Dhaka Gallery, a fresh establishment of Delvistaa Foundation at Banani Dhaka, had held the inaugural ceremony of a month long group art exhibition titled ‘Prologue 01’ from 13 July 2019. The exhibition had showcased 48 works of frontline 26 living contemporary artists of Bangladesh.
The artists list included Abdul Mannan, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Abul Barq Alvi, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Anisuzzaman Anis, Farida Zaman, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Jamal Ahmed, Kalidas Karmakar, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Mahmudul Haque, Md. Eunus, Md. Muniruzzaman, Mohammad Iqbal, Monirul Islam, Murtaza Baseer, Mostafizul Haque, Mustapha Khalid Palash, Nisar Hossain, Rafiqun Nabi, Ranjit Das, Rokeya Sultana, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Shahabuddin Ahmed, Sheikh Afzal Hossain and Shishir Bhattacharjee.
Mr.Nasrul Hamid MP, the honourable State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, inaugurated the show as Chief Guests where Mr. Abul Khair, Chairperson of Bengal Foundation graced the evening as Guest of Honour.
To commemorate the first show, a book edited by Mustapha Khalid Palash was published which had been designed to feature these 26 artists with their synoptic biographies, portraits, critical write-ups by eminent art critics. The plates of the paintings were displayed in the exhibition.
Despite of so many hindrances and pretending the unseen obstacles, Delvistaa Foundation proudly announced the launch of ‘Dhaka Gallery’ through this group exhibition for the visual artists, and to meet the craving demand of the discerning audiences who were looking for an art gallery in this part of the city.