Bishwajit Goswami

Born in Netrakona, Bangladesh 1981
www.bishwajitgoswami.com
b.visualartist@gmail.com

2011 : Casual course in Graphics, Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University,         Santiniketan, India
2010 : MFA in Painting (First class with Distinction), Kala Bhavana, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, India (under ICCR Scholarship)
2008 : BFA in Drawing & Painting (First class with Distinction), Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

Solo Presentations
2015 : ‘In Motion’, solo painting exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
2013 : Selected artworks at Nordic Club Gallery, Dhaka
2011 : Selected artworks at Izumi, Dhaka

Selected Group Exhibitions – National
2014 : ‘Be Smart About Art’, showcasing artworks of 8 artists at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka
: ‘Mother’, a group show of 8 artists at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
: ‘Shadow of Concave’, a show based on a 10-day long print workshop, participating as a guest artist at Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka
: ‘Then & Now’, a group show at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka
: Group Show on 10 young Bangladeshi artists selected by Samdani Art Foundation for Europe Day 2014 at The Westin, Dhaka
2013 : ‘100 years Celebration Art Show’, at National Museum, Dhaka
: ‘Under Pressure’, a group print exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
: Group Show of selected artists at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka
: ‘Love is in the Air’, a show on selected artists at Athena Art Gallery, Dhaka.
: Group Show of selected artists at Gallery 21, Dhaka
: ‘The Excitement in Things Various’, an exhibition of 12 artists at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka
: Exhibition of selective artists organised to celebrate the 10-year journey of Gallery Kaya at Gallery Kaya, Dhaka
2012 : ‘Water Cooperation’, group art exhibition of 12 artists at Bengal Gallery, Dhaka
: A group exhibition on the Sundarbans and Bengal Tigers at Cosmos Gallery, Dhaka
: Dhaka Art Summit organised by Samdani Art Foundation & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2011 : Group Exhibition in celebration of 40 years of Liberation at National Gallery of Fine Arts, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2008 : Printmaking Exhibition at Bengal Gallery, of Fine Arts, Dhaka
: Special show of Artworks by participants of the workshop conducted by the British Artist Clare Mitten organised by Bengal Foundation and the British Council, Dhaka
2002, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 : 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th Young Artist Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 : 17th, 18th, 19th , 20th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

Selected Group Exhibitions – International
2014 : Japan-Bangladesh international exchange exhibition at The Art Centre Complex of Tokyo, Japan
: SAARC Artist Camp at Bandarban, Bangladesh.
: ‘An Art Show to Inspire the Senses’, organised by Nirvana at the Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Delhi
: 2nd Dhaka Art Summit organised by Samdani Art Foundation & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2013 : Britto International Show of 3 artists at Britto Art Trust, Dhaka
: ‘Southern Breeze’, group show of 11 artists at Akabane Bivio Hall, Tokyo, Japan
: Setouchi Art Trienniale, Japan
2012 : 15th Beijing International Art Expo, China
: ‘Art Asia Miami’, International Asian Contemporary Art, Representing Bangladesh along with other 4 artists
2011 : ‘Moving Images 9’, contemporary art show by 9 groundbreaking Bangladeshi-born artists at the Saffronart Gallery, New York
: ‘Mélange – An Art Show to Inspire the Senses’, organised by Nirvana & ICP, at the Visual Art Gallery, India
: India-Bangladesh Art Summit, Museum Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
2010 : The 3rd Photographic Exhibition organised by BIKSHAN, at Nandan Gallery, Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, India
2009 : ‘6 Young painters from India and Bangladesh’, exhibition curated Amitava Sengupta, Chemould Gallery, Kolkata
: Group Art Exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay, India
: International Art Exhibition at X-Power Gallery, California, U.S.A.
2008 : The 9th Eastern Region Art Exhibition at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, India
: International Art Exhibition at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Kolkata, India
: Group Art Exhibition by 6 Young Artists, organised by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts & Weavers Studio in India

2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 : 13th, 14th , 15th , 16th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

Major Awards, Scholarships & Grants – National
2013 : Grand Prize, ‘100 years Celebration Art Show’, at National Museum, Dhaka
2012 : 18th Young Artist 2012 Award, at18th Young Artist Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2011 : 19th National Award- ‘Bangle Foundation Award’, at 19th National Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2010 : Best Media Award in Painting, 17th Young Artist Art Exhibition organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2009 : 18th National Award ‘Vasa Sainik Gaziul Haque’, at 18 th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
: 14th Berger Young Painters’ Award, Bangladesh
2008 : 16th Young Artist Honorable Mention Award, at 16th Young Artist Art Exhibition organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
: Best Media Award for Experimental Artwork, Annual Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka
: ‘Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Scholarship’, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka
: Outstanding Merit Award from D.U. Alumni Association Cooperation with Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, Bangladesh
: 13thBerger Young Painters’ Award, Bangladesh
2007 : Honorable Mention Award for Experimental Artwork organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy & Artist Rashed Smriti Parshad
: 12th Berger Young Painters’ Award, Bangladesh
2006 – 07 : Special Prize for Woodcut Print in the Young Artist Exhibition, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
2005 : Artist Anowarul Haq Smrity Award for Oil Painting, Annual Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.
: Father of the Nation Award (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman), Bangladesh.
: Best Poster Design Award, given by Bangladesh
2004 – 07 : Scholarship for Fine Arts background from Aminul Islam Trust, Bangladesh
2001 : Shahid Nona Mia Memorial Award, Pen & Ink, Annual Exhibitions of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
2000 : Best Media Award, Pencil, Annual Exhibitions of Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

Awards, Scholarships & Grants – International
2014 : Honorable Mention Award, 16th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2012 : ‘Top Influential Gallery Award’- One of the Participating Artists of Bengal Gallery, 15th Beijing International Art Expo
2009&11 : The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, Canada
2008 : The 9th Eastern Region Art Award in Mixed Media, India

Present Position
Lecturer, Drawing & Painting Department, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

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