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Monirul Islam

Present Position

Freelance artist residing in Spain
Born in 1943 at Chandpur, Bangladesh


1966-69 : Teacher at Govt College of Art and Crafts, Bangladesh
1969-73 : Scholarship awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs under an exchange programme
1969 to date : Freelance artist residing in Madrid, Spain

Biennale and group exhibitions

6th International Biennial of Print, 1975, Krakow, Poland
FIAC 77, 78, Paris, France;
International Mail Art Exhibition, NOW DRAWING IS, Imabashi Gallery, Japan;
1st Biennial of European Graphic Art, Heidelberg, Germany;
8th International Triennial of Coloured Graphic Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland;
15th International Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil;
International Impact Art Festival, Municipal Museum of Kyoto, Japan;
World Print Four, Museum of Modern Art, California, USA;
1st International Exhibition Day Art, Budapest, Hungary;
ARCO 86, International Art Fair, Spain;
Asian Contemporary Graphics Biennial, Seoul, Korea;
SAGA 88, Grand Palais, Paris, France;
Estampa, Print Fair 150 Graphic Artist, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain;
1st International Biennial 89, Bharat Bhaban, Bhopal, India;
VARNA 89, International Print Biennial, Bulgaria;
INTERGRAPHIC 90, Berlin, Germany;
Edition 3/92, Basel, Switzerland;
ARCO 93, 94, Gallery Estampa, Gallery BAT;
Art Festival, Asilah, Morocco

Individual exhibitions

1974 : Grupo 15, Madrid, Spain
1975 : Taksim Sanat Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
1980 : Kunsthalle Roelant, Amsterdam, Holland
1981, 89 : Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
1984 : Salon National des Galleries d'Art, Montreal, Canada Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, USA
1985 : Oxford Gallery, UK
1986 : Bronx Museum of Arts, New York, USA
1987 : The Art Society of the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA
1988 : Galeria Lienzo y Papel, Sevilla, Spain
1989 : Gallery BAT, Madrid, Spain; Gallery Atir, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1990 : Art Academy, Baroda University, India
1991 : Gallery Torculo, Madrid, Spain
1992, 98, 2003 : Gallery Tolmo, Toledo, Spain; Gallery Trinta, antiago de Compostela, Spain; Gallery Varron, Salamanca, Spain
1993 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1993, 96, 2001 : Gallery Estampa, Madrid, Spain
1994 : Sala Garcia Castanion, Caja de Ahorres Municipal de Pamplona, Spain; Gallery Zazpi, Zarautz, Spain
1995 : Gallery Seiquer, Madrid, Spain; Gallery Amaste, Bilbao, Spain; Museum of Goya, Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, Spain
1996 : Gallery Thema, Valencia, Spain
1997 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1997 : Honour of the International Triennial of Cairo, Egypt
1999 : Gallery Rotas, Islamabad, Pakistan
2000 : Gallery Chawkandi, Karachi, Pakistan
2003 : FLECHA, Madrid, Spain
2004 : Art Fair of the Spanish Contemporary Art Gallery, Madrid
2004 : Gallery Shilpangan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2005, 06 : Dionis Bennassar Gallery, Madrid
2007 : Gallery Nuevo Arte, Sevilla
2008 : Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh

National and International Awards

1972 : 5th International Exhibition of Prints, Ibizo, Spain
1974 : Carmen Arozamena Prize, Madrid, Spain
1977 : 12th International Graphics Biennial, Ljublana, Yugoslavia
1978, 82 : 4th International Graphics Biennial, Fredrikstad, Norway
1978 : 6th International Exhibition of Drawings, Rijeka, Yugoslavia
1983 : World Print Four, Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
1985 : 2nd International Exhibition of prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 7th National Award, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy; 1st Prize in Graphic Art, Baghdad, Iraq
1987 : 4th International Exhibition of prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 17th International Graphics Biennial, Ljublana, Yugoslavia
1993 : National Award of Spain Accesit, Calcografia Nacional , Spain
1997 : National Award of Spain, Calcografia Nacional,Spain
1999 : Ekushey Padak, highest national award of Bangladesh
2007 : National Award, Scholars of Bangladesh

International Jury Member

3rd International Exhibition of Prints, Maximo Ramos, El Ferrol, Spain; 2nd International Prints Triennial, Cairo, Egypt
1999 : 3rd International Triennial of Cairo, Egypt
2000 : Spanish International Prints Competition
2003 : 4th International Prints Triennial, Cairo, Egypt

Workshops conducted

1980-2008 Asilah, Morocco; Museum of Goya, Fuendetodos, Spain; NCA, Lahore and Karachi, Pakistan; Baroda Art Academy, India; Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bahrain-Asilah Arts and Culture Forum, Barcelona, Spain

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