BIOGRAPHY

ASHIM HALDER SAGOR

Born in 5th April, 1983 in Jhalakati, Bangladesh .
MATIAL Ceramic Studio, 3701/ 6423, Matuail, Habibnagar, Khankhashorif Road, Kadamtoly, Dhaka, Bangladesh -1362

Short Biography
Ashim Halder known to his friends as ‘Sagor’ (born 5 April, 1983 Jhalakati) is a visual artist from Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2006 he completed his BFA & in 2008 MFA in Ceramics from the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka. He has participated in numerous workshops and exhibitions in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Canada, London, USA, Washington DC, Slovenia, Japan and Netherlands. He has done 1st & 2nd Solo titled ‘Philology of Time’ & ‘Contemporary Artifacts’ at Zainul Gallery, University of Dhaka & II International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia. KUNSTVLAAI Festival of Independents at Amsterdam, Netherland.Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial at Karachi, Pakistan. Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition organized Asakura Fumio Memorial Sculpture Museum, 2012. Annual MONITOR 6 & 9: New South Asian Short Film and Video screening, Toronto, Canada 2010 -2013. Ashim’s participation in recent exhibitions include 15th &14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh and 19th National art Exhibition 2011organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Raku Workshop Outcome Exhibition, 2008 & 2010, Mechanical Fantasy: Print Workshop ’09, Video Art Workshop’s open Studio ‘08 / 09,. He has taken part in Sandwich Inc. & Tokyo Wonder Site Residency Program ’2013/14, Japan, Britto Students’ Residency 2009 at Rajshahi University & CRAC International Art Camp 2010 & Remarkri Art camp 2013.

+88-01712 59 20 68, ashimsagor@yahoo.com, www.ashimsagor.com

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, 2008 (exam held in 2012), 1st Class First

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, 2006 (exam held in 2009), 1st Class First

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    3rd Solo Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition titled Moving Roots at Gallery Twenty-One, Dhanmondhi, Dhaka.

2011    2nd Solo Ceramic Art Exhibition titled Contemporary Artifacts at Zainul Gallery-1, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

2010    1st Solo Ceramic based RAKU Exhibition titled Philology of Time at Zainul Gallery-1, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of

SELECTED PERFORMANCE

2017     Natinal Performance Art festival at Natinal Art Dallery, Dhaka2016   Bengal Foundation’s Performance Art Weekend at Bengal Gallery

2016   4th Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2016   17th Asian Art Biennale at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

2015    Kolkata International Performance Art Festival 2016

2015     Samdani Seminar at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2014     International mother language day at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

2014     Open Studio of SANDWIC Artist in Residence Program, Kypto, Japan

2012     Open Studio of Dhaka Walk a performative exploration of the city Workshop Conducted by Diana Wesser, Germany organized by Britto Arts Trust.

SELECTED EXHIBITION

2016   4th Jaipur Art Summit, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

2016    Art Weekend at Canadian Ambassador Residence, Dhaka

2016   17th Asian Art Biennale at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka

2016   Random  art show of  members at Britto’s SPACE a Contemporary hub

2016   Goina a Group Art Exhibition at Dhaka

2016    Art Weekend at Canadian Ambassador Residence, Dhaka

2015    International Art Biennale Cox’s Bazar 2015 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

2015     Performance Art at 16th National Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2015     Opening Performance Art as the part of 16th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2015     Be Smart about Art a group Art Exhibition at Athena gallery of fine Arts

2015     1Mile Square a public art project in the older part of Dhaka City organized by Britto Arts Trust

2014     Matter–Reality Art Workshop outcome exhibition at Chhobir Haat, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2014         MA a group art exhibition at Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2014         Britto Arts Trust Fund-Art at Dhaka Art Summit Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2014         Cross Casting a group art exhibition organized by Britto Arts Trust at SPACE 2014

Open Studio of SANDWIC Artist in Residence Program, Kypto, Japan

2013         Open Studio of Britto International Artist Workshop at Shilpakala Academy

2013         Annual MONITOR 9: New South Asian Short Film and Video screening Program at the National Film Board Médiathèque, Toronto

2013         Fourth ASNA Clay Triennial at VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2012         KUNSTVLAAI Festival of Independents at Amsterdam, Netherland

2012         15th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2012         Oita Asian Sculpture Exhibition organized Asakura Fumio Memorial

Sculpture Museum

2012         Outcome Exhibition of Workshop Make a Forest at Britto Space, A

Contemporary Art Hub

2012     II International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum, Komenskega 8 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012     SPACE an inaugural exhibition of Britto Space curator Mahbubur Rahman & assistant curator Ayesha Sultana at Britto Arts Trust

2011    Moving Images 9 is an exclusive preview of contemporary art by nine Bangladeshi artists, the Saffron art Gallery in Fuller Building on Madison Avenue, New York, and Washington DC

2011     Portrait of Time a group Art Exhibition at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

2011     Open Studio of the Workshop Contemporary and New Trends in Art at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka

2011     Out Come Show of Prantiker Prakitijan – 4 at Chobir Haat, Shahbag.

2011     19th National Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2010     14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2010     3rd Friendship group Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2010     Five Young Artists’ Group Art Exhibition at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka

2010     17thYoung Artists’ Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2010     Annual MONITOR 6: New South Asian Short Film and Video screening program on 24 March at the National Film Board Médiathèque, Toronto.

