Artist Bio

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Scholastic Record: " Certificate course in Creative English Wriring from British Council, Bangkok Thailand 2005 " Master of Fine Arts (sculpture) from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, W.B. India, 2001-2003 " Bachelor of Fine Arts (sculpture), from University of Kashmir, Srinagar, J&K, India; 1993-2000

Work Experience: " At present working as lecturer of sculpture at Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar, J&K " Worked as a teacher of art at Roong-Aroon School, Bangkok, Thailand; from January 2004-2005 " Worked as a teacher of art in Delhi Public School, Jammu; January-June 2000 " Served as the president of Contemporary Art Foundation Artistscommune, 1994-2000 " Served as a part-time teacher of art in Linton Hall school, Srinagar; 1996-97

International Shows: " Sinking Silhouettes a solo show of self as metaphor, New works of Sajad H Hamdani, Passposrt Bookshop, Pra-Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand " Art and Living Heritage a group exhibition of paintings at Ban Chao-praya, Pra-Athit Road, Bangkok, Thailand; 2003 " Roong-Aroon annual art show in the Department of Silpa campus of Roong-Aroon School, Bangkok, Thailand

National Shows: " ARTERROR a contemporary happening in art by Korean and Indian artists at Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata, India 2003. " Selected for National exhibition 2002 by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi India. " Participated in a group show Young Faces of Contemporary Indian Sculptures organized by Birla Academy of Art, Kolkata; 2001 " Double Man Show You Me and Time, an exhibition of paintings organized by Contemporary Art Foundation at College of Education, Srinagar, J&K; 1998 " One Man Show of Terracotta sculptures and drawings organized by Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar; 1997 " Participated in an exhibition 50 Years of Art in Independent India, organized by All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society (AIFACS) and J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages; 1997 " Participated in annual art exhibitions organized by J&K Academy of Art Culture and Languages since 1995-1999 " Participated in annual group shows organized by Contemporary Art Foundation, Srinagar; 1995-1999

Awards and Scholarships " Lalit Kala scholarship 2003-2004 by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi " Merit Scholarship for the years 2001-2003 from Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan, WB " Merit Scholarship for the years 1999-2000 from Institute of Music and Fine Arts, Srinagar " Gold Medal in National Youth Festival held at Punjabi University Chandigarh; 1997-1998

Workshops and Camps " Conducted a workshop on Evolving Sculptures at Roong-Aroon School, Bangkok, Thailand; 2004 " Participated in a workshop on outdoor installation conducted by Professor Daniel Auliniger of Ecole De Beaux Arts at Santiniketan, WB; 2002 " Participated in an artist camp organized by Divisional Commissioner Srinagar and Institute of Music and Fine Arts at Sonamarg, J&K; 1997

Publication " Forbidden Paradise My Homeland a collection of poems, 2005

Collections India, France, Ireland and Thailand

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