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Halcyon Tarp, 2009 Installation 600 X 430 X 280 Cm © Ota Fine Arts, tokyo
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From the series “Distance from the Past” (mirage/newab1) , 2013-14 Mixed Media Drawing On Homemade Paper [Halite (Na Cl), Bound Dry Ink, Acrylic, Pigments, Water And Pencil] 43.2 X 63.5 Cm © Courtesy of the artist & Ota Fine Arts
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FIROZ MAHMUD (b. in Khulna)

 http://firozmahmud.com/  

EDUCATION

2003/4: Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten,Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008: Research & PhD, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo

2001: MFA,Painting, Dhaka University, Institute of Fine Arts, Bangladesh

1997: BFA, Painting, Dhaka University, Institute of Fine Arts, Bangladesh

ARTIST RESIDENCY/Art Camp

2009: OZU Culture Center, Artist Residency, Umane /Rome, Italy

2009: Sharjah Art Museum, Halcyon Tarp Project, Sharjah UAE

2000: Kolkata Nandonik, Kolkata, India

1998: Royal Over Seas League/ROSL, London, UK

1997: National Art Gallery, Dhaka , Bangladesh (Workshop)

EXHIBITION: SOLO (selected)

2010: `Whatever they are scolded your star is safe` Asbestos Art Space, Bandung, Indonesia

2010: Firoz Mahmud, Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo

2009: `Belief = Be live`, OZU Sapce, Umane, Italy

2007: ‘Flying Pixels from flying man’, BV & STVCV project, Khulna Vision TV & Dhaka intercity Bus service , Bangladesh

2006: BV & SS-X`CHANGE, Khulna Vision TV & BRAC NGO elementary school,Khulna , Bangladesh

Dis-tinc-tion’, Plaza Gallery, Tokyo

2005: ‘MAnifeSTATION/ layer report 27, 27’, Setagaya Arts Foundation, Tokyo

Setagaya Art Museum (P.G.), Tokyo

2003: ‘GreenDelta’(24h),’Level ID’& ’PepsiMISTERYcola’, ProjectruimteOost, Nord &

Mediaschip, Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam

Laughter’ , Das Spielhaus, Berlin

Floss’ (S/S/P), Mayor Plaza, Madrid

Who’s Who’ (Interactive Art Project; P&T) Hub spots in Glasgow & Edinburgh

2002: ‘Memoir012345678901’, La Gallery, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka

2001: ‘When Situation Happens’, Zainul Gallery, IFA, Dhaka

2000:’Domineering Domination’ Institute Of Fine Arts, Dhaka

1999: “Quest of Authenticity”, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka

GROUP Exhibition (selected)

2010: I want you !, Mori Art Center Gallery, ( Roppongi Hills/Mori Art Museum), Tokyo (Judges: Hasegawa Yuko & Others ...)

1st Aichi Triennale 2010, Nagoya, Japan (Curator: Akira Tatehata/Pier Luigi Tazzi/Jochen Volz) /http://www.aichitriennale.jp/

`Hakase ten` The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Ueno, Tokyo (Nov / Dec)

Sustainable Art project, Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo

Group exhibition, Bengal Art Gallery, Dhaka

`Art project 2009mini`, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan (Shortlisted among 5)

2009: `Art project Ideas`, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / Hiroshima MOCA, Hiroshima

`Cities and walls ` 5th Tashkent Biennial, Uzbekistan

4th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Kokushitsu Dynamo Art Project), Nigata, Japan

`Machinakaart Project` Ueno Town Art Museum, Tokyo

`personally political - contemporary sensation` , kunsthausTacheles, Berlin (Curator:Barbara Fragogna)

`6x609` Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York

9th Sharjah Art Biennial-`Provision for the Future`, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE (Curator: Esabel Carlos)

2008: 11th Cairo Art Biennial, `the Other`, Arts Palace, Cairo, Egypt (Curator: Ehab Ellaban )

Firoz Mahmud, Tokuro Usui, Arryan Snowball, Union Gallery, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo

Sovereign Asian Art Exhibition, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

13th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh, National Art Gallery, Dhaka

