Farida Zaman

b. 1953, Chandpur, Bangladesh

Education

1974    : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts(presently Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka), Dhaka
1978    : Master of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India
1995    : Ph. D. Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India

Solo Exhibitions
1979    : College of Art & Crafts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1983    : Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
1995    : Divine Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2002    : Chitrak Art Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2006    : My Country-My Love Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2010    : Rabindranath Thakur Centre, ICCR, Kolkata, India
2013    : Bound to the Soil, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Major Group Exhibitions (overseas)
1975    : Painting Exhibition on ‘International Women’s Year’, New Delhi
1976-77    : Group Exhibition, Bombay & Hyderabad, India
1978    : Group Exhibition, Kolkata, India
1979    : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh Exhibition, Hong Kong
: Young Artists Art Exhibition, White Chapel Art Gallery, London, UK 1
980
:  Asian Art Festival, Fukuoka, Japan
1981    :  Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
1982    : Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Bulgaria
: 5th Triennial International Art Exhibition, New Delhi, India
1984    : Noma Concours, Tokyo, Japan
1985    : KIS 1985, Busan International Exhibition, Seoul, Republic of Korea
1986    : EIMAS ’86, Hiroshima, Japan : Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Tokyo
1987    : Busan Biennial, Republic of Korea : Salon de Tokyo Art Exhibition, Tokyo
1992    : SAARC Young Artists Exhibition on the occasion of ‘SAARC Festival India 1992’, New Delhi, Kerala, Bangalore and Bombay
1994    : Bangladesh Women Artists Art Exhibition, Kolkata
: Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Kolkata
: Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Germany
1999    : A Group Exhibition for the Kolkata Book Fair, Kolkata
: Contemporary Painters Exhibition from Bangladesh, Gallery Hill Gate, Japan :Bonner Sommer Festival, Contemporary Art Exhibition of Bangladesh, Bonn, Germany
2001    : 1st Contemporary Artists Exhibition from Bangladesh, Sudo Art Museum Tokyo, Japan
2002    : Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Paris
2004    : International Art Exhibition & Workshop India, organized by Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Delhi, India 2008    : Bangladesh Art Week, New York : Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Brussels
: “Faces of feminine expressions” a group exhibition of 10 women artists, Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts : Beijing Olympic Fine Art, Beijing, China : Asian Contemporary Art Fair, New York
: Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Islamabad, Karachi
2009    : A Group Exhibition in Nepal, organized by Shako-  Women Artists Association of Bangladesh : ‘Kolkata – Dhaka’ exhibition at Birla Academy gallery, Kolkata, India
2010    : ‘Contemporary Colours and Images from   Bangladesh’, organized by the Bangladesh High Commission in  Maldives and Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts at Male, Maldives
: ‘From Dhaka with Love’, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Bangladesh and South Asian Gallery of Arts, Toronto, Canada at Gallery Hittite,  Toronto, Canada
2011    : ‘Nepal Rendezvous II’, organized by Sidhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal and Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Bangladesh at Kathmandu, Nepal
: ‘Rhythm of Colours’, organized by Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra Society, Assam and Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts at Guwahati, Assam, India
: ‘Contemporary Paintings of Bangladesh – II’, organized by Bangladesh Embassy in Republic of Korea and Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, at Korea Foundation Cultural Centre, Seoul, Korea
2012    : A Group Exhibition on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, organized by Calcutta Painters, Kolkata Important Group Exhibitions (at home)
1974    : Art Exhibition of 4 women artists, Dhaka
: Contemporary Art Exhibition on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1975- 04 : All ‘National Art Exhibition’s organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1979    : Young Artist Mobile Art Exhibition 1980
: 31 Teacher’s Painting Exhibition, Dhaka
1981-08    : All ‘Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh’ exhibitions organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1993    : Exhibition of Art Works on the Liberation War, Dhaka
: (12+1) Female Artists, Women in Bangladesh, German Cultural Center, Dhaka
1994    : Prize Winners Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1996    : ‘Struggle of Independence and Bangabandhu’ at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
2000    : A Group Art Exhibition of Renowned and Upcoming Woman Artists of Bangladesh, Dhaka
2002    : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh (Trends 3 & 4)
2003    : 6 Painters Exhibition, Dhaka
2004    : Group Art Exhibition, by Shako, Dhaka
2005    : Image in the Mirror, A Group Art Exhibition of Shako, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
2006    : The Other Voice, Exhibition of 21 Women Artist, On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka
: Image of Ibsen’s Life & Play, Art Exhibition,  Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, organized by Centre for Asian Theatre (CAT)
2010    : ‘Dhaka-Kolkata’ exhibition, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
: Group Art Exhibition` Rooted Creativity – II’ by 10 selected artists of Bangladesh, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011    : Dhaka-Santiniketan Exchange program 2010-2011 Art Exhibition, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh : Exhibition on the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary  of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2012    : Group Art Exhibition ‘The Excitement in Things Various’ by 12 selected artists of Bangladesh, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh Awards Scholarship under Bangladesh-India Cultural Exchange Programme, 1975; 1st Prize in Painting, Baroda, India, 1977; Young Artist Award (Gold Medal), 4th Young Artists Mobile Art Exhibition held in all the district towns of Bangladesh, 1979; Commendation Award, 5th Triennial India, New Delhi, India, 1982; Cultural Award from Australian Government consisting of one month’s visit to Australia, 1985; National Book Center Award for Children’s Book Illustration, Bangladesh, 1986; International Life Membership Award from ‘Salon de Tokyo’, Japan and  UGC Scholarship, Bangladesh-India Cultural Exchange Programme, 1988; Gold Medal, ‘Excellent Artist of the World’, Beijing Olympic 2008, 2008; Bangladesh Mahila Parishad Award, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009 Workshops and Art Camps ‘Contemporary Bengali Artists Workshop’ organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh- 1999; ‘Asian Art Workshop’, Rajendrapur, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bengal Foundation, 2002; Workshop organized by ‘Shako’ – Women Artist Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka; Artist Camp organized by ONGC Agartala, India; Series of Paintings (12 artist) based on historical event, organized  by Mutual Trust Bank, Bangladesh – 2005; Artists Camp on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh (Bengali New Year) organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Artist Camp for fund raising for Muktijudha Jadughar on the occasion of Independence Day, organized by Channel-I and Muktijudha Jadughar, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Artist Camp organized by Impress Telefilm Ltd (Channel-I and Chitrak Art Gallery), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Dhaka Art Camp organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh- 2006; Joint Art Camp in Nepal organised by ‘Shako’ and Siddharta Art Gallery, Nepal – 2009; Madhumati Art Camp, Narail,  organized by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bengal Foundation Art Camp 2010, Bengal Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Victory Day Art Camp, Bengal Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010; Art camp participated by the artists of Assam and Bangladesh at Guwahati, Assam, India; Art camp participated by the artists of Nepal and Bangladesh, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2011; Art camp participated by artists of Kolkata, India and Bangladesh at the premises of the High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata, India, 2012 Collections Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka; Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka; Shahid Smriti Museum, Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; Bangabhaban (President’s House), Dhaka; Bengal Foundation, Dhaka; Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Japan; Busan International Art Gallery, Republic of Korea; Bangladesh and many private collections at home and abroad. Present Position Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Drawing & Painting Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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