Driven by a spirit of curiosity
we deliver cross-disciplinary projects
that weave the traditional with the contemporary
and celebrate art and ideas from across Asia


Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum. Phoenix Will Rise. (c) Whitechapel Gallery.

Is this Tomorrow?

14 February - 12 May
Whitechapel Gallery

We are excited to support Whitechapel Gallery’s latest exhibition Is  this Tomorrow?, a  major new project which takes This is Tomorrow,  Whitechapel Gallery’s 1956 landmark exhibition, as its point of departure. 

Bagri Foundation is proud to have enabled a new commission by Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum and award-winning Dhaka-based architect Marina Tabassum. 

Read more here

Shezad Dawood, ‘Encroachments’, 2019. VR environment, dimensions variable. Installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14: ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Photo courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation.

Shezad Dawood's 'Encroachments'

7 March - 10 June
Sharjah Biennial 14

Bagri Foundation is pleased to lend our support for Shezad Dawood’s newly-commissioned project Encroachments at Sharjah Biennial 14 ‘Leaving the Echo Chamber’. Dawood’s work takes a pragmatic and oblique look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1947 through a new Virtual Reality environment, contained within two mirrored installations comprising: neon, wallpaper and print.

Read more here.

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Shubbak Festival

28 June - 14 July
Across London

Shubbak (meaning ‘window’ in Arabic) is London’s largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. Shubbak has become a key moment in the arts calendar of the UK and the Arab World, bringing new and unexpected voices alongside established artists to new audiences every two years.     

Bagri Foundation is delighted to be a principal partner since April 2018 to contribute to the strength, expansiveness and audacity of the Festival. For 2019, we are proud to support artists Aicha El Beloui and Mehdi Annassi from the Moroccan collective Skefkef and poet Amar Hlehel as Artists-in-Residence in London leading up to the festival.

Learn more about their events here.

Seeta Patel presents 'The Rite of Spring'

9 - 23 May
Touring the UK

Taking the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam with its intricate rhythmic footwork, expressive prowess, geometric and dynamic movements, award-winning choreographer Seeta Patel takes on the challenge of re-imagining the iconic The Rite of Spring for an international cast of Bharatanatyam dancers.

Bagri Foundation is delighted to be the principal sponsor for the tour, supporting Seeta’s work at an early stage.

Learn more here.