The most significant turning point in the history of new media was the formation of Britto Art Trust by artists Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi under the aegis of Triangle Art Network. Britto unrelentingly promoted works in new media including installation, performance, photography and digital video clipping, creating and thus connecting a wide range of artists seeking newer forms of expressions. The workshops and residencies offered by there paved the way for more and more innovative works in new media.
More and more practitioners tilted towards photo and video installations. Tayeba Begum Lipi’s installations, done with an impeccable combination of videos and photos have established her as one of the exponents of feminist art in Bangladesh as well as in South Asia. Her works also show a global awareness of new media art by women. Her remarkable works include Little Learner, Amader Chhoto Nodi (Our Small River), I Wed Myself, Agony and Home.
Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Niloofar Chaman, Tanzila Tushi, Nazia Andalib Preema, Sumona Akhter, Marzia Farhana and expatriate artist Runa Islam, among many other female artists, have presented viewers and authorities with works of outstanding height.
The new waves influenced a lot of painters, printmakers, sculptors etc. to turn attention to cross-media works. Among many others, Dilara Begum Jolly, Ronni Ahmmed and Joya Sherin Hoque have made remarkable contributions to installations.
Ronni Ahmmed, who’s also a famous painter, came up with authentic video installations filling them with streaks of absurdum that also informs his painting.
The first breed of artists emerging from new media workshops included Imran Hossain Piplu, Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisti, Raihan Ahmed Rafi, Ashfaqul Alam Rony.
In 2004 Abu Naser Robi set up Porapara in Chattogram where Mahbubur Rahman conducted a workshop on kinetic sculpture. In 2003, a year earlier, an organization called Santaran had embarked on the art scene with the same aim of promoting new media artists. These events altogether helped create a host of artists working in new media.
These new media promoting community networks continued to grow with many of their member artists enrolling in courses on digital media at famous universities across South Asia. Rafiqul Shuvo, Mithu Sen and Anisuzzaman Shohel are few names among them in the early 2010.Video installations and video clips were increasingly becoming prominent in their works.