Sarker Protick has developed a practice that combines the roles of an image-maker, a teacher and infrequently a curator. His works revolve around the subjects of temporality, materiality of time and the metaphysical prospects of Light and Space. Working with Photography, Video and Sound, Protick has formed a series of works that are built on long-term surveys rooted in Bangladesh, while simultaneously exploring ideas that blurs the notion of geopolitical boundaries. Incorporating detailed observations and subtle gestures, his works propose a subjective space, often minimal, vast and atmospheric.
Protick is interested in themes such as alteration of land and border, colonial relics and modern ecological emergencies. His landscapes, portraits and photographic series engage philosophically with the specificities of personal and regional histories. He is the recipient of Joop Swart Masterclass, Light Work Residency, Magnum Foundation Fund, World Press Photo Award etc. He has exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals including Yokohama Triennale, Hamburg Triennale, Paris Photo, Dhaka Art Summit, 4A Center of Contemporary Asian Art, Kunst Haus Wien, Noor der licht, Singapore Art Week, Art Dubai and more.
Sarker Protick is a faculty member of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute and Co-curator at Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography.