Reetu Sattar

Reetu Sattar, HARANO SUR (lost tune), 2016. Performance. Photo: Farhad Rahman

Reetu Sattar, HARANO SUR (lost tune), 2016. Performance. Photo: Farhad Rahman

Reetu Sattar (b. 1981, Dhaka, Bangladesh) is a Dhaka-based theatre actor, director and performance artist working with performativity, video, text, and objects. Her time-based work explores presence and absence, memory, loss, resilience, and the ephemerality of existence. She is interested in the similarities, overlaps and clashes of forms in theatre and performance art, and the relationship between the body and ego. Sattar plays with the traditional tropes of theatre through the voice, conversations, sound, props, costume, and sculptural elements.

Recent exhibitions and performances include Para/Site, Hong Kong, China (2017); Jim Thompson Art Centre, Bangkok, Thailand (2017); Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK (2017); Chobimela ix, International Photography Festival, Bangladesh (2017); 16th and 17th Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014 and 2016); National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015); South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014); and Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2014).

Reetu Sattar is co-commissioned with Dhaka Art Summit, as part of the New North and South