(`Anomalies` Art project with Sawa Hiraki, Hiroharu Mori and Ozawa Tsuyoshi)

'Spirit of Travel': LVP, The Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong & Tumon Sands Plaza, Tumon, Guam

30AAPA, Star Hill Center/LV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

`When Switch off Mobile…talk Eloquently’ Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo (Curator: Ozawa Tsuyoshi/Tsuruta Yoriko)

`..cret Auction` Command N/KANDADA , Tokyo

Sovereign Asian Art Prize, The Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong

ShContemporary08, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China

`Machi to Ato’, Art Project, Kojima Art Plaza, Tokyo

2007: `Visualizing onto dream` project, BRAC NGO elementary school,Khulna , Bangladesh

`Sotsuten`, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo

`KOTONOBA’-Sustainable Art Project exhibition, Kyu-Iwasaki-Tei Museum, Tokyo

Contemporary Art from Bangladesh, Art Nexus, Beijing, China

National Art Gallery (Shilpakala Academy), Dhaka

Asian art , Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong (Curator/Nominator: David Elliot)

KINKO, Nihon Ginko Walking Art Museum, Tokyo

2006: Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial (Curator: Fram Kitagawa/Hau Honru), Nigata, Japan

`Asian Youth Artists`, Changwon Sungsan Art Hall, Korea (2005)

Art Kawasaki, JFE/Th!nk, Kawasaki (2005)

ROSL Selection, East West Gallery, London, UK (Curator: David Solomon)

2005: Fuchu Art Museum, (Curator: Motoe Kunio), Tokyo

`Life Once More`, With Barbara Visser, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, Rotterdam, NL

`Japonder’, Setagaya Art foundation, Tokyo

2004: ‘East meets West’ (Curator Chang Tsong- Zung), Venice, Italy

2003: Open Atelier, Rijksakademie VBK, Amsterdam, Netherlands

River side Gallery, NC, USA

2002: Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka (2000)

10 Contemporary Artists of Bangladesh’, National Art Gallery, Dhaka

Auction of paintings/Art exhibition, ICDDR,B, Dhaka

10 Contemporary Artists from Bangladesh (Curator: Francisco Ippolito), Metropolitan-

Gallery Mostings& Byggeriets Hus, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Young Art, Bangladesh National Art Gallery, Dhaka (1998, 96 & 94)

2001: ‘Epar+Oper, Kolkata Nandonik, Calcutta, India. (2000)

`Contemporary Art of Bangladeshi `, Chuwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Galerie-F reiraum, Waltrop & Bonn, Germany

East- West Gallery, London, U.K.

`Contemporary Japan & Bangladeshi Art`, Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo, Japan

Reflection 2’ Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta, India

`Contemporary Artists from Bangladesh` Gallery Kusabue, Nagoya, Japan

2000: Berger Exhibition, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka

National Art Exhibition, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka (1998)

Contemporary Bangladeshi Art exhibition, Beijing, China

Art Space Rashinban, Tokyo, Japan

`Reflection 2’ Birla Academy of Art, Calcutta, India

Galerie-F reiraum, Waltrop & Bonn, Germany

Gallery Kusabue, Nagoya, Japan

East- West Gallery, London, U.K.

Royal Over-seas League, London, Concurse RNCM, Manchester

Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland 

AWARD/PRIZE/GRANT

2010: Short listed, Yoshihara Jiro Memorial Art Project 2009mini, Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Osaka, Japan

http://www.osaka-art.jp/genbi/competition/yoshiwara_ap2009/2nd.html

2009: `Art project Ideas-Ozawa Tsuyoshi Prize`, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art / MOCA, Hiroshima

2007: Research project Grant from Arts Networks Asia (ANA), Singapore

2007: Kaiseikai Foundation Grants, Tokyo & Asia Open Art Forum, Tokyo

2003: Fellowship, Rijksakademie VBK, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

2003: Travel grants to Europe by Stitching Trust Fond, Netherlands

2000: Berger National Young Award, Dhaka

1999: ’Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants’, Canada

1998: ‘Countess Enid Driscoll-Spa. Prize’, Royal Over-seas League, London, U.K.

