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Waseem Mushtaq Wani

Aligarh, INDIA 7 Followers

About Artist

Waseem Mushtaq Wani was born in 1973 in Kupwara in Kashmir. He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation ( NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He receive...

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Waseem Mushtaq Wani was born in 1973 in Kupwara in Kashmir. He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation ( NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He received a BFA degree from the Institute of Music & Fine Art, Srinagar in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Visva Bharati Santinekatan in 2003. He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art as well as held solo exhibitions of his work. In 2007 Waseem was one of the invited artist in the Khoj Kasheer International Artists Residency at Srinagar. In 2008, Waseem presented two Short Films ( Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS( Mumbai) at Adi Shakti Pondicherry. In 2009 he was invited as one of the artist in the workshop IMAGINE PEACE by Khoj International Artists, Khirki New Delhi. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Fine Art, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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  • BIODATA

  • About Artist

    Waseem Mushtaq Wani was born in 1973 in Kupwara in Kashmir. He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation ( NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He received a BFA degree from the Institute of Music & Fine Art, Srinagar in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Visva Bharati Santinekatan in 2003. He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art as well as held solo exhibitions of his work. In 2007 Waseem was one of the invited artist in the Khoj Kasheer International Artists Residency at Srinagar. In 2008, Waseem presented two Short Films ( Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS( Mumbai) at Adi Shakti Pondicherry. In 2009 he was invited as one of the artist in the workshop IMAGINE PEACE by Khoj International Artists, Khirki New Delhi. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Fine Art, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.

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  • Academics

    Dr. Waseem has been consistently active as a teacher, researcher and artist. He has played a significant role in updating the curriculum to make the visual art study relevant to the contemporary issues. He has been consistently publishing his research articles in various journals.

  • Exhibitions

    INTERNATIONAL ART RESIDENCIES/ART WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS OR SCREENINGS OF ARTWORKS
    2011 - Screening of three Short Films: SNOW, UNDER THE TABLE and RAHI ZINDAGI TU PHIR MILENGE - THIS EXTRA GREEN at Rivington Palace, London UK. Curated and introduced by Nicole Wolf, researcher and lecturer in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London., in response to the exhibition of Sheela Gowda: Therein & Besides.
    2009 - A five day International Workshop on the theme of IMAGINE PEACE! A Visual Encyclopedia, organized by Khoj in collaboration with Design2context, (Institute for Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts). Khoj Studios Delhi.
    2008 - Presentation of two Short Films ( Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the five day International Workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS ( A CENTER FOR RIGHTS DISCOURSE AND INTER-DISCIPLINARY ARTS INITIATIVE, Mumbai ) at Adi Shakti Pondicherry.
    2007- 15 Day Residency of International Artists’ Workshop (KHOJ KASHEER 2007) organized by KHOJ New Delhi at Srinagar Kashmir.
    SOLO-SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS
    2014 – Solo-Show of Paintings (Image and Text an Interface), sponsored by Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Srinagar; organized by Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir in collaboration with Gayoor Art Foundation, Srinagar & Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Srinagar at University of Kashmir, Srinagar. (From 20th to 24th July 2014 – 05 Days)
    2001 – Solo Show of Paintings at ART HERITAGE, Trevini Kala Sangam, New Delhi, Sponsored by Art Heritage and Curated by Abrahim Alkazi. (From 7th to 26th September 2001 – 20Days)
    DOUBLE-MAN SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS
    2006 - Double Man Show of Painting Series called ‘LUFZ’ (Words) at Rashtriya Lalit Kala Kendra, Lucknow. (from 24 to 30, November 2006- 07 Days ).
    2000 - Double Man Show of Paintings at Vision, The Center of Art, New Delhi. (From 21, Feb to 15, March 2001 – 24 Days.)
    2000 - Virtual Exhibition of Miniature Abstract Paintings at British Council, New Delhi. (From 17 to 19 March 2001 – 03 Days)
    1998 – Double Man Show (You Me & Time), organized by Contemporary Art Foundation, Artists’ Commune, at College of Education, M A Road Srinagar. (From 26th May to 6th June, 1998

