The global award in photography and sustainability

Munem Wasif is a Dhaka based artist who investigates complex social and political issues by getting close to people, both physically and psychologically, dealing with multiple questions and contradictions through his artistic language, which often employs stark black and white photography. Wasif often experiments beyond tradition and tests the possibilities of fiction, while still using familiar documentary language. His interests lie with the concept of ‘documents’ and ‘archives’ and their corresponding influence on politically and geographically complex issues.

2016 Land of undefined territories, Gwangju Biennale,
2016 Land of undefined territories, Singapore biennale
2016 In God We Trust, Galerie-krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Land of undefined territories, Dhaka Art summit, Bangladesh
2015 In God We Trust, 247 Gallery, Paris, France
2014 Belonging, Gallery Clementine de la Feronniere, Paris, France
2012 Salt Water Tears, Musée du sel, La reunion, France
2010 Salt Water Tears, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherland

Grants and Awards
2016 Bengal Practice grant, 2016
2008 City of Perpignan Young Reporter’s Award, VISA POUR L’IMAGE, France
2008 F25, International Award for concerned photography, Italy
2007 Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo, Netherland

Le Monde 2, Sunday times Magazine, Guardian, Politiken, Io Donna, Mare, Du, Days Japan, L’expresso, Librations’, Geo, Courier international, Neon, Der zeit, Asian Geographic, British journal of photography

2014 Belonging, Clementine de la Feronniere, France
2011 Larmes salées /Salty Tears, Images Plurielles, France