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Artist Profile
Amitava Das (View Gallery)

 BORN: 27TH MAY, 1947

 

 EDUCATION

  • 1965-72 - Studied at College of Art, New Delhi.

 TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1974-75 - Lecturer, Art Institute, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  • 1975-77 - Visiting Lecturer, College of Art and Women’s Polytechnic, New Delhi

 EXHIBITION IN INDIA

 GROUP SHOWS

  • Co-curated a contemporary Indian art show titled 'The Yellow Deity', National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi and Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 1995 - Works on Paper from 1972-94, Sakshi Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1995 - View from the Edge, curated by Sanjay Kumar and organized by Sakshi.
  • 1994 - Drawings 94, AIFACS, curated by Prayag Shukla and organized by Espace.
  • 1994 - Works on Paper from 1972-94, Eicher Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1992 - ‘Pioneers to the New Generation’, Arts Acre, West Bengal.
  • 1990 - Contemporary Paintings on War and Peace, Max Mueller Bhavan / Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta, Madras, Bangalore,Hydrabad, Bombay.
  • 1989 - Miniature Works, Habiart Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1989 - Artists Alert’, New Delhi.
  • 1986-88 - Dhoomimal Art Gallery and Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1985-87 - Bharat Bhavan Biennale, Bhopal.
  • 1985-87 - Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1983 - Seven Painters, Maurya Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1982 - Inaugural Exhb., Roopankar Museum of Fine Arts, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
  • 1982 - All India Exhibition of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1981 - All India Exhb. of Drawings, Madras and New Delhi.
  • 1980 - All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1980 - Exhb. at Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - All India Exhb. of Prints, Govt. Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh.
  • 1979 - Participated in the National Exhb., New Delhi.
  • 1979 - New Group' exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1979 - Serigraphs, Alliance Francaise, New Delhi.
  • 1979 - All India Exhb.of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1979 - Indian Art Today, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  • 1978 - Works on Paper, Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1978 - Garhi Prints, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Gallery 26/ Artists’ Forum exhb., New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Joint show, Black Partridge Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - New Group' exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1977 - Twenty Artists, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Art-India 77, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1977 - Participated in the travelling exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi.
  • 1977 - Pictorial Space, curated by Geeta Kapur, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1976 - National Exhb., Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1976 - Twenty Artists, Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1975 - Group show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1975 - Under Thirty Five, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1974-75 - 'New Group', Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1971 - Art Today III- Graphics and Drawings, Ashoka Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1970 - Art Today II- Paintings, Ashoka Gallery, New Delhi. 
  • 1968 - Annual exhb. AIFACS, New Delhi. 1969 Art Today I, Kunika-Chemould Gallery, New Delhi.

 SOLO SHOWS

  • 1993 - Solo show at Sakshi Gallery, Bombay.
  • 1991 - Solo show at Gallery Espace, New Delhi
  • 1991 - Solo show at Art Heritage, New Delhi.
  • 1990 - Solo show at Sakshi Gallery, Madras.
  • 1988 - Solo show at Dhoomimal Art Gallery, New Delhi.
  • 1988 - Solo show at Shridharani Gallery, New Delhi.

 EXHIBITION ABROAD

 GROUP SHOWS

  • 1993 - Indische Gegenwartskunst, Mainz, Germany and Stettin, Poland.
  • 1993 - India Songs- Mulitple Stream In Indian Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • 1991 - Group Show, Munich, Germany.
  • 1991 - ‘Three Contemporary Artists’, Bremen, Germany.
  • 1889 - Contemporary Indian Paintings, Darmstadt, West Germany.
  • 1989 - ‘Contemporary Indian Painting’, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1984 - Contemporary Indian Painting, Moscow, Vienna Fredrikstad Biennale of Prints, Norway.
  • 1982 - Grenchen Triennale, International Exhb. of Prints, Switzerland.
  • 1981 - Prints, Galerie Stienmetz, Bonn, West Germany.

 COLLECTIONS

  • Society of Contemporary Art, London. National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.
  • Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal.
  • Punjab Museum, Chandigarh.
  • Lalit Kala Akademy, New Delhi.
  • Mr. V. Sanjay Kumar, Madras.
  • Mr. Devender Sahani.
  • Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.

 AWARDS

  • He has been profiled in 'A Painters Portraits' a film by K. Bikram Singh for Doordarshan; Indian Songs - Multiple Streams in Contemporary Indian Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; MTV and numerous television programmes.
  • 1989 - Receives Fellowship from the Federal Republic of Germany for the advanced exposure to the exhb. and Graphic Design.
  • 1976 - Received the National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi.
  • 1980 Received award at All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1982 - Received award at All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.
  • 1982 - Received Sahitya Kala Parishad Award, New Delhi.
  • 1981 - Received award at All India Exhb. of Prints, Chandigarh.

 

 
 
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