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Shahabuddin Ahmed
Born in 1950 at Dhaka, Bangladesh

1971 : Platoon Commander in the Liberation War of Bangladesh
1973 : BFA, Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts (presently Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka)
1974-81 : Higher Studies on Fine Arts, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts of Paris (Atelier Nallard)

Major Solo Exhibitions
1973-79 : 2 exhibitions at the College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1974 : Exhibition in Support of Flood Victims, College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1975 : Cultural Center of Groningen, Holland; Gallery des Voutes du Port, Royan, France
1975-77 : Exhibitions at FIAP Art Gallery, Paris, France
1976 : Cite des Arts, Paris, France
1977 : Cultural Center, University of Vasorvie, Poland
1980-88 : Exhibitions at Gallery de la Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
1981 : Gallery Voude-Port, Royan, France, 1981-97 : 4 exhibitions at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1984 : Gallery de l'Agence, Paris, France
1985 : Gallery Nationale, Dakar, Senegal
1986 : Bangla Academy Gallery, Dhaka
1987-89 : 2 exhibitions at Gallery Pierre Parrat, Paris, France and 2 exhibitions at Gallery Carlier, Le Touquet, France
1988 : Gallery Pierre Cardin, Cannes, France; Gallery Contraste, Lille, France; Gallery de la Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1989 : Museum of Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Taiwan; Gallery Contraste, Brussels, Belgium; Gallery Gabrielle Fliegans, Strasbourg, France
1990 : Gallery Espace et Art Contemporain, Quimper, France; Gallery Gabrielle Fliegans, Monaco, France; Gallery des Carmes, Rouen, France; Gallery Marie-Thérèse Wagner, Thionville, France; Gallery Atelier 80, Bordeaux, France
1990-96 : 3 exhibitions at Gallery Samagra, Paris, France; Cultural Center of Bourg-en-Bresse, France
1991 : Gallery Arbitraire, Dôle (Jura), France; Gallery Evelyne Guichard, Aoste, Italy
1992 : Ethnic Art Gallery, Switzerland
1993-2000 : 5 exhibitions at Shilpangan Contemporary Art Gallery, Dhaka
1993 : Gallery Atlier 80, Bordeaux, France; Gallery Pyramide Pernod, Créteil, France
1994-02 : 2 exhibitions at Birla Academy of Fine Arts and Culture, Kolkata, India; YB Chavan Art Gallery, Mumbai, India; Vadhera Art Gallery, Delhi, India
1995 : ‘Portrait de Gandhi’, Gallery Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris, France
1996-05 : 3 exhibitions at Gallery Brûlée, Strasbourg, France
1996 : ‘A Return to India’, Ashutosh Gallery, Kolkata, India; Exhibition by Partner's Investissements Europe, Paris, France
1997 : Gallery Espace 61, Rouen, France; Gallery Epoke, Copenhagen, Denmark
1998 : Gallery Grewal Mohanjeet, Paris, France; Gallery Arbitraire, Dôle (Jura), France
1999 : Gallery ‘Arts Vivendi’, Munich, Germany; Yazienki Krolenskie Museum, Varsovie, Poland; Gallery DD, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Contemporary Art Center Spazio, Italy
2000-01 : 2 exhibitions at Gallery Jacob-1, Paris, France, 2000 : ‘The Harmony show’, Nehru Center, Mumbai, India
2001-08 : 3 exhibitions at Gallery Jas de la Rimade, Carcès, France
2002 : Gallery Raymond Joseph, Aix en Provence, France
2003 : Habiart Gallery, Delhi, India
2004 : Gallery du Fleuve, Paris; Gallery Bouchindhomme, Lille, France; ‘Les dîners de l' Art Contemporain’ Europe Zen Factory, Paris, France; El Almudin Museum, Valence, Spain; Gallery de Arte Contemporaneo Jorge Ontiveros, Spain
2005 : Gallery Lazoukine, Deauville, France; Foundation Jaume II ‘El Just’ Monastere Royal de Santa-Maria de Valdigna, Valence, Spain
2006 : Contemporary Art Museum of Elche, Spain; Gallery Bouchindhomme, Lille, France, 2006-08 : 3 exhibitions at Gallery Daniel Besseiche, Paris, France 2007 : Indian Contemporary Art Institute, Mumbai, India; Gallery Lazoukine, Deauville, France
2008 : Gallery Cosmoarte Siglo XXV, Alicante, Spain; Ganges Art Gallery, Kolkata, India
2009 : La salle Cai-Luzan, Zaragoza, Spain, 2009 : JAI BANGLA, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Major Group Exhibitions
1974 : Exhibition on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1975 : Exhibition of the Foreign Students Studying in Paris, Paris, France
1977 : FIAP Art Gallery, Paris, France
1978 : Only Airport Gallery, Paris, France
1980 : Exhibition of Painters of 31 Countries, organized by UNESCO, Paris, France
1981 : International Students Painting Exhibition, organized by CROUS, Paris, France
1982 : Young Artists Art Exhibitions, organized by Bangladesh Shikpakala Academy, Dhaka
1983-86 : 2nd and 3rd Asian Art Biennal Bangladesh, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1985 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia
1986 : Gallery Pierre-Parrat, Paris, France; Gallery Carlier, Le Touquet, France
1988 : Olympiad of the Arts, Seoul, South Korea; Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Beijing, China
1989 : Museum of Contemporary Art, Taishung, Taiwan; Colour of Life, Paris, France; Salon des Arts Contemporains, Paris, France; Museum of Bourg-en-Bresse, France; Gallery Contraste, Brussels, Belgium
1990 : Gallery Pluriels, Deauville, France; Espace Belleville, d' Art Contemporain, Paris, France
1991 : Gallery Samagra, Paris, France; Gallery Atelier 80, Bordeaux, France
1992 : Olympiad of the Arts ‘50 Master Painters of Contemporary Art’, Barcelona, Spain; African Art Biennal, Dakar, Senegal
1995 : ‘Bombay’, Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, India
1996 : L' art du Marché, Saint-Cloud, France; ‘The Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India; Gallery Clemengis, Châlons-en-Ehampagne, France; Gallery Barbara Moran, Massachusetts, USA
1997 : ‘The Harmony Show’, Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India
1999 : Contemporary Art Center Spazia, Italy; Cigares de la Havana, organized by the Society Tabacalara & Club Epicur de mumeurs de cigares, La Havana, Cuba
2000 : Gallery Brûlée, Strasbourg, France; Cigares de la Havana, Gallery Flake, Paris
2001 : Espace Belleville, Expositions de dessins, Paris, France
2002 : Seoul Art Center, South Korea; ‘La Maison des Arts’ de Châtillon, France
2008 : Contemporary Bangladesh Art week, New York, USA, organized by Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts

Awards
1968 : President’s Gold Medal as Best Child Artist, Pakistan
1973 : Prime Minister’s Gold Medal as Best Student of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1974 : Bangla Academy Award, Silver Jubilee Exhibition of Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka
1975 : Gold Medal, Salon du Printemps, Paris, France, 1975 : Silver Medal, Salon des Artistes Français, Paris, France, 1975 : 1st Prize in the Exhibition of the Foreign Students Studying in Paris, Paris, France
1976 : Silver Medal, Salon du Printemps, Paris, France
1980 : 1st Prize, Exhibitions of Painters from 31 Countries, organized by UNESCO, Paris, France
1981 : Gold Medal, Salon du Printemps, Paris, France
1982 : Best Award in Painting, Young Artists Art Exhibition, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1986 : Honourable Mention Award, 3rd Asian Art Biennal, Bangladesh
1