Kamruzzaman Shadhin | Bio
Bio

Kamruzzaman Shadhin
Born in 1974, Thakurgaon, Bangladesh.

EDUCATION
M.F.A. 1999, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka
B.F.A. 1996, Faculty of Fine Arts, Dhaka University, Dhaka

AWARDS
– 2016 Grand Jury Award, 17th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
– 2014 Honorable Mention Award, 16th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

SOLO EXHIBITION
– 2016 ‘Rooted in Soil’, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka, Bangladesh

MAJOR GROUP EXHIBITIONS
– 2018 ‘Haven is Elsewhere’, Dhaka Art Summit.
– 2017 ‘Boat to Heaven’, Performative Installation, Transformation/Reformation, Leipzig, Germany.
– 2016 ‘Greed’, Installation, 17th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
– 2016 International SOLO Festival, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, Thailand
– 2016 ‘Amity’, Group painting exhibition, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, Thailand
– 2016 ‘In-Site’, Environmental art workshop and exhibition, EMK Center, Dhaka.
– 2015 ‘Project Dreamhunt’, Video installation, 21st National Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
– 2015 ‘Voices within times’, Audio and installation, 1 mile² Dhaka, Britto Arts Trust.
– 2014 ‘Across the line’, Video installation, 16th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
– 2014 ‘Roots’ (sound work), ‘Migration and Movement’, Voices Breaking Boundaries, USA.
– 2014 ‘Crossing the Lines’, Video installation, Voices Breaking Boundaries, USA.
– 2014 Group exhibition organized by International Artist’s Satooyano-Kai, Tokyo and Ibaraki, Japan.
– 2013 ‘Exploring Rituals’, Video work, Voices Breaking Boundaries, USA.
– 2012  ‘MAKE A FOREST’, Installation, organized by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh
– 2012  Indo-Bangla Public Art Show, Installation, organized by Chhobir Haat, Bangladesh and Tripura Sangskritik Samannoy Kendro, India at Chhobir Haat, Dhaka, Bangladesh
– 2011  19th National Art Exhibition, Installation, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
– 2009  18th National Art Exhibition, Installation, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
– 2008  13th Asian Biennale Art Exhibition, Installation, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
– 2008  10 Contemporary Bangladeshi Young Artists Exhibition at Chuwa Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
– 2004  Project Air Bash, Group open-air Bamboo sculpture display, British Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh
– 2002  Traditional metal casting (Dokra) exhibition, ‘Dokrar Daake’, Indian Cultural Centre, Dhaka,  organized by Britto Arts Trust

MAJOR WORKSHOPS / RESIDENCIES
– 2017 ‘In-Site ii’, Community art workshop, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2017 ‘The Feel of Things -Action Required’, Collaborative Art Project, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
– 2017 ‘Transformation/Reformation – Art for Social Change’, Leipzig, Germany.
– 2016 ‘In-Site’, Environmental art workshop, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2015  1 mile² Dhaka, Britto Arts Trust
– 2014 ‘The Future is Handmade’, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2014 Land Art Workshop, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2014 Painting residency workshop organized by International Artists Satooyano-Kai, Ibaraki, Japan.
– 2013 ‘Roots’, Collaborative art workshop in Balia, Thakurgaon, organized by Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Bangladesh.
– 2013  Britto International Artists’ Workshop, organized by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.
– 2012  ‘MAKE A FOREST’, workshop at Dohar, Dhaka, organized by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh.
– 2012  Art Workshop organized by Tripura Sangskritik Samannoy Kendro, India and Chhobir Haat Bangladesh at Agartala, Tripura, India.
– 2011  Local Art workshop ‘Prantik-er Prakritajan’ – 4 at Netrokona, Bangladesh, organized by Britto Arts Trust.
– 2009  Art camp on Ecological Diversity at Modhupur Forest, organised by Britto Arts Trust
– 2009  1 mile² Dhaka, Public art programme, Organized by Britto Arts Trust
– 2004  Art camp for alternate visualization and thinking, Chitrak Art Gallery, Dhaka.
– 2002  Monthlong traditional metal casting (dokra) workshop, West Bengal, India, organized by Britto Arts Trust

PERFORMANCES
– 2017 ‘Vessel of Life’, In-Site ii, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2017 ‘No One Wants Us’,  Native Myth 3, Back Art Foundation, Maheshkhali, Bangladesh.
– 2017 ‘Boat to Heaven’, Alliance Francaise Dhaka.
– 2017 ‘Roar’, D’LAB, Dhaka Live Art Biennale & National Performance Art Festival, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
– 2016 ‘Boat to Heaven’, International SOLO Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
– 2014 ‘To each his own faith, one with nature’, Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, Thakurgaon.
– 2014 ‘Khachar Biruddhe’, National Parliament Building, Bangladesh.
– 2013 ‘Good News’, performance at the exhibition “News Food” by Wakilur Rahman, at the National Museum on the occasion of 15 years of ProthomAlo.
– 2013, ‘Humanity is a Fake Word’, Chhobir Haat.
– 2012  ‘Dhaka Walk’ – A performative exploration of the city in collaboration with artists Diana Wesser, Germany organized by Britto Arts Trust.
– 2011 ‘Khelaram Khele Ja’, Collaborative performance, Netrokona, Bangladesh.

OTHER WORKS
– 2015 ‘Humanity is a fake word’, sand sculpture, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
– 2013 ‘Humanity is a fake word’, Graffiti, Chhobir Haat, Dhaka.
– 2000 ‘Hang me or I will hang you all’, Installation, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

OTHER PROJECTS
– 2010 Renovation of ‘Balia Mosque’ – a 200 hundred year old mosque in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS
– Founder of Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts
– Founder member of Chhobir Haat, a public art movement in Bangladesh since 2003