Excerpted from MASH India
Najmun Nahar Keya spent five years in Tokyo, on the prestigious Monbukagakusho Japanese government scholarship, awarded to one emerging Bangladeshi artist every year. These five years have had a disproportionately high impact on her art, and on her person. An immigrant in a country not known to welcome immigrants, brought out in her a very a talent of finding beauty; even when it is buried deep. Her art, too, embraced Japanese art in nuanced ways.