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Malik Sajad
C/o Malik Copper Store, Firdousabad, Lane 2,
Batamaloo, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India,
+91 9419 076795
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA)
Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Daily Editorial Cartoonist January 2003 – present
Greater Kashmir Newspaper & Urdu-edition Uzma, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Cover Designer / Cartoonist January 2007 – January 2008
Combat Law – International Human Rights Magazine, New Delhi, India
Designer / Animator September 2005 – August 2007
Door Darshan Kendre, Kashmiri Television Channel, Srinagar, Kashmir India
Weekly Editorial Cartoonist December 2000 – September 2002
Al-Safa, Urdu Language Newspaper, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Astonishment of Being November, 2009
Birla Art Gallery, Calcutta, India
Group art show Curated By Deeksha Nath, works of 12 artists from different parts of India was displayed.
Kashmir Art and Culture by Malik Sajad May 2009
Front Street Art House, Salem, Massachusetts, USA
An art show to bring in notice the Kashmiri art and its destruction amount the international Audience. US Filmmaker, Elayne McCabe, organized the show.
“Terrorism of Peace” September 2008
Open Frames (exploring conflict) Festival, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Organized by Public Service Broadcasting Trust to display artwork in an international film festival about peace and conflict. The installation featured photos and cartoons hanging inside rolls of barbed wire with some empty alcohol bottles. This public exhibition at the festival lasted for 8 days.
“Grave of Chinar” August 2008
Self-organized public exhibit, Srinagar, Kashmir
A self-organized exhibition at a public park where all the Chinar trees are dying due to carelessness. The installation was paintings about green landscapes, people, of Kashmir on the dry peel of the Chinar trees lying broken, scattered on the ground, at their respective places on the ground for the public display. This was all exhibited using the dying grove of Chinar as part of the ambience and backdrop.
“Black and White” November 2008
South Asian Cartoon Congress
Himal South Asia Magazine, Katmandu, Nepal.
International cartoon exhibition, Organized by Himal Magazine.
“Kashmir in Black and White” April 2006
National Students Film Festival
Anhad, an NGO, Ahmadabad, Gujarat & Srinagar Kashmir
The film festival included 16 selected short films and documentaries from different parts of India. “Kashmir in Black and White”, was declared as the winning movie.
● OTHER WORKS – a dynamic website of my work: cartoons, photos, paintings, etc.
Azaadi – a full-length movie by an American-Israeli Filmmaker about the Kashmir conflict. I composed cartoons and contributed frames from my Graphic novel, which are used as part of the narrative.
“Say It’s Possible” Climate Change Concert in Kashmir (December 5, 2009) – designed a set for an awareness-raising concert featuring US singer-songwriter Terra Naomi organized by international development agency, Mercy Corps.
“Terrorism of Peace”, a non-fiction graphic novel about my experience as a Kashmiri artist in Delhi. Published by The Caravan, a New Delhi based literary magazine in March 2009.
“Identity Card”, a Non Fiction Graphic Novel by Malik Sajad, “Snowmen and Kalashnikovs: An Anthology of Dispatches from Kashmir”, Picador, UK. Expected release in 2010.
“Lost and Found”, International Center for Literacy and Culture (ICLC), Katmandu, Nepal, 2005.
A book for children of conflict zones titled “Lost and Found”, together with other writers and artist from South Asian countries.
Poland 2004, International cartoon exhibition for which 30 cartoons were selected out of 1600 works to put in the museum.
Chenai, India 2006, International cartoon exhibition, 20 artworks were selected for the exhibition and publication.
Tehran, Iran 2007, International art exhibition organized by Iran Visual Art House.
2004 Portrait of the President of India, Chosen by the Directorate of School Education, Jammu & Kashmir, to present a painting to APJ Abu Kalam, the President of India on behalf of Kashmiri students.
2003 Student of the Year Award, Presented by the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mr. Mufti Mohd Syed in a state level function of teachers. Was selected on the basis of academics and for being one of the world’s youngest editorial cartoonist.
SKILLS Installation art, photography, painting, graphic novel, illustrations/ cartoons, Animation, Digital art, filmmaking, sculpture, graphic design, and web design.
MEDIUMS Watercolor, ink, acrylic, posters, paper pulp, clay, wood, oil, charcoal.
MULTIMEDIA Adobe Package: Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Dream viewer, Premier, Coral Paint, Toon Boom Studio, Coral Draw, 3D Max
ACADEMIC REFERENCES Prof. Masood Hussain, Head of Department, Institute of Music and Fine Arts,
Srinagar, Kashmir, India, Phone: +91 9419 038394
Dr. Nicole Wolf, Lecturer, Visual Culture, Goldsmiths College, London