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2015 – Participation in the Exhibition of Contemporary Art from, about and for Kashmir (re-stART Fundraiser auction for Kashmir Flood victims), curated by Kashmir Art Quest, Loudbeetle and SCA Group in association with Engendered and Stir at Vs a Vis, 2, North Drive, Delhi from 11 April to 11 May 2015.
    2015 – Participation in Art Exhibition on the occasion of Sir Syed Day & Alumni Meet at Moinuddin Ahmad Art Gallery, AMU, Aligarh from 12th to 19th Oct., 2015.
    2015 - Participation in Rashtriya Lalit Kala Exhibition , sponsored by State Lalit Kala, Lucknow at Moiuniddin Ahmad Art Gallery, AMU, Aligarh from 26th March to 2nd April 2015
    2013 – Participated in a Group Show, ‘Samwadhana Rashtriya Kala Yatra’, from 2nd December to 30th March 2013, organized by Snehil, which was started from Heritage School, Dehradun and concluded at Sharda School of Art, New Delhi.
    2012 – International Art Event/Exhibition “Char Adhaya, A Cultural Festival of Art, Music & Dance”, Santinekatan Friends in Collaboration with Indo-SriLanka Foundation, Sri Lanka at the National Art Gallery, Colombo 7. From 15th to 17th October 2012.
    2012 - “National Art Fest, 12 – A tribute to Farhan Mujib” organized by General Education Centre, A,M.U. Aligarh
    2012 –‘Contemporary Art Journey – An Exhibition of Paintings’, Sopore, J&K.
    2007 – 8th All India Art Exhibition organized by Chitrakar Sangh Bareilly at Yamini Art Gallery, Bareilly.-8th to 11th February 2007
    2004 – Fine Arts Fair on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti organized by Department of Fine Arts, A.M.U. Aligarh.
    2004 - Group Exhibition at Heart & Soul Gallery, New Delhi.
    2004 – Exhibition of Paintings by Regional Artists of Aligarh organized by Dept of Fine Arts in collaboration with State Lalit Kala Akademi, Lucknow, 16th to 18th Dec. 2004.
    2003 - Group Exhibition, 35th Annual Conference, Assam.
    2002 - Group Exhibition at Nandan Art Gallery, Kala Bhavana,Visva Bharati, Santinekatan. 15th to 18th Feb. 2002.
    2001- Group Show organized by Aparajita at India Habitat Center, New Delhi (as a Charity how for Gujarat Earthquake Victims)
    2000 - Virtual Display of Fifteen Yard Long Drawing at India International Centre Anexxe, New Delhi.
    1997 - A.I.F.A.C.S. Exhibition at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu
    1996 - 1999 -State Level Annual Art Exhibitions Organized by The Jammu & Kashmir Academy Of Art Culture And Languages, Srinagar.
    1996 – 1999 - Group Shows and Annual Exhibitions of Contemporary Art Foundation, Srinagar.
    ART CAMPS/NATIONAL ART WORKSHOPS
    2015- Invited as a resource person to give the Demonstration of a self-developed Wash Technique in the Summer Workshop organized by Department of Fine Arts in collaboration with State Lalit Kala Akademy Lucknow on 8th and 9th June 2015.
    2013 - Participation by invitation in the 7-Day "Regional Painting Camp", organized by Lalit Kala Akademi Regional Centre, Lucknow, from 18 to 24th March 2013.
    2009 - National Seminar cum Workshop: Various Dimensions of Indian art, organized by Department of Fine Arts, A.M.U. Aligarh
    2008 – National Workshop on Different Techniques of Painting, organized by Dept of Fine Arts, AMU, 1oth to 12th April 2008.
    2002 - Painters’ Camp organized by Rotatory Club at Nandan, Kolkata.
    1997 - Seven-Day Painting Camp at Sonamarg, organized by the Divisional Commissioner Srinagar, J&K.

  • Award & Recognition

    2011 - Felicitated for the significant contribution in the field of Fine Arts in Kashmir by Degree College Bramullah, Srinagar Kashmir.

    2013 - A Painting titled “Anecdote”(1998), published in the web journal, ‘Cerebration – Issue I - 2013’. The web journal is sponsored by The Caspersen School of graduate studies, Drew University, New Jersey, USA.

    2014- Review by Dr. Muhammad Maroof Shah, Art Literacy in Kashmir: Art Works and Art Criticism of Wasim Mushtaq, Greater Kashmir, Readings, June 19, 2014

    2011 – Curatorial Review by Nicole Wolf, Concrete colour: Film screenings responding to Sheela Gowda exhibition, Invia, London, U.K.,

    2010 - Included in the E-book: ‘Khoj Kasheer 2007’ written by Herbert Grammatikopoulos

    2001 – Review by Poonam Goel, Reflections from Kashmir, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 17 March, 2001

    2001- Review in the First City, Magazine, New Delhi, March 17, 2001

    2001 - Review by Goutam Das, Getting Past the Trauma, The Pioneer, New Delhi, March 14, 2001

    2001 - Review by R. S. Yadav, Shows of Excellence at Art Heritage, National Herald, New Delhi, September 22, 2001

    2001 - Review by Moushumi Biswas, He Picked Up Brush Instead Of The Gun, The Pioneer, New Delhi, September 21, 2001

    2001 - Review by Aruna Bhowmick, Beautiful Tragedies from Kupwara (Kashmir), The Statesman, IV, Delhi, September 14, 2001

    2001 – Catalogue write-up by the Art Critic, Times of India, Ratnottama Sengupta, Reflections from the Valley, Catalogue: Vision, The Centre of Art, New Delhi, Feb 21, 2001

    1998 - Review by Tariq Kabli, If All Time is Eternally Present!, Gallery, The Kashmir Times, Srinagar, 1998.

    1996 - Review by Tariq Kabli, Wasim Mushtaq Wani: A Restless Painter, Sunday Supplement, Greater Kashmir, Srinagar, November 17, 1996

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