The artist Abdus Salam was born in Comilla in the year 1971 in Bangladesh. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Dhaka with an MFA initiating his artistic journey. He received The Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Fellowship, completing it under the London Print Studio at London, in 2002; and the Asia Pacific Artist Fellowship 2013 under the National Museum of Contemporary Art in South Korea.
Till date he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions both national and international, of which some notable names are the “City of Winterthur” inKunstrumm Winterthur, Winterthur , Switzerland in 2009,Winds of Artist in residency program 2007 Exhibition, Fukuoka in 2007, “Conventional Abstract” painting exhibition Dots contemporary art center Dhaka in 2006, Daejeon international art show 20014, Daejeon South Koreain 2014,”Addition 2013″ Seoul, south Korea in 2013, International multimedia art festival 2012 Yangon, Myanmar in 2012 and “only god can judge me 2012” Tejgaon industrial area .Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2012.
Concept:History, Future and Imaginary representations of Territories
I was born in 1971 during our liberation war.From my childhood, I heard from my mother about war and how my mother struggled to save my life, so i was born with the history of my country.From my studnt life i love to study history,so this is my intention to research the history.now the days searching history is my art language .
We tend to forget our authenticity our cultural heritage, day to day happenings, history, our heroes, their devotion because of the ever-increasing satellite culture thats been reinforcing to change or at least grab the share of our culture for quite some time now.
I believe its time to self-discover, re-evaluate, enabling myself to place before the mirror and nurture the lost senses and stimulate them and translate them simply through art languages.
Photo credit: Nowsher roman, Faisal Jafar, Mimu das, Rupomoi Tongchangya, Adil Hasnat