Between October and November 2018 Rahila Haque will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh as part of the Triangle Fellowship Programme at Britto.
Rahila Haque is an independent curator, writer and researcher based in London and Amsterdam. Her work addresses diasporic practices and their relation to postcolonial feminisms, non-Western canons and mythologies. She previously worked at the Hayward Gallery on major exhibitions and commissions with international artists including Lee Bul, Dayanita Singh, Carsten Höller and Jeremy Deller, and curated exhibitions with emerging artists such as Dineo Seshee Bopape, Jananne Al-Ani and Ilona Sagar. At Tate, she organised international touring exhibitions including London Calling: Bacon, Freud, Kossoff, Andrews, Auerbach, and Kitaj. She is currently developing a project around the work and archive of the feminist bookshop Silver Moon (1984-2001) exploring the central place of community in self-organised feminist initiatives. In 2017 she was recipient of the Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant. She has an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Britto Arts Trust is an autonomous, artists’ led organisation registered as non-profit, established in 2002 in Dhaka.
As the first of its kind in Bangladesh, Britto has become an important alternative platform for artists’- encouraging experimentation and the development of new ideas in the visual arts, through activities that support emerging artists and bringing new contemporary art to the local community. Britto's main objective is to facilitate dialogue and exchange opportunities for artists, to encourage the development of high quality art work and to create a platform for critical discourse and interaction between artists from the region and internationally. Britto supports and encourages experimentation within a diverse range of media and develops new ways of thinking beyond the religious, economic, ethnic and political divisions in Bangladesh and around the world.