Ashok Karmaker

b. 1963, Bangladesh

Education

1988 : MFA, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

 Solo Exhibitions

2011 : Let there be Light, Installation Art Exhibition with light and sound, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka

1996 : Solo Mix Media Art Exhibition, organized by Rotary Club, Dhaka mid City; ‘Dark Hour’ a solo Installation Art Exhibition with light and sound in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Selected Group Exhibitions & Workshops

2011: Multi Disciplinary Art Exhibition, organized by Santaran
2010 : 101 Artist Art camp Exhibition, Dhaka Art Center
2009 : A Special Installation Shamaychitra for 10 years Celebration of Daily Prothom Alo
2008 : International Workshop by Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka
2002 : Installation art Shikor O Phool, Art South Asia Exhibition, Gallery Oldham UK; Installation art in the preview exhibition Shikor O Phool, British Council Auditorium, Bangladesh; ‘Art Unity for the Peace and Progress’, Charcoal Artist’s Group Exhibition
2001 : 1st Asian Digital Art Competition, Japan
2000 : ‘Right to Mother Language from Ekushey to the World’, Installation art on the occasion of  the International Mother Language Day, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy; Mobile Art Exhibition all over the Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy since 2000
1999 : 1st Fukuoka Asian Art Trienial Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Art Exchange Programme, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan
1991-2006 : Asian Biennial Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1992-94 : National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1981-95 : Young Artist Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1994 : Group Exhibition ‘Dhaka Print Maker’ organized by Indian High Commission of Bangladesh
1989 : 13th World Festival of Youth and Students Art Exhibition, North Korea

Awards

1996 : Best Designed Book Award titled Agrani Bank Literature Award by Bangladesh Shishu Academy
1985,`92,`99 : 1st Prize for Book Cover Design by the National Book Center of Bangladesh
1987 : Special Prize and Diploma in the International Competition for Poster ‘Peace and Social Progress’, Moscow; Diploma from International Student Art Exhibition, Japan
1985 : 1st Prize for Cartoon Competition of the National Preparatory Committee, World Youth Festival, Bangladesh

 Collections

Bangladesh National Museum, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; UK, India, Canada, USA, Australya, Japan, Italy and Germany and many in home and abroad

Present Position

Chief Artist, The Daily Prothom Alo, Dhaka

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