SYEDA FARIDA BATOOL

MA Art History and Theory (Research): College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia (2003)
Short course in hand papermaking, at New School of Social Research, NY (1995)
Bachelor of Fine Arts: 4 years degree in Fine Arts from National College of Arts, Lahore.
Major: Painting, Minor: Sculpture (1993)
The artist lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2006 The Blink, Rohtas 2, Lahore Pakistan
2009 Maa Tuje Salaam (Hail to Mother), Aicon Gallery New York

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Contemporary art exhibit, featuring Pakistani artists Farida Batool, Adeela Suleman and
Tazeen Qayyum at Aicon Gallery, New York
Forces, Portimao Museum, Algrave, Portugal
2008 Tradition,Technique,Technology –II; Contemporary artists from Pakistan
Featuring Farida Batool, Ayaz Jokhio and Adeela Suleman, Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto
2006 No Man's Land, a web based international exhibition, concerning the political divides and
conflict present in every day life
2005 Circanvalcao, a communitarian art project in Portugal, in which I designed and constructed a
permanent sight specific artwork during the residency period of one month.
Beyond Borders: Art from Pakistan, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Mumbai
2004 Skin, Rohtas 2, Lahore
INTERSTATION, Artists Beyond Boundaries, a mixed media video installation, Kudos Gallery,
Sydney, Australia
2003-4 Memories, an ongoing art project for Argentinean artists from Tacuman City
2003 Cairo Biennale
1997 Scope'97, a faculty art exhibition, National College of Arts, Lahore
1996 Installation show, National College of Arts, Lahore
1994-95 Womenscape II, Alhamra art gallery, Lahore Awards
2000 – 02 Senior Asian Artist: Recipient of Senior Asian Artist Scholarship, COFA, UNSW
Jang Talent Award, Lahore
1990-93 NCA Merit Scholarship, National College of Arts, Lahore


SOMNATH HORE

Born in 1921, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Lecturer at Indian College of Art & Draughtsmanship in Calcutta. (1954-1958)
Graphic lecturer at the Delhi College of Arts
Visiting professor of the Maharaja sayajirao University of Baroda, India
The artist lives and works in Bangladesh.
Education
Initially studied Science at Bachelor Degree for sometime.
Diploma in Fine Arts, Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta, India (1957)

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1979 Member, Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta.
1979 Elected Member of the General Council, Lalit Kala Akademi, as an eminent artist, New Delhi.

EXHIBITIONS
1956, 57, 58, 61, 68 Exhibition in Calcutta.
Contemporary Indian Art, USSR, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria.
1960 Lugano International Graphics Biennale, Switzerland.
1960, 63, 65, 67 Exhibition. in New Delhi.
1962 Tokyo Prints Biennale, Tokyo.
1962 Venice Biennale, Italy.
1963 Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil.
International Association of Plastic Artists Exhibition, Tokyo and Calcutta.
1968 1st Triennale of World Art, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1968 Warsaw Biennale of Graphic Arts, Poland.
National Exposition of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Wounds, organized by CIMA Art Gallery, Calcutta and National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
1996 Contemporary Indian Paintings from the Chester and Davida Hertwitz
Collection Part II, USA.
2003 Manifestations, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, World Trade Center,
Mumbai and Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
2004 Manifestations II, organised by Delhi Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery,
Mumbaia Collection
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
Ministry of Education, Govt. of India.
Bahai Museum, Bahai.
Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.
Various Private Collections in India and abroad.

AWARDS
1960 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1962 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
1963 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
1954-58 Lecturer, Indian College of Art and Draughtsmanship, Calcutta.
1958-67 Senior Lecturer and Head of Graphic Arts Faculty, Delhi Polytecnic of Art,
New Delhi.
1958-67 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Fine Art, Maharaja Sayajirao University of
Baroda and Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan.
1966 Visiting Professor in Graphic Arts Faculty, Faculty of Fine Art, Maharaja
Sayajirao University, Baroda.
1968-69 Professor, Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan.
1984 Professor Emeritus, Kala Bhavan, Shantiniketan.
1969 Head of Graphic Arts Department., Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan


SHYAMAL DUTTA RAY

Born 1934, in Bihar
Diploma in Painting,CGAC (1950-55)
Shyamal Dutta Ray's body of work constitutes a major turning point in the history of the Bengal School of Art. Ray is credited with adding depth and intensity to the medium of watercolors, at a time when the Bengal school of Art traditionally used light and watery colors. His melancholic and pensive works reflect the contradictions of life around him.
Regarded as a master watercolorist, Ray is also a founding member of the Society of Contemporary Artists, an artists' collective, which sought to introduce innovativeness into the art world of the 1960s. Most of Ray's work reflects the city life of Calcutta, with its happiness and sorrow, struggle and strife, poverty and hope. The works also exhibit a sense of irony, surrealism and awareness of a disintegrating society.
The Artist passed away on 19th May 2005

SELECT POSTHUMOUS EXHIBITIONS
2008 Post Independence Masters, Aicon Gallery, New York Shyamal Dutta Ray Memorial Show, Akar
Prakar, Kolkata
2006 Tribute, Aicon Gallery, New York

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1999 Watercolor Marks, Mumbai Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Bonhams, London 1997 Exhibition, Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata 1995 Modern and Contemporary Indian Paintings, Sotheby's Auction, London 1993 Artists for Helpage, Asprey's Auction, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai Wounds, Centre for International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata 1991 Art For Spastics, Kolkata Espace & Chitrakoot, Kolkata
1990 Bengal Art Today, Galerie 88, Kolkata 1987 Indian Drawing Today, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai II Havana Biennale, Cuba 1985 VI International Triennale 1984 Kala Yatra and Sistas, Chennai 1983 Asian Art Biennale, Dacca 1982 Kala Yatra, Mumbai, Bangalore, London, Manchester, Paris 1981 Kala Yatra, Hyderabad Indian Painting Today, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1976 Western Pacific Print Biennale, Australia 1971 Prints from India, Poland 1969 Traveling Exhibition, Asian Graphic Prints, USA
1958 Exhibition at Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata


SALMAN TOOR

Born in Lahore, Pakistan, 1983
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
2009 Masters of Fine Art (Painting), The Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2006 Bachelors of Fine Art (Painting and Drawing), with Honors, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware Ohio

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Wounds, Aicon Gallery, London
Purdah: Body Matters, The Halvai Gallery, New York
Exchange Show, Montclair University MFA Gallery, Montclair, New Jersey
Pratt MFA Thesis Show, Stueben Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
I Think The Word Is Dignity, Lumenhouse Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Skin Deep, Kips Gallery, New York
2008 Pratt in Lucca, Piazza del Anfiteatro, Lucca, Italy

Select Solo Exhibitions
2005 The Return of the Real, Alhambra Arts Council Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan


SAAD QURESHI
Born in 1986.
Lives and works in London, UK

EDUCATION
The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. MFA, Painting. 2008-2010

EXHIBITIONS
10 Vyner Street, London. ‘Gift’. November 2010
Aicon Gallery, London. ‘Disappearing in Yesterday’. October 2010
Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London. ‘Between’. October 2010
Hackney Wicked Festival, London. ‘Deceit’. July 2010
Slade MA/MFA Degree Show. June 2010
Red Mansion Foundation Art Prize Show. London. May 2010
Aicon Gallery, London. ‘Wound’. October 2009
Saatchi Gallery, London. ‘Don’t Raise The Bridge, Lower The River!’. September 2009
Westbourne Studios, London. ‘Systems and Patterns’. April 2009
Almarkhiya Gallery, Qatar. Four works in permanent collection (2008)
Modern Art Oxford. ‘OBsessions’. March 2008
Beldam Gallery, Brunel University, Uxbridge. ‘thirst*’. September 2007
Fireplace Gallery, Oxford. ‘spark’. June 2007
Oxford Brookes University Degree Show 2007
Royal Academy of Arts, London. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 2006

AWARDS
The Red Mansion Foundation. Prize 2009
Arts and Humanities Research Council. Postgraduate Award. 2008-10
Oxford Brookes University Scholarship 2004-07
Spellman Walker Art Competition. First prize, 2004