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The Samdani Art Foundation is a private foundation based in Dhaka that aims to increase artistic engagement between Bangladesh and the rest of the world. Founded in 2011 by collector couple Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani, the foundation has enabled Bangladeshi artists to expand their creative horizons through production grants, residencies, education programs, and exhibitions. The Foundation produces the bi-annual Dhaka Art Summit, which is the world’s largest non-commercial platform for South Asian Art. The Foundation also collects art from all over the world, and the collection is available for Bangladeshi audiences to view (by appointment). Works from Documenta, the Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennale have a permanent home in Bangladesh, and the foundation also lends its collection of South Asian art to global exhibitions.

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