Born in Bangladesh and came to Belgium in 1991. Background study in Bangladesh was Bachelor in Architecture. She studied two post graduate masters in Belgium: Master in Architecture in Human settlements and Master in Ecology followed by a doctoral study.
She works presently with STABO Engineers  www.stabo.be , Leuven, Belgium.

Shuktara started with Visual arts (beeldende kunst) supervised by Danielle Siongers (academy year 2005- 2007) and followed a course in Painting (Higher degree + Specialization, academy year 2007- 2016) with the supervision of Hilde Overbergh, Quinten IngelaereWannes Lecompte, Harlinde De Mol, Katelijne Laroy at the academy of Leuven http://www.slac.be.

Higher degree in Interdisciplinary Art/Vakoverschrijdend (academy year 2016-2017, 2017-2018) with supervision of Marc Horemans (www.marchoremans.com), academy of Leuven http://www.slac.be.

Present involvement (academy year 2018-2019):Project studio+Interactive media, with supervision of Marc Horemans+Beatrijs Albers & Jan Missotten, academy of Leuven http://www.slac.be.

Group Exhibitions (through selections)

Belfius Art, headquarters Belfius, Pachecolaan 44 in Brussels, Belgium - (won Public price)


De Groote Kunstexpo, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Minderbroedersgang 5 2800 Mechelen, Belgium  - (won Public price)


SLAC (studio Hilde Overbergh), De schuur van A, Wijgmaalsesteenweg 10, Leuven, Belgium

INSIDE-OUTSIDE (gallery Hannah, Herent) with Paul de Win, Ceramist


International Women's Day (with organization Leuven-diversity and equal opportunities department ), March

SETAC EUROPE exhibition in Brussel, June

PILOT1 exhibition in STUK , Leuven, July

MCH, Leuven-solo exhibition, September and October