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  • Fawad Tamakanat
About the Artist & his work :
Born : 1962
Education :
Master of Fine Arts(Painting), S.N.S. Central University of Hyderabad Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University(JNTU) College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad B.Com, Osmania University.
Style :
To say that Fawad Tamkanat`s work is narrative is a gross understatement. Throughout his career as an artist, he has strived to develop and then perfect a visual vocabulary that he can use to communicate with his viewers. And this language, that he uses to take on peoples` minds, has nothing to do with society, religion or politics, but, quite blatantly, is all about his own personal fixations. Fixations that include those with time, and one`s place in the general scheme of things. Fawad was born in Hyderabad in 1962, to a family that already had artistic inclinations running through its veins. His father was the famous Urdu poet, Shaz Tamkanat.
Early in his career, Fawad was invited to participate in an installation workshop in Denmark where he also worked for a few months in the printmaking studios with renowned printmakers. He became very taken up with printmaking, and launched his professional exhibitions showing only monochromatic prints. Now Tamkanat experiments with several different media and surfaces, diversifying to include those like watercolours, acrylic, etching drypoint and tarpaulin in his oeuvre. Fawad has held twelve solo shows in India and abroad to his credit, and has participated in state, national and international exhibitions and group shows at major art centres. Selected Solo Exhibitions :
2012-13 : Jamaat, Mumbai 2003 : Gallery Dengule Guard, Denmark 2001 : Kirsten Kjaer Museum, Denmark ; Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi & Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. 2000 : Gallery Pialeh Copenhagen, Denmark ; Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai & Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi 1999 : Bredsten, Denmark ; Copenhagen, Denmark ; Vingsted Centre Gallery, Denmark ; Cobra Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark ; Graphic prints, New Delhi & Minaz Art gallery, Hyderabad 1996 : Vingsted Centre Gallery, Denmark ; Minaz Art gallery, Hyderabad & Hyderabad ICRISET Club 1995 : ABC Art Gallery, Varanasi 1993 : Gallery Escape, New Delhi
Selected Group Exhibitions :
2009 : 'Entity', in association with Asian Academy of Film & Television at M.E.C. Art Gallery, New Delhi & Gallery Space, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh 2008 : 'Stellar Configuration', presented by Vinnyasa Premier Art Gallery, Chennai at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai & 'Urban Landscapes', Galleria, New Delhi 2007 : 'First Person Narrative', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad & 'Rising Of The Phoneix: A Tribute To Livelihood', Hasta Gallery, Hyderabad 2005 : ‘Collective Spaces 05 ‘,M.E.C. Art Gallery New Delhi. 2004 : Hvidovre Radhus, Hvidovre, Copenhagen, Denmark & Aaskov Kommune's Kunstforening, Aaskov, Jutland. 2003 : ‘Homage To Bhupen Khakhar’, M.E.C. Art Gallery New Delhi ; DHL World Wide Express Gallery, Denmark ; Kunstforening Detny Kastet Thisted, Denmark ; Teko Centre Gallery, Denmark ; Pakhuset Gallery, Denmark ; Esbjerg Museum (Musikhuset), Denmark ; Kunstbrenderiet, Vejle, Denmark & 'Crosscurrent' (Indian Danish Painters Meet), New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai 2002 : 'Moods' (Indian Danish painters), Denmark & 'Tradition to Modernity Fulda', Germany 2000 : 'Rooprekha’, Drawing Show, Hyderabad & 'Edge of the Century', New Delhi 1999, 2000 & 01 : Harmony Show, Mumbai 1999 : 'Four Indian Artists', Curated by Muller and Plate, Munich, Germany ; ‘Black and White’, Drawings and Prints, Hyderabad & Genesis Alliance Francaise, Goa 1998 : Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Mumbai 1996 : 'Women in India Art', Curated by Apparao Gallery - Singapore, Hong Kong and New York 1994 : 'Indian Encounter', Curated by Apparao Gallery, New York 1993 : Direction I the Gallery, Chennai 1992 : Gallery Escape, New Delhi 1990 : Maxmuller Bhavan, Hyderabad
Honours & Awards :
1990 : University Gold Medal, Master of Fine Arts(Painting), S.N.S. Central University of Hyderabad 1986 : University Gold Medal, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University(JNTU) College of Fine Arts, Hyderabad Recipient of Cultural Scholarship (Ministry of Human resources).
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