2009     Video Art Workshop Organized by Britto Arts Trust at Britto Studio

2009     Raku Workshop Outcome Exhibition, at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka

2009     Open studio day of Mechanical Fantasy: Print Workshop at Britto Studio.

2009     Outcome Show Video Making Workshop at Britto Studio.

2008     Television Set Design Workshop’s Exhibition at Zainul Gallery.

2008     Shilpi Rashed Smriti Parsad Art Exhibition at Shilpokala Academy

2008     Outcome Exhibition of Raku Workshop at Zainul Gallery, FFA, DU

2008     Three Young Bangladeshi Artists group Art Exhibition in Light & Shade Gallery, Thamel, Katmandu, Nepal

2008     Fast &Furious week-long exhibition in Zainul Gallery arranged by British Council, Bengal Gallery & Institute of Fine Art, Dhaka University.

2008     Five Young Artist group ceramics exhibition in Zainul Gallery,Institute of Fine Art, Dhaka University

2006     Ceramics & Craft Exhibition arranged by gallery Dots

2010     Attend Annual Exhibition (2004-12) arranged by Faculty of Fine Art, DU

SELECTED WORKSHOP

2015     Samdani Seminar a Performance Art workshop with Nikhil Chopra at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

2015     Urban Hours – A Public Art Project at Rose Garden, Dhaka

2014     MatterReality Art Workshop at Chhobir Haat, Shahbag, Dhaka.

2014     ‘LIVING SCRAPS a site specific art project’ 2014 at Hossain Dockyard

(Baby shaheber dock) Char Miner Bagh, Keraniganj, Dhaka

2014     NO MAN’S LAND organized by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh and Shelter Promotion Council, India

2013     Pixelation -2, Video art workshop organized by Britto Arts Trust

2013     Britto International Artist Workshop organized by Britto Arts Trust

2012     Workshop Make a Forest with the 16 artists from Bangladesh and 2 from

Netherlands at Dhaka & Shinepukur, Dohar organized by Britto Arts Trust

2012     Dhaka Walk a performative exploration of the city Workshop

Conducted by Diana Wesser, Germany organized by Britto Arts Trust

2011     Workshop on Contemporary and New Trends in Art at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.

2011     Workshop Prantiker Prakitijan – 4 with Hajong Community, Bipingang,

Durgapur, Netrokona organized by Britto Arts Trust.

2010     5th Video Art Workshop: The Body organized by Britto Arts Trust.

2010     Ceramic Workshop conducted by Norwegian artist Linda Jansson Lothe,

Organized by Royal Embassy of Norway, Bengal foundation & Department of Ceramic, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka

2010     Web Design Workshop: Joomla organized by Britto Arts trust.

2010     Raku & Pet Fire Work by American Ceramic Artist Ramon Camarillo, organized by Department of Ceramic collaboration with American Center at Dept. of Ceramic, Faculty  of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.

2009     Web Design Workshop organized by Britto Arts Trust.

2009     Video Art Workshop organized by Britto Arts Trust at Britto Studio

2009     Raku Workshop Organized by Britto Arts Trust in collaboration with Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka

2009     Mechanical Fantasy: Print Workshop-2009 organized by Britto Arts Trust

2008     Video Making Workshop organized by Britto Arts Trust

2008     Television Set Design Workshop under Professor Anupom Hudda, Department of Graphic Design

2008     Reconstruction: Raku Workshop in Dhaka & Porapara Artists’ in Chittagong organized by Britto Arts Trust

2008     Fast & Furious workshop (Extraordinary Worlds from Everyday Materials) under Stephanie Quayle arranged by British Council.

2007     Conceptual Raku Workshop under Artist Mahabubur Rahaman arranged by Ceramics Department, Institute of Fine Art, Dhaka University

ART CAMP

2016   Native Myth 2nd Session at Rampal, Khulna by Back Art
2013     Surface art camp at Remarki, Bandhorbon
2010     CRAC International Art Camp at khustia.

RESIDENCY

2013     Sandwich Inc. Artist in Residence, Kyoto, Japan
2013     Creator in Residency Program at Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
2009     Britto Students’ Residency at Rajshahi University

AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP

2011     Dean’s Award from Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka. (Nominated)
2011     Experimental best award in Annual Exhibition arranged by Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka
2010     Win Mutual Trust Bank Ltd & Dhaka University Alumni Association Scholarship Awards 2009 as Departmental Year Best Student

COLLECTION

2013     Sandwich Inc. Kyoto, Japan

2013     VM Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

2013     The Great Eastern Furniture, Mumbai, India

2012     Samdani Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012     Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012     Bengal Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2012     Galley Interior Deport, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2011     Grameenphone Head office, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2010     Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2010     The Daily ManabKantho, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2009     Akij Footwear, Narasingpur, Bangladesh

2009     Akij Jute Mile, Jossore, Bangladesh

EXPERIENCE

2008 – 10 Worked with Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Program Manager

2008     I had worked with NISAB in few projects Making Jewelry Ceramics for Livelihood as a trainer to train the local people in the rural

2004 – 06     I had worked in SantoMerriam University of Creative Technology as a founder trainer

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ASHIM HALDER SAGOR