Ashim Purkayastha

Biography: Born
1967 -  Digboi, Assam

1994 Master in Fine Arts (Painting), Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal
1992 Bachelor in Fine Arts (Painting), Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal
2009-10 'Family/ Families', Vadehra...
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2009-10 'Family/ Families', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2006 ‘Borderline’, Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi; Anant Art Gallery, Kolkata
2006 ‘Dilli Dilwalon Ki’, Visual Art Gallery, Habitat Centre; Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004-05 ‘Attached Wings’, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai; Shridharani Art Gallery, New Delhi
2001 ‘Gandhi / Man without Specs’, Khoj, New Delhi
2001 'Insured Home', Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata
1999 Gallery Espace, New Delhi
Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 'Peak Shift Effect', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Fragility', Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon
2011 'Natural Bodies, Subverted Canons', Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi
2011 'Pause: A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2010-11 'A Collection', Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
2009 'Indian Summer', Galerie Christian Hosp, Berlin
2009 'Godown', The Guild, Mumbai
2009 'Bapu', presented by Saffronart in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London
2008-09 'Where In The World', Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon, Harayana
2008-09 'Mutant Beauty', Anant Art Centre, New Delhi
2008 'Ghost of Souza', Aicon Gallery, New York
2008 'Everywhere Is War (And Rumors of War)', Bodhi Art, Mumbai
2008 'Santhal Family: Positions Around an Indian Sculpture', in association with Bodhi Art, and supported by the British Council, Kunststiftung NRW and the Provence of Antwerp at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuKHA), Belgium
2008 ‘India Crossing’, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
2007-08 ‘Polyphonies’, Gallery Hosp, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
2007-08 Indian Art at the Swarovski ‘Crystal World’, 2nd Exhibition, Tirol – Österreich, Austria
2007 ‘New Wave: Contemporary Art from India’, Aicon Gallery, London
2006 ‘Subcontingent, The Subcontinent in Contemporary Art’, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
2006 ‘Lila / Play’: Contemporary Miniatures and New Art from South Asia, Span Gallery, Melbourne
2005 ‘Self X Social : Self, Stranger, Parent, Recourse, Worker’, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
2005 ‘Negotiating Matter/s’, Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi
2004 ‘Hindu Moon In Mughal Garden’, Nature Morte, New Delhi
2004 'The Making of India Project’, SAHAMAT, Lalit Kala Akademi, NewDelhi
2002-03 ‘Soonapan’, organized by Crossways Communication, Kishangarh, Rajasthan
1998 ’50 Years of Indian Independence’, Lalit Kala Kendra, Kolkata and Santiniketan
1998 ‘New Perceptions, Images and Media’, organised by Centre of International Modern Art (CIMA), Kolkata; Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, New Delhi
1998 ‘Cryptograms’, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai,
1998 S'ix Artists', Gallery Espace, New Delhi
1997 'Palash', Rabindra Bhavan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi
1996 '12 Contemporary Painters', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
1993 Art Exhibition, State Art Gallery, Guwahati
1992 ‘Print Today’, Bangalore
1990 Guwahati
2011 'Of Gods and Goddesses, Cinema, Cricket: The New Cultural Icons of India', Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai
2009 'Expressions at Tihar', Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
2009 'Contemporary Indian Art: Open Your Third Eye', National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
2008 'Chalo! India: A New Era of Indian Art', 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Mori Art Museum, Japan
2006 Kolkata KHOJ, International Artist’s Workshop, Baripur
2005 Britto International Artists Workshop, Bangladesh
2003 Project: ‘Parcel Cover’, National Exhibition, Kalakendra, Guwahati, Assam
1996 VI Biennale of Contemporary Indian Art, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal
Honours and Awards
2004 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, New York
2001,1993 The Elizabeth Greenshields, Foundation Award, Canada
1997 Junior Fellowship, HRD, Government of India
1988-92 Assam State Cultural Scholarship

Exhibitions: Conversation in colour

Selected Works