Sadya Mizan

Field of Practice:

Societal/Communal-based Work

Fellowship:

Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Bangladesh

Year:

2023, 2022, 2023

Stay(s):

Apr 2024 - Sept 2024

Born in 1987.

Sadya Mizan is an independent curator and researcher based in Bangladesh and India.

After completing her post-graduate degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University/Bangladesh she enjoyed a diverse career as creative director, coordinator, researcher, and arts manager until deciding to focus on her independent curatorial practice. Her curatorial expertise lies in facilitating decentralized platforms to identify, reconnect and archive cultural narratives, reflect contemporary social realities, and inspire communities through multidisciplinary forms of artistic expression.

The Uronto Artist Community is a pioneering initiative in which she has been involved since 2012. Mizan is also the founding trustee of the 2018 Art Initiative Bangladesh. She currently works as an affiliated artist facilitator with the Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre, which is run by the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), as well as holding the post of curatorial partner with the Our Shared Cultural Heritage Project of the British Council to connect youth with cultural heritage and museums.

Past appointments include her work as a contributing researcher for the Asia Art Archive Delhi/India, as a fellow at the ARThinkSouthAsia program, New Delhi/India and the Autumn School of Curating, Cluj-Napoca/Romania (2020), and as holder of the EDI (Education Integration) Global Forum fellowship in Naples/Italy (2022).

In addition to mentoring diverse academic courses, she is engaged in significant research on art infrastructure. The Uronto Residential Art Exchange program, Womyn at Work, Shilpokotha, and the Kalik Studio Residency represent some of her significant curatorial endeavors in form of exchange programs, talks and digital interventions resulting in unique archives around creative practice and praxis.