1997: Experimental work prize, Institute of Fine Arts, Dhaka

1997: Khalaghar National Art Prize, Dhaka

1995:‘Shilpachariya Zainul Gold Medal’ (All Media Best), Institute of fine art, Dhaka

Bibliography / PUBLICATIONS FEATURED IN (Articles/Reviews/Catalog)

Sharjah Live TV on 17 March,09, Sharjah, UAE; /Sharjah Biennial, Gulf News, UAE; /Second, (www),Firoz Mahmud, Peter Lewis, Feb, 2009 issue, Leeds, UK, /AGENDA KUNSTBUS `Agenda Firoz mahmud`, http://www.kunstbus.nl/cgi-bin/kuns... am=¸roz.../ http://universes-in-universe.org/en... bien/sharjah_biennial/2009/tour/museum, RSS Daily World News-At_Sharjah_Biennale_9 http://www.mikmuk.com/rss/ article.php? title=At_Sharjah_Bi... ;03/26/2009: "At Sharjah Biennale 9" by Valerie Grove, /`Exhibition review-When you switch off the mobile, painting start to talk eloquently`,W/V ,ART iT, July 7,2008 / Gameni Monogatari o Tojikomeru’ by Kishi Keiko, The Mainichi Newspaper,Page-4,/2008.6.24, Tokyo , Japan;/ The monthly, Eiichi Hosokawa-‘The Window of Arts’, August 2008, page 32;/ Sustainable project ‘Bijutsu Thecho (BT)’, Tokyo, Feb-2008,/ FE, Asian Art, Hong Kong;’Frame’,/’StarMag’-Sep,2007,/,’Prestige’,p-416~421, Hong Kong, Sep2007; Nov,2007 p-70;/ Gallery, P-42, Vol.261, Jan 2007, Tokyo, Japan;/ Echigo –Tsumari Art Triennial (booklet/catalog), 2006,Nigata/Tokyo, Japan;/ Ca-Fe Autumn publication & catalog.,/ “Kawasaki Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition ”,Kawasaki, October 2005,P-17;/.Arjan Reinders, “Veel behaaglijk werk op de Rijksakademie”, Het parool, Nov. 30, 2003, Amsterdam, P-8 ;/Edited by Erick Beltran “Rijksakademie van Beeld.Kunsten 2003”(booklet),Dec 2003, Amsterdam, p-23/Trine ross, “fri kunst fra Bangladesh”, Politiken, Copenhagen, Denmark; 5, December, 2002, P-6/Sadeq Khan, “Oktoberfest of Paintings at La Galerie”, Holiday, Dhaka, Oct 18,2002, P-4/ Ulandssekretariatet LO/FTF Council, kunstnerne og forfatterne, “Kalantorer Roopkalpa Overgangsbilleder. Smtidskunst fra Bangladesh” (book), Denmark, ISBN 87-90858-18-2, 2002, p-23 & 37, 40-41;/ Fayza haq , “A world of colourful images, figures and semi abstract nations”, The Daily Star ,culture, October 4, 2002, Dhaka, P-12;/ Mustafa Zaman,“Memories of Firoz Mahmud”, Dhaka courier, Dhaka, 18 Oct., 2002, VOL.19 issue 12, P-36 ;/ Moinuddin khaled, “ei somoer dosh Shilpi”, Jugantor, Dhaka, 3 may, 2002, p- 7;/ Fayza haq, “phantasmagoria of everyday life”, Star, weekend magazine, Dhaka, VOL-5 Issue 239, p-29;/ Syed manzoorul islam, “Firoz Mahmud’s paintings and drawings”, The Independent, Dhaka, 8 April, 2000, P-,/ TH, “Firoz Mahmud, Bangladesh”, Overseas, The Royal Overseas league, London, UK, VOL. 84 No.4, Dec 1998 feb1999 ISSN 00307424, P- ;/ Shamim Ahsan & Tina Umnia, “Showcasing New Talent”, Star, weekend, Dhaka, Dec.8, 2000, P-4;/ MD. Jahangir Alam, “Firoz Mahmud’s Art depicts world of Tyranny”, Evidence, Dhaka, March 10, 2000, VOL.18th yr, No 1, P- 36;

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