The three-day 9th Kibria International Print Fair 2020 ended at the Zainul Gallery of the Faculty of Fine Art of Dhaka University on Friday, report agencies. Kibria Chapchitra Studio arranged the festival to pay tributes to late abstract artist and eminent printmaker Mohammad Kibria.
This year, organisers recognised eminent artist AKM Alamgir Huque with the lifetime achievement award. Hundreds of visitors gathered at the venue to admire and buy prints made with different printmaking techniques, including etching, wood cut, dry point, engraving, and others, displayed at 18 stalls operated by 13 local and five foreign art organisations and academic institutes.
The fine art departments of Dhaka University, Khulna University, Rajshahi University, Chittagong University, Jagannath University, Jatiya Kabi Nazrul University and UODA along with foreign institutes, including graphic art department of Kala Bhavana, graphic arts departments of Visva Bharati University and Rabindra Bharati University and department of Printmaking of Kolkata University, participated in the fair.
Renowned local art organisations like Cosmos Atelier 71, Kalidas-Printmaking Studio, Atelier 71, Flame Arts, Kala Kendra, Bangladesh Printmakers Association, Studio 48, Bornik Print Studio, Shunno Art Space and Kibria Art Studio also took part in the fair alongside Multiple Encounter of Delhi.