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Ashim Purkayastha

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born in digboi, assam.
1992-94 Master of Fine arts, Kala Bhavan, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
1987-92 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kala Bhavan,Visva Bharati, Santiniketan.
awards & scholarships
2004 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York, USA.
2001 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada.
1997 Junior Fellowship, HRD, Government of India.
1993 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foudation Award, Canada.
1988-92 Assam State Cultural Scholarship.
solo shows
2006 Borderline, Rabindra Bhavan, LKA, New Delhi and Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata,
Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2006 Dilli Dilwalon Ki’, Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2004-05 Attached Wings’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Sridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 Gandhi/Man Without Specs’, Khoj, New Delhi.
2001 Insured Home’, CIMA Gallery, Kolkata.
1999 Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
group shows
2006 Subcontingent, The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, curated by Ilaria
Bonacossa & Francesco Manacorda, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,
Torino, Italy.
2006 Lila/play: Contemporary Miniatures and New Art from South Asia curated by
Haema Sivanesan. An exhibition in conjunction with Festival at Melbourn 2006,
Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival at Span Gallery.
2006 Shadow Line, a group show of drawing, Vadehra, New Delhi.
2005 Self X Social: Self, Stranger, Parent, Recourse, Worker’, conceived by
Geeta Kapur, School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi.
2005 ‘Negotiating Matter/s’ curated by Roobina Karode, Anant Art Gallery,
New Delhi.
2004 Hindu Moon In Mughal Garden’, Nature Morte, New Delhi.
2004 The Making of India Project’, SAHAMAT, Lalit Kala Akademi,NewDelhi.
2003 Project: ‘Parcel Cover’, National Exhibition, Kalakendra, Guwahati, Assam
2002 ‘Young Contemporaries from Santiniketan’, curated by Jogen Chowdhury
in association with Gallery Espace, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
2000 ‘Faces’ presented by Gallery Espace and Design Art, Dubai & New Delhi.
1998 ‘New Perceptions, Images and Media’, organised CIMA, Kolkata,
Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi.
1998 ‘Cryptograms’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai.
1997 ‘Palash’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1996 VI Bharat Bhavan Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art, Bhopal.
1993 Art Exhibition, State Art Gallery, Guwahati.
1992 ‘Print Today’, Bangalore.
1990 Group Exhibition, Guwahati.
2006 Kolkata KHOJ, International Artists Workshop, Baruipur.
2005 Britto International Artists’ Workshop, Bangladesh.
2002-03 Site specific Workshop ‘Soonapan’, curated by Amit Mukhopadhyay,
organised by Crossways Communication, Kishangarh, Rajasthan.
1998 National Seminar and young artist camp on the occasion of 50 years of
Indian Independence, Lalit Kala Kendra, Kolkata and Santiniketan.
1998 Organised and participated in the workshop- Art , Craft and Storytelling,
Digboi, Assam.
Lives and works in New Delhi.