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 has a fulltime job, works presently with STABO-MACOBO group www.macobo-stabo.be, Leuven, Belgium.

She has also a very demanding family life as a single mother. She is more than 12 years following the evening courses in the academy of arts and works on her paintings in her very limited free time.

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, Philippe De Smedt 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/Interdisciplinary Art with supervision of Marc Horemans, 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  (https://pilotleuven.wordpress.com/portfolio/drinking-water-crisis/)

PILOT1 exhibition in STUK , Leuven, July  (https://pilotleuven.wordpress.com/portfolio/hokjesdenken/)

MCH, Leuven-solo exhibition, September and October


Group Exhibition: Gemis en Verlangen  in September 

Wilsele dorp, Pastoor Legrandlaan 20, 3012 Wilsele-Dorp- Hannah Interculturele Projecten v.z.w.


The painting “FACELESS” is selected for All Women Art Exhibition-January 2019, for Special Recognition Award.