Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty

EDUCATION

1998    MFA, Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Dhaka
1996    BFA, Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

UPCOMING PROGRAM
2014    The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan
Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Artist in Residence

SOLO EXHIBITION
2007    1ST Solo Exhibition, Narayanganj, Bangladesh

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014    Readymade, Contemporary Art from Bangladesh, Aicon Gallery, New York

Living Scraps, A site Specific Art Project, Hossain DockyardKeraniganj, Dhaka curated
by Imran Sohel

‘1134’ – Lives not Numbers, Pathshala South Asian Media Academy, Dhaka curated
by Munem Wasif and Mahbubur Rahman

No Man’s Land, A Land art project, Sylhet, Organised by Britto Arts Trust

Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka Organized by Samdani Art Foundation Curated by Diana
Campbell Betancourt

Cross Casting, Celebrating 12 years’ journey of Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
curated by Mahbubur Rahman

2012    Kunstvlaai :  INexactly THIS, Festival of Independents 2012,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
A Journey Forward, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2011    The Great Opening,  Studio Paolo W. Tamburella, Rome, Italy
Parables: Pavilion of Bangladesh, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale

2011    Gervasuti Foundation, Venice, Italy curated by Mary Angela Schroth and Paolo
W. Tamburella

2010    Asian Art Biennale/Re-cite/Re-cycle, National Art Gallery, Shilpakala Academy,
Dhaka, Bangladesh
2009    1mile² Dhaka, Public Art Project, Bulbul Lalitkala Academy, Old Dhaka, Bangladesh
Britto New Media Festival, National Art Gallery, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2008    Off the Beaten Path South, Asian Artists’ Exhibition, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts,
Dhaka, Bangladesh

2007    Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, organised by Vaskor, Alliance François de Dhaka,
Bangladesh

2005    Group Art Exhibition, organised by Britto Arts Trust, Alliance François de Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003    Transformation (a group metal sculpture show) Alliance François de Dhaka, Bangladesh

2002    Contemporary Sculpture of Bangladesh organised by Vaskor, Alliance François de Dhaka,
Bangladesh

Dokra ( Traditional Metal Casting ) exhibition Indian Cultural Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh

1997 – 2003    Participant of National Art Exhibition, Young Art Exhibition and Asian Art Exhibition in
Bangladesh, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

1999        Exposer 7, Nepal Arts Council, Kathmandu, Nepal

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / WORK EXPERIENCE

2008 – Current    Chairperson, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2003 – Current    Founder Trustee, Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Britto Arts Trust is an artist run non-profit organization that works on the grounds of
facilitating new and alternative art practices in contemporary art of Bangladesh.
(www.brittoartstrust.org)

2010 – 2013    Daily Sangbad, Artist / Cartoonist

2004 – 2009    Sesame Street Bangladesh, Animation Director
Projects conceived & devised: 30 episodes animation (per episode 40 sec –1min)         per season with the context of pre-school child education. Led a team of 20
people-working group.

WORKSHOPS
2009    Image Manipulation Workshop, organised by Britto Arts Trust, Dhaka
1mile² Dhaka, a two month long project organised by Britto Arts Trust Bangladesh and Visiting
Arts UK

Across the Street, 3rd Video Art Workshop organised by Britto Arts Trust

2008    Theertha International Artists’ Workshop, Kandy, Sri Lanka

2007    Sutra International Artists’ Workshop, Kathmandu, Nepal

2005    Script-writing & Animation Training programme conducted by Ram Mohan (India), organised by     Unicef, Bangladesh

Britto International Artists’ Workshop organised by Britto Arts Trust, Bogra, Bangladesh

2004    Movement Will Become Sculpture, organised by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh

2003    Britto International Artists’ Workshop, Tepantor Film Studio, Bhaluka, Bangladesh

2002    Stone carving Workshop, organised by Jindal Art Foundation, Karnataka, India Bangladesh

SYMPOSIUM
2009    HK International Sculpture Symposium, Hong Kong, China

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2005    Best Short Film in Dhaka International Short & Individual Film Festival 2005, Dhaka

1997    Honorable Mention for Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka

2014    Nomination for Samdani Art Award

RESIDENCIES
2004    Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh (8 weeks)

2002    Jindal Art Foundation, Karnataka, India (4 weeks)

COLLECTIONS
Samdani Art Fundation

 

 

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