Biography: Mahbubur Rahman
Education: M.F.A-1993, (Drawing and Painting) Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.
Present Position: Free Lance Artist and Honorary Coordinator Britto Arts Trust.
2009- The LOFT Mumbai, India
2007- Chang Moon art Centre, South Korea.
2006- Sutra International Residency 2006 organized by Sutra, Kathmandu, Nepal.
HAT artists in residency at Bristol University & Plymouth College of Art and Design UK.
2005- Gasworks Residency, London, U.K.
2004- National Workshop for Arts and Crafts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2001-Cemeti Art Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Jindal Vijayanagar Steels Ltd. Jindal Art Foundation, Karnataka, India.
2000- Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland.
Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Gallery ‘68-elf’, Cologne, Germany.
Arts Council of central Finland, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
2004- One year Fellowship from the Artist Aminul Islam Trust, Bangladesh.
2001- Gold Medal, 42nd Convocation, University of Dhaka achieving highest marks in M.F.A 1993.
Selected for the Fellowship of Unesco- Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, 2001.
1999- Grand Award, in the 9th Asian Biennale by Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1998- Best Award in Sculpture, 12th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka,
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award (Best Award) at the 13th National Art Exhibition 1998.
1995- Honourable Mention Award, in the 7th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh.
Honorable Mention, 50th Anniversary Young Artists’ Art Competition and Exhibition by UN 1995
1994- Best Award in Sculpture, 10th young Artists Art Exhibition Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1991- Best student of the year 1991of Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka by Patua
Quamrul Hassan Oitijjah Parsad.
Honourable Mention, 5th Asian Art Biennial Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1990- Best Award in Sculpture, 9th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
2009- Devi Foundation, Delhi.
‘Mumbai Tropism’ at the LOFT and Blue Frog, Mumbai.
2007- ‘The story of A Deceased Man’ Gallery Kaya. Dhaka.
2004- ‘Spell of Weeping’, La Gallery, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka
2003- ‘Time in a Limbo’, Chttagong Govt. Art College.
2002- 'Conflict', Goethe Institut, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2001- ‘Conversation with Myself’ ‘Kedai Kebun Gallery, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
‘War My Love’ at Gallery21, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2000- ‘Self Slaughter’, Gallery21, Dhaka
1999- “Long Shadow and the Bright Light” Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1997- “City – Crisis” Gallery Alliance Francaise, Dhaka and Shilpasamannaya, Chittagong.
1994- ‘Waiting for Haven’ 1st Installation Art Show, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Duo with Tayeba Begum Lipi:
2010: Parables of our Times at Gallery Akar Prakar, Kolkata, India.
2002- Artificial Reality at La Gallerie of the Alliance Francaise, Dhaka.
2000- Slave of the Civilization, Performance at Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Rickshaw Chole Re- At the Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu on 31 May 2008.
Raku- at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhakain 2009.
The City Gate- 8 Dec 2009 at Cinema Reflet Medicis in Paris, 15th of April 2010- Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, 3rd july 2010 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin organised by The Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin/Madrid).
2010- Madhumati Workshop at Narail by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka.
2009- “Camcorder Revolution” Video Workshop by Goethe Institut, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
‘Across The Street’, 3rd Video Art Workshop by Britto Arts Trust.
‘Rough Cuts’ Video and Sound Workshop by Britto Arts Trust.
‘1mile² Dhaka’ , a 2 month-long project by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh + Visiting Arts UK.
2008- “The Beautiful waste”- the found wastes from Himalayas at Nepal Tourism Center.
2006- Collaborative workshop with Mithila Art, Janakpur, Nepal. Organised by Bindu, Nepal.
‘Khula Doka’ Door project by Sidhartha Art Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal.
2005- In Collaboration with the Rickshaw painters by Britto Arts Trust.
Braziers International Workshop, Oxford shire, UK.
1994- 4th Asian Art show, Fukuoka Asian art Museum, Japan.
2003- Britto International Artists’ Workshop by Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh
Li Jiang workshop in China, by Up River Loft, Kunming, China.
2002- ‘Asian Art Workshop’ by Bengal Foundation & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Dhokra Casting Workshop in West Bengal, India.
Stone Carving Workshop in Karnataka, By Jindal Foundation , India.
Khoj International Artists Workshop, Banglore, India.
2001-International Art Camp in India, organized by the Lalitkala Academy, Delhi, India.
1999- Painting and Sculpture workshop, Kolkata Nandanik, India.
1996- Water Colour Workshop under Chinese painter Prof. Uang Wui shin, by Bangladesh
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1995- Nepal Bangladesh Art Camp in Nepal
1994- Third Painting Workshop by Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
4th Asian Art Show, Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan.
Major Group Exhibitions:
2010- 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh.
Secher Scott , Scandanavian Auction & Ggallery Copenhagen, Denmark.
Videozoom at Gallery Sala1, Rome and Madre Museum, Naples, Italy.
2009- National Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Separating Myth from Reality, an International Exhibition organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu.
New Media Festival organised by Britto Arts Trust.
A Day Long Show of a 2 month-long public art project 1mile² Dhaka by Visiting Arts UK & Britto .
2008- Six Degrees of Separation, South Asian Network Exhibition, Anant Gallery by Khoj Delhi.
Off The beaten Path, South Asian Network Exhibition by Britto Arts Trust.
Bangladesh Contemporary Art Week, Turkish Cultural and Tourism Center, United Nations Plaza, New York.
Bangladesh Contemporary Art Show, European Union House, Brussels.
13th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Dhaka.
In collaboration with Mithila Art, Christiania gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2007- In Collaborative with Mithila art, Gallery Kaya. Dhaka.
2006- 12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
‘Khula Doka’ Door project exhibition, Art Council, Katmandu, Nepal
South Asian Contemporary art Exhibition, Copenhagen. Denmark.
In Collaboration with Mithila Art outcome show at Sidhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2005- National Art Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
In Collaboration with Rickshaw Painters, La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, by Britto Arts Trust.
Open Studio Day Show, Gasworks Studio, London, U.K.
2004- 11th Asian Art Biennale by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
‘Contemporary Artists of Dhaka’, Gallery NICA, Yangon, Myanmar
2003- ‘Internal Expression through the materials’ Exposition, Shilpakala Academy, Chittagong.
Casting Iron project by Britto Arts Trust at the Alliance Francaise, Dhaka.
LAAL,The passion of Zahoor Ul Akhlaq, Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
2002- ‘Dhokrar Daake’ at the gallery of High Commission of India Cultural Center, Dhaka.
Bangla Art Show at Mostings Hus, Frederiksberg, Denmark by LO/FTF council, Denmark.
A group show of Bangladeshi Art at the Chatillon, Paris.
15th National Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
2001- 14th National Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpaka Academy, Dhaka.
Indian Triennalle at Delhi organized by Lalitkala Academy India.
3rd Young Artists Exhibition of Japan-Bangladesh at Gallery52, Japan & Zainul Gallery, Dhaka.
2000- “Translation, Displacement and Actualisation” , Gallery ’68 elf’, Cologne, Germany,
Environmental Art, Performance & Installation Show “Veri-nice-saari 2000” in Jyvaskyla, Finland
“Rickshaw Painting in Bangladesh”, Galerie-F reiraum, Waltrop, Germany.
1999- “Reflection” at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India.
9th Asian Art Biennial, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1998-1999- Group Exhibition in Kathmandu, Nepal and Dhaka, Bangladesh.
12th Young Artists’ Art Exhibition, organised by the Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
15th Annual Open Exhibition Royal Overseas League in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
13th National Art Exhibition by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1997- Environmental Art camp 96-97 and Exhibition at Zainul Gallery, Dhaka.
8th Asian Art Biennial Bangladesh by Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Contemporary Bangladeshi Painters, The Thousand Villages Gallery Akron, PA, USA.
1996- 11th National Young Artists’ Exhibition by Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Nepal – Bangladesh Art Camp Exhibition’95 at Trichandra Campus Auditorium, Khathmandu.
1995/6-7th Asian Art Biennial by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Dhaka.
United Nation’s 50th Anniversary Young Artists Art Competition and Exhibition 1995
12th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, Kathmandu & Zainul Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1994- Travelling Exhibition in South Asia – 1994 Kathmandu, Thimphu, Kolkata & Dhaka.
10th Young Artists’ Exhibition, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4th Asian Art Show in Fukuoka Art Museum, Japan
Contemporary Bangladeshi Artists’ in Delhi & Kolkata by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
11th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1993- 6th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1992- 10th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1991- 5th Asian Biennial Bangladesh, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
1990- 9th Young Artists’ Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1989- 9th National Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.