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|Fawad Tamkanat | b.1962|
Born in a poet’s family in India. Acquired a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts after graduation.
Recipient of the University Gold Medals in B.F.A. and M.F.A., Central University, Hyderabad.
Held 14 Solo Shows till date in India & Abroad. Some of the Solo Shows:
Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark 2001;
Gallery Paialeh, Copenhagen, Denmark 2001;
Cobra Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 1995;
Vingsted Center, Denmark 1996 and 1999;
Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2000;
Shridharni Gallery, New Delhi 2000;
Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai 2001;
Gallery Espace, New Delhi 1992;
Lalit Kala Academy Chennai & New Delhi 1997;
Minaz Art Gallery, Hyderabad 1999;
ABC Gallery, Banaras 1995.
70 Group Shows all over India and Abroad. To name a few:
Four Indian Artists, New York 1994;
Colors of India, Birla Life Style,
Los Angeles, New York 2006/2007
Crosscurrents and Moods, 15 shows in India & Denmark 2002 2003
The Sacred 2007 Galleria New Delhi & Mumbai
Dakshinayan 2007 Nvya Gallerie New Delhi; Artscape 2007 New Delhi
Tales of Textures 2007 Art Elements
Mapping the South, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Stretch of Imagination, 2008 Masters Collection Art Gallery
High on Hyderabad, 2007 Jammat Mumbai
An Expression in Black and White, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai 2006
Women in Indian Art, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York, 1995
International Graphic Show, Hyderabad 1997
Four Indian Artists, Munich, Germany 1999
Tradition to Modernity, Fulda, Germany 2001
Edge of the Century, New Delhi 1999
Refined Strokes 2007, Masters Collection Art Gallery
Harmony Show, Mumbai 1998, 2005
Tribute to Picasso, Mumbai 2002
Two Man Show at Artalive, New Delhi
Two Artist Show, Time & Space, Bangalore
Endearing Palette, Mec Art Gallery, New Delhi 2007
Collective Space, Mec Art Gallery, New Delhi 2006
Art for Prabhat, New Delhi 2007
The Art as Investment, Vismaya Art Gallery, 2006/2007, Chennai, Coimbatore
INDIA ON CANVAS 2007 Khushi Foundation
SAFFRON ART 2006 PAPER WORK.
10 Group Shows CROSSCURRENTS & MOODS in Denmark and India.
TO SERVE WITH LOVE, Group show of Goan Artists 2007.
FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN, Artist Viji Reddy 2005
INSTALLATION AND DRAWINGS, 1996
National Gallery of Modern Art ,New Delhi; Vingsted Center, Denmark;; Lalit Kala Academy, & many Public and Private Collections in India and abroad.
Participated in International Installation Workshop TIDE, Denmark 1996. Worked with renowned European Printmakers in Print making workshops in 1996 and 1999. Worked in a residence at Graphic Studio, Kirsten Kjaers Museum, Denmark 2001.
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. He lives and works in Hyderabad.
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