CV

Kurchi Dasgupta


India Address: EE 108 Salt Lake, Sector II, Kolkata 700 091  (Mob: 00 91 98 99 064902)
Nepal Address: Budanilkanth, Kathmandu, Nepal (Mob: 00 977 9808187574)


E-mail: kurchi.dasgupta@gmail.com, Website: www.kurchidasgupta.com


Solo Shows:
2015         Upcoming, April 2015 at City Museum, Kathmandu.


2010        Bishoy Mahabharata at The Nehru Centre in Mayfair, London in September;
                 paintings contemporizing the epic The Mahabharata.
                 Bishoy Mahabharata at Imago Dei Gallery, Kathmandu in August.
                The Mahabharata: An Impression at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu in January.

 2008       World Cinema: A Dialogue at Millennium Gallery, London (September).

Group Shows:

2014      Understanding Gender, Artist Proof Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal (March)
2013      Multiple performances in Telling a Tale: Kitchen Dramas in Kathmandu (December –March 2014)
               United Art Fair in Delhi, India (September)
               Kalajatra at Siddhartha Art Gallery in Kathmandu, Nepal (August)
               Random Reveries at Bikalpa Art Center, Kathmandu, Nepal (August)
               Tasmeem Doha Design Biennale at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar (March)

2012       Evolving Within as part of Kathmandu Quartet, which she is a member of,
                at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal (September)
              From Portrait to Self-Portrait curated by Antonio Nodar at Kathmandu Centre for Contemporary Art,      

                Kathmandu, Nepal (November)
              Rejoicing Spring at Manny’s Exhibition Space, Kathmandu, Nepal (March)

2011       Ganesha at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal (September)

2007       Art in Mind at Brick Lane Gallery, London, UK (July)

Writings: 


Regular contributions on art to magazines and prestigious ezines:
Frieze Magazine (www.frieze.com) (London),
Asian Art News (made the cover in the March 2013 issue) (Hong Kong),
Art Asia Pacific (Hong Kong),
Art and Deal (New Delhi),
Depart (Dhaka)
Hyperallergic (New York),
Ibraaz (Dubai),
ECS Magazine (Kathmandu),
Friday Magazine (Kathmandu),
Nukta Art Magazine (Karachi),
Republica (Kathmandu)
The Kathmandu Post (Kathmandu),
The Himalayan Times (Kathmandu).

Others:
Nominator for the prestigious Sovereign Asia Art Prize for Nepal since 2014.
Nominated as one of the ten most important women artists of Nepal by ArtRadar in 2014.

Workshops:

2013        End Violence against Women workshop at National Academy of Fine Art (October).
               Free Impression: Freedom of Expression workshop with
                 artivist Thomas Kilpper at Lasanaa Live Art Hub,  Katmandu (October).

               With Ted Barr at Kathmandu Center for Contemporary Art (August)

2012        Gurukul Art Meet at Mandala Theatre, Kathmandu, Nepal (November).
               Critical Thinking Workshop at Lasanaa Art Hub, Kathmandu (January).

2007        Democracy and Civic Education and Cartoons with Danish INGO, MS Nepal.

 
Awards:
Made the penultimate round of the Abraaj Prize 2015 (the long list) of Art Dubai.
University Gold Medal (Jadavpur University, 1999)

Residency:

2012          Rediscovering Kathmandu Valley at Lasanaa Art Hub, Kathmandu, Nepal (April)
                 Spices performance at Lasanaa Art Hub with Smitha Cariappa and Ashmina Ranjit (April).

Talks:
2014          Panelist for Colombo Art Biennale :
                1) The 'C' Word, Defining Curating Practice (January 31)
                 2) Regional Histories, Regional Art Perspectives (February 1)

2013          Panelist at AICA (International Art Critics Association) Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
                 Art in Nepal at AWON (November).
                Femininity and Sexuality in the works of Women Artists of Nepal at Martin Chautari (monthly art talk),  
                  Kathmandu (April).

               Brief Overview of my Works at Tasmeem Doha at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar (March)

2012         My Journey as an Artist at Indian Women’s Club, Kathmandu (May).
                Importance of Theory in Art Practice at Martin Chautari (monthly art talk), Kathmandu (May).

Books:
2009                      A Torn Quilt Tale (translated into English), pub. By National Book Trust, India
2008                      Possessions (translated into English), pub. By Sahitya Akademi, India
2004                      The Death Trap (translated into English), pub. By Rupa & Co.

Others:
Chief Executive Officer, The Society For the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Films (2004-2006).
Director, Lotus Print (2002-2004).
West Bengal State Fellowship for individual research at Jadavpur University, 2004

Education :          
1998                     Master’s in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata                                                                                  
                               (First Class, University Gold Medal)


1996                      Bachelor’s in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (best score)        

1994                      Diploma in Commercial Arts, BILAMS

1993                     Diploma in German Language, Goethe Institute, Kolkata

 ducation :        
1998                       Master’s in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata  (First Class, University Gold Medal)
1996                       Bachelor’s in Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata (best score)       
1994                       Diploma in Commercial Arts, BILAMS
1993                       Diploma in German Language, Goethe Institute, Kolkata


Personal:                b 1974, Indian National

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