Bengal Art Lounge
A clean, open and minimalist gallery, Bengal Art Lounge is overseen by the Bengal Foundation, a local organisation that promotes Bangladeshi culture. Located in the upscale Gulshan neighbourhood, the gallery was opened in late 2011 as a commercial exhibition space designed to make the work of artists both local and international, both renowned and rising, accessible to the Bangladeshi public. Bengal Art Lounge regularly works with international organisations based in Bangladesh to showcase art from outside the country as it did with the Italian Embassy and Bologna-born artist Sabrina Mezzaqui. A recent exhibition, Very Graphic: The Art of Storytelling in Graphic Detail, celebrated graphic arts and featured Bangladeshi political cartoonist Shishir Bhattacharjee as well as British graphic novelist Karrie Fransman.