2011), India(2005/2006/2008), Turkey(2008), Norway(2009), Canada(2009), Pakistan(2007,2008), Thailand(2008) and Japan(2003) along with a virtual exposition of her work (www.preema.net) in 2003. She also has participated in a number of International Workshops and Residencies in India, Srilanka, Thailand, U.S.A., Japan, Singapore, UK, Istanbul, Pakistan, Taiwan and Bangladesh.

She received Honourable Mention award in Chitrakala Category by Jatiyo Mahila Parishod(2009),Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Award in Painting by Bangladesh Charushilpa Parishad (2007/2008), Web art and design award by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET 2006), Royal Overseas League Scholarship UK (2003), Honorable Mention Award, The Group Modern Painting Exhibition, Organized by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (2003), Media best award in oil painting, Fine Art Department, Dhaka University (2000), 2nd prize of Miniature Painters, Sculptures and Grover’s Society of Washington DC, USA (1999).

Preema has done her Graduation (BFA) and Masters (MFA) from (drawing and painting department), University of Dhaka. To complement her creative urge, she completed a 7-year certificate course in Tagore and classical music from Chhayanat Sangit Vidyayatan. She received fellowship in Visual Arts, from the “Global Art Village”, New Delhi, India in 2005.

She is currently the Director and Curator of "Bangladesh Art Forum" a studio of Art and Design. She has been curating exhibitions to promote Bangladesh Art in International Art platform (Asia House/London(2010, November), Foundation Alliance Française/Paris(2011), Cité Internationale des Arts/Paris(2011)

Nazia Andaleeb Preema is also an advisor and creative editor to Bangladesh Brand Forum(www.bangladeshbrandforum.com) and Consultant for web, graphic and digital art for local and multinational corporate houses for last 14 years.

A pioneer web master and graphic designer in Bangladesh (working from 1997 till date), Preema has been working with various prestigious national and multi-national organizations as a web and graphic design consultant since 1997.

She is now doing her digital experimentation (video installation, performance and digital illumination along with the traditional techniques of art).

Preema’s painting been auctioned for Cancer Charity (2008) at the "Grosvenor House", London.



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Nazia Andaleeb Preema is one of the prominent contemporary artists in Bangladesh. Preema studied art in Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka but her artistic endeavor has taken her from painting to graphic design, from web design to developing concepts for corporate initiatives. Art Residency & Workshop Art residency plays a crucial role for Preemas evolution as an artist. She has participated in residencies in (USA, Srilanka, UK, Japn, India & Thailand, Hungery). Each of the residencies has added new dimension to her artistic approach, expanding her horizon. Her participation in 9 workshops conducted by international experts has kept her at the forefront of contemporary thinking, sharpening her artistic skills. Painting Exhibitions Preema has ten successful solo exhibitions at home and abroad. Her Virtual show (www.preema.net) was the first of its kind in Bangladesh. Over 50 prestigious group expositions round the world (India, Nepal, Thailand, Srilanka, Japan, Canada, and USA) featured her works including five Asian Art Biennale, two Tashkan Biennale and Istanbul Biennale. She participated in all the National Art Exhibition in Bangladesh between 1998 and 2007. Her international expositions in leading galleries has not only presented the diverse works but also represented the new Bangladesh in its true essence. Achievement Preemas works have received high level of appreciation and commendation both in home and abroad. She was one of the featured artists at Manhattan Art Foundation, USA for 2007. Her artistic grace has not only elevated the local art scene, she has flourished in the corporate world as pioneer web and graphic designer. Reviews of her works regularly features in the leading English & Bangla national dailies and magazines. Work Experience Preema has worked on multiple national projects for multinational and local companies as creative consultant. She served as visiting faculty for Department of Architecture, North South University during 2005-2007. Her pioneering work as Chief Graphic/Web artist for Bangladeshinfo.com started the web movement in Bangladesh back in 1997. Beyond web design several corporate project received her deft touch in their brand campaigns, creative promotion, photo shoots, venue, interior and exterior decoration. She is now the Director and Curator of “Preema’s Atelier” (www.preemasatelier.com), a studio of Art and Design. Preema is also guiding Bangladesh Brand Forum as Advisor, Creative Editor. As Visual Editor, she oversees the design of the monthly business magazine ‘Bangladesh Brand Forum’, which has received rave reviews for its layout & outlook along with an art review section ‘Creative World’ both at home and abroad. Publication and Media She is hosting a talk show to promote young promising short film maker in private satellite channel. Preema presented another talk show on women issues in another television channel (2005-2006) and a documentary on Art and Artist of Bangladesh in another satellite TV channel. Her articles on art issues appear regularly in leading national dailies. Art Exposition Preema initiated the 1st International Women Art exhibition on Women’s day in 2007, where art works of 20 women artists from 10 countries were featured. Her hobby is writing and traveling as an Artist. She hopes to enlighten a nation through her works and philosophy. Education Andaleeb Preema has done her Graduation (BFA) and Masters (MFA) from (Drawing and Painting Department), University of Dhaka. She did her fellowship in Visual Arts, from the ‘Global Art Village’ in New Delhi. She got here seven years diploma course certificate in Classical and Tagore song.

She received Honourable Mention award in Chitrakala Category by Jatiyo Mahila Parishod(2009),Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Award in Painting by Bangladesh Charushilpa Parishad (2007/2008), Web art and design award by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET 2006), Royal Overseas League Scholarship UK (2003), Honorable Mention Award, The Group Modern Painting Exhibition, Organized by Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (2003), Media best award in oil painting, Fine Art Department, Dhaka University (2000), 2nd prize of Miniature Painters, Sculptures and Grover’s Society of Washington DC, USA (1999).

She is now the Director and Curator of "Bangladesh Art Forum" a studio of Art and Design. She has been curating exhibitions to promote Bangladesh Art in International Art platform (Asia House/London (2010), Foundation Alliance Française/Paris, Cité Internationale des Arts/Paris 2011)
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