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BISHWAJIT GOSWAMI
Born in Netrokona, Bangladesh 20th November 1981

Education
2007 - B.F.A in Drawing & Painting (First class with Distinction), Faculty of Fine Art,
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2010 - M.F.A in Painting (First class with Distinction), Kala Bhavana, Visva – Bharati-
University, Santiniketan, India. (Under ICCR Scholarship 2008-2010)
2011 - Graphics (1 year foreign casual course), Kala Bhavana, Visva - Bharati University,
Santiniketan in India.

Solo Presentation
2011 - Presenting Selected Artworks at Izumi,Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - Presenting Selected Artworks at Nordic Club Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2015 - “In Motion” a Solo Show at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Selected Group Exhibition: National

2002, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 - 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Young Artist Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
at National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 - 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th National Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at
National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2008 - Special show of Art Works by participants of the workshop conducted by British Artist Clare     
Mitten organized by Bengal Foundation and British Council Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2008 - Print Making Exhibition at Bengal Art Gallery organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka.   
2012 - Group Exhibition at Cosmos Gallery based on Sundarban ( A mangrove forest ) and Bengal Tiger, Bangladesh.
2013 - " Love is in the Air" A selected Artist Couple Show at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - A selected Artist Group Show at Gallery 21, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - "The Excitement in Things Various" 12 Artists Spanning Three Generations, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - Celebrate 10 years journey of Gallery Kaya, a Selective Artists Exhibition, Gallery Kaya, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - 100 years Celebration Art Show at National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - A charity show for Nepal (Earth quack victim), Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - A group print exhibition “Under Pressure,” at the Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 - A selective group show titled “Then & Now” curated by Zeenath Rahamatulla at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 - Bangladeshi 10 Young contemporary artists show selected by Samdani Art Foundation for Europe Day 2014 at Westin hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 - “Shadow of Concave” a 10days long print workshop based show, participating as a guest artist at Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 - Annual Art Exhibition, Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University.
2014 - A selective 8 Artist group show titled “Mother” curetted by Katerina Don at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2016 - A selective 5 Artist group show titled “Return to Nature” organized by Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Selected Group Exhibition: International
2005 - Young Bangladeshi Artist Watercolor Exhibition, Gallery Chayamachi, Osaka, Japan.
2008 - Group Art Exhibition by 6 Young Artists, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts & Weavers Studio in India.
2008 - International Art Exhibition at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata.
2008 - The 9th Eastern Region Art Exhibition at Birala Academy of Art& Culture, India.
2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 - 13th, 14th, 15th , 16th  Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009 - “Art Wind Rises” International Art Exhibition at X-Power Gallery, Beverley Hills, California, U.S.A.
2009 - International Group Art Exhibition, Jhahangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India.
2009 - A curetting show by Amitava Sen Gupta, 6 Young painters from India and Bangladesh at Chemould Gallery, Park Street, Kolkata, India.
2010 - The 3rd Photographic Exhibition organized by BIKSHAN, at Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India.
2011 - India-Bangladesh art summit, Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, India.
2011 - Mélange - An Art Show to Inspire the Senses, organized by Nirvana & ICP, at the Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, India.
2011 -“Moving Images 9” contemporary art show by nine groundbreaking Bangladeshi-born Artists, Saffron art Gallery, New York, US.
2012 - "Art Asia Miami", International Asian Contemporary Art, Representing Bangladesh along with 4 artists, Florida, US.
2012 - 15th Beijing International Art Expo, Beijing, China.
2012 - 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing National Art Museum, China.
2013 - Setouchi Art Triennial, Japan.
2013 - "Southern Breeze" 11 artists group show, Akabane Bivio Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
2013 - Britto International 3 Artist Residency Show at Britto Space – Britto Art Trust, Dhaka.
2012, 2014, 2016 – 1st, 2nd, 3rd Dhaka Art Summit organized by Samdani Art Foundation & Bangladesh Shilpakola Academy, National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2014 - SAARC Artist Camp at Bandarban, Bangladesh.
2014 - Japan Bangladesh international exchange exhibition at The Art Centre Complex of Tokyo, Japan.
2015 –“POLYPHONY” an Art Exhibition, Faculty Member of Drawing & Painting Department,
Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Chayamachi Gallery, Osaka, Japan.
2015 –“Confluence of Minds & Interplay of Colours”, a Group Art Exhibition by reputed Bangladeshi Artists & National University of Arts and Culture of Yangon,             Myanmar,  The Yangon Gallery & National Museum organized by The Embassy of the People`s Republic of Bangladesh, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015 - 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing National Art Museum, China.
2016 - China, South Asia, Southeast Asia International Art Exhibition (Oil Painting), Yunnan Fine Art Museum, China.

Major Awards / Scholarship /Grants: National

2000 - Best Media Award, Pencil, Annual Exhibitions of Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.  
2001 - In Memory of Shahid Nona Mia Award, Pen & Ink, Annual Exhibitions of Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
2004 - 2005 - One year Scholarship for Fine Art background from Aminul Islam Trust.
2005 - Best Poster Design Award, somobay odhidoptar, People Republics of Bangladesh.
2005 - Father of the Nation Award (Bongabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman), Bangladesh.
2005 - Artist Anowarul Haq Smrity Award for Oil Painting, Annual Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.  
2006 - Special Prize for Wood cut Print in the Young Artist Exhibition, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
2006, 2007 - One year Scholarship for Fine Art background from Aminul Islam Trust.
2007 - Honorable Mention Award for Experimental Artwork organized by Bangladesh     
Shilpakala Academy & Artist Rashed Smriti Parshad at National Art Gallery, Dhaka.
2007, 2008, 2009 -   12th, 13th, 14th Berger Young Painters Award, Bangladesh.
2008 - Outstanding Merit Award from D.U. Alumni Association Cooperation with Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, Bangladesh.
2008 - Awarded "Shilpacharzya Zainul Abedin Scholarship", Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
2008 - 16th Young Artist Honorable Mention Award, 16th Young Artist Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
at National Art Gallery, Bangladesh.
2008 - Best Media Award for Experimental Artwork, Annual Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.  
2009 - 18th National Award " Vasa Sainik Gaziul Haque", 18 th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at
National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2010 -Best Media Award in Painting, 17th Young Artist Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at
National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2011 -19th National Award- "Bangle Foundation Award", 19th National Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy at National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.     
2012 -18th Young Artist 2012 Award, 18th Young Artist Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at
National Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - Grand Prize, 100 years Celebration Art Show at National Museum, Dhaka.

Awards / Scholarship /Grants: International
2008 -  The 9th Eastern Region Art Award in Mixed Media, India.
2008, 2010 - ICCR Scholarship, India.
2009 - The Elizabeth Green shield Foundation Award, Canada.
2011 - The Elizabeth Green shield Foundation Award, Canada.
2012 - "Top Influential Gallery Award"- One of the Participating Artist of Bengal Gallery, 15th Beijing International Art Expo, China.
2014 - 16th Asian Art Biennale, Honorable Mention Award, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy at National Art Gallery, Bangladesh.

Workshop/ Residency/Symposium/Seminars

2008 - One month Art Workshop under the Contemporary Young British Artist Clare Mitten, Bengal Foundation and British Council Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2008 - Egg Tempera Workshop under the famous Artist Shahid Kobir, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2008 - Print Making Workshop under the two famous Indian Print Maker Nirmolandu Bishwas & Pinak Roy organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2012 - "Water Cooperation", 12 artists group Artist Camp at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
2012 - Attended symposium, Topic: Future & Reality, 5th Beijing International Art Biennale, China.
2013 - 3 Artists International Residency at Britto Space, Britto Art Trust, Dhaka.
2014 - SAARC Artist Camp at Bandar ban hill track, Bangladesh.
2015 - Attended symposium, Topic: Dream & Memory, 6th Beijing International Art Biennale, China.
2015 - International Artist Seminar & Conference Residency, Topic: China in the Eyes of Foreign Artists.
2014 -10 days Artist Residency, Japan Bangladesh international exchange activities & exhibition, Tokyo, Japan.
2015 –“Confluence of Minds & Interplay of Colours”, a selected Group Art Workshop, reputed Artist from Bangladeshi and Myanmar, organized by The Embassy of
the People`s Republic of Bangladesh, Yangon, Myanmar.
2015 – International Artist Residency selected by Yangzhou Artist Association, Yangzhou, China.
2016 - 12 days Artist Residency, South Asia, Southeast Asia International Art Exhibition (Oil Painting) & exchange program, Yunnan, China.   
2016 - Guest speech, China southeast South Asia International Art & Literature week, Yunnan, China.

Workshop Conducted/coordinated

2007 - Class on Aesthetic & Composition in Photography (2007 A Batch), Dhaka University Photography Society.
2011 - "Vibration of Media & Surroundings"- Conducted an Out-door based 10 Days Art
Workshop along with 32 students of University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2013 - Leading a Workshop on "Technical Painting" at American international school, Dhaka.
2014 - Coordinated a Workshop on "performance art practice" by Polish Sculptor Pawel Althamer, Faculty of Fine Art,
Dhaka University, supported by Samdani Art Foundation.
2014 - Coordinated a Workshop on "performance art practice" by Nikhil Chopra  at Faculty of Fine Art,
Dhaka University supported by Samdani Art Foundation.
2014 - Coordinated an Artist Talk by Professor Sandeep Mukharjee at Faculty of Fine Art,
Dhaka University supported by Samdani Art Foundation.


Present Position

Lecturer
Department of Drawing and Painting,
Faculty of Fine Art,
Dhaka University.
Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh.    
Phone: PABX No. 9661920-73 Extn. 8573

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