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Monica Jahan Bose is Bangladeshi-American artist, lawyer, and activist whose work spans performance, painting, film, photography, printmaking, and interdisciplinary projects.  She often works in collaboration with rural and urban communities to address issues around gender and climate change.  Her solo performance/installations and exhibitions have been presented at Art Asia Miami, Twelve Gates Gallery, the Bangladesh National Museum,  the Brooklyn Museum, the DUMBO Arts Festival, (e)merge art fair, SELECT Art Fair (during Miami Basel), UNESCO, Galerie Deborah Zafman, and many other venues.  She studied art at Wesleyan University (USA) and Santiniketan (India) and has a law degree from Columbia University (USA).   Monica has received numerous commissions and awards, including an Art Lives Here grant in 2013, four separate grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (through the National Endowment for the Arts).

She is the creator of "Storytelling with Saris," a longterm collaborative art and advocacy project with 12 women from her ancestral island village, which is adversely impacted by climate change.  Monica lives and works in Washington, D.C. and Bangladesh. 

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