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SAMIT DAS
M.F.A, B.F.A painting ,shantiniketan, kalabhavan
ASSOCIATE STUDENT FULL TIME
BOOK ART DEPT. Camberwell college of arts, London
BORN-04-09-1970 JAMSHED PUR ,INDIA

EXPERTISE- INTERACTIVE ART WORKS AND ARTIST BOOKS.MULTI-SENSORY ENVIORMENTS IN ART/ ARCHITECTURAL / INSTALLATION CONTEXTS / GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY.

POST SCHOOL EDUCATION -B.FINE[HONS.PAINTING]M.FINE.PAINTING.KALA BHAVANA,VISVABHARATI. SHANTINIKETAN .1994-1996
ASSOCIATE STUDENTS P.G. PROGRAME AT BOOK ART DEPT. IN CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS [LONDON] 2001-2002

SCHOLARSHIPS - CHARLES WALLACE INDIA TRUST FROM BRITISH COUNCIL –2001-2002- FOR U.K. [project – Book as an architectural space in context of human existence]
NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP 1996-1998 & JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP 1998-2000 FROM GOVT. OF INDIA
MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FROM 1990-1996VISVA BHARATI SHANTINIKETAN

SITE SPECIFIC PROJECTS AND WORK SHOPS –
XANHU FEST. AT LIJJIANG CHINA , 2005, research trip for a residency , and worked in a traditional Chinese house .
KALA GHODA FESTIVAL 2005 MUMBAI[ installation with photographs ,prints and sound at pavement]
JAIPUR FESTIVAL 2005[ kite and prints project at ramchandraji temple.
BRICKS WITH OUT FULLSTOP. PHOTOINSTALLATION ,2004
A MONTH RESIDENCY IN BANGALORE WITH THE A PROJECT BASED ON RECENT CHANGING URBAN LAND SCAPE
‘WILD STYLE’ LONDON WALL GRAFFITI SHOW AT BRITISH COUNCIL CAFÉ , NEW DELHI 2003.[photographs displayed at lobby and café and using those same images as food mat on table and menu card as well.]
CONTEXT AND CONTENT MUSEUM AS METAPHOR- 2001. CHANDIGARH [site specific work with museum collection ,objects, and urbanization]
curated by dr. alka pande and peter nagy
METAPHYSICAL INSTALLATION. a collaborative project with an architect[rethinking of Indian street peddlers display within a gallery space followed by video clippings ] INDIA HABITAT CENTER, New Delhi 2001
PHOTOSPHERE 2002,[unused Urban flat transformed in a show case and interactive book in a kitchen room ] curated by peter nagy .New Delhi
SITE SPECIFIC WORK AT SHEKHAWATI HAVELI , Rajasthan,2003
ARTIST’S CAMP-200 YEARS OF THE GREAT ART ARC DEPT. OF SCEINCE AND TECHNOLGY GOVT. OF INDIA . 2003.[two week long work shop , based on scientific concept relevant with everyday art practise along with traditional artists.]
IN DEFENCE OF OUR SECULAR TRADITION, NEW DELHI AND MUMBAI-1997 designed gift box and stamps .organised by SAHMAT

EXHIBITIONS-
JIANGHU JOURNEY FEST AT LIJJIANG CHINA , 2005 [video projection in a heritage house in lijjiang]
BRICKS WITH OUT FULL STOPS , SOLO SHOW AT RUIA HOUSE MUMBAI 2005
ANNUAL SHOW BY BIRLA ACADEMY OF ART CULTURE, KOLKATA-2005
NEW WAVE IN BENGAL ART , KOLKATA-2005
VANITUS VANITATUM, [photo installation ]SAKSHI GALLERY, MUMBAI 2004
JOURNEYS- INDIA HABITAT CENTER , NEW DELHI -2004
LOOKING BACK IN ORDER TO LOOKING FORWARD –NEW DELHI -2004[photographic installation on Rabindra nath tagore’s house .
FLESHED OUT AND LIFTING OFF - NEW DELHI 2004
FLAG SHOW , PAKISTAN -2003
WORLD SOCIAL FORUM, MUMBAI-2004
SAHMAT, THE MAKING OF INDIA – NEW DELHI , 2004
DOTS AND PIXELS , GALLERY SUMUKHA , BANGALORE 2004
GREAT ARC SHOW , AT ATLANTIS GALLERY , LONDON 2003
DOTS & PIXELS, GALLERY ESPACE , NEW DELHI-2003
PHOTO TRANSCENDENT, BOSE PACIA MODERN . NUYORK-2002
BORDERLESS TERRAIN, curated by dr. alka pande .India habitat center. New Delhi 2002.
ROOTS EN ROUTE – BRITISH COUNCIL INDIA 2003
designed limited edition hand made catalog]
GLUE a show about collage with concept and artist from different generation, designed limited edition catalog as an extension of artist book CURATED BY PETER NAGY-2002 . Bangalore
EDGE OF THE CENTURY- 1999.curated by amit mukherjee new delhi.
EMERGING TRENDS –1999. kolkata CIMA gallery
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