8 June 2020

Samsul Alam Helal is a freelance visual Artist based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed his graduation in photography from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute. Helal love to make fiction to question the reality. His aim is to go beyond the socio-cultural and political issues which are primary interests. He explores identity, dreams, longings and play with the psychological realm of these issues to understand the deeper marks it creates. In his recent practice he does photography, video and installation. Helal’s work represents a reality in an alternate space.

2020 Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2019 Bangladesh National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2018 UNSW Gallery, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
2018 Harvard University Campus, Boston, USA
2017 Kunsthalle Zurich, Sp eak Local, Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Colombo Art Biennale, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2016 Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka Bangladesh
2015 Bronx Museum, New York, USA
2015 Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Netherland
2015 Encontros Da Imagem, Portugal
2014 LIC Photo Gallery, New York, USA
2014 Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapur
2013 Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England
2013 Festival of Promenades Photographiques, France
2013 Chobi Mela Photo Festival VII Bangladesh 2013
2012 8th Angkor Photo Festival, Cambodia
2012 Senses Seven at Dhaka Art Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Award/ Grant
2018 Prince Claus Fund and British Council Grant for South Asian Artist
2018 Visiting Artist Fellowship at Harvard University 2018
2016 The World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2016

Email: samsul.alam.helal[at] | skype: samsul.alam.helal | cell: +8801793778097