Age 7 Portal, Rohena Alam Khan, 2022
January 26, 2023, 5:00-8:00 pm | Hedreen Gallery
Artist Talk with curator Arielle Simmons and Rohena Alam Khan
March 9, 2023, 5:00 pm (reception to follow) | Hedreen Gallery
April 13, 2023, 5:00-8:00 pm | Hedreen Gallery
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday-Sunday, 1-6 pm
Shaped by Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971, Rohena Alam Khan creates as her father once raised his rifle, each layer a battle cry for freedom. Her homage to Phoolan Devi, the Bandit Queen, looms larger than life, honoring bravery against violent and oppressive patriarchy. In Age 7 Portal, she visits her own history, depicting a time after combatting sexual assault as a child, now fiercely equipped with protective companions - weapons, tigers, and water lilies.
A woman of both modern Bangladesh and the world, Alam Khan engages the revolutionary spirit she was endowed with at birth, inspiring strength for the long fight to dismantle inequity in her interdisciplinary solo exhibition, Rohena Alam Khan: Daughter of Revolution. She’ll open the reception (January 26th, 5pm) with a Bharatanatyam performance that disrupts Muslim Bangladeshi societal expectations as she connects with her own body, in public.
>> If you can't join us in person on January 26 for the dance performance, you can join us on Zoom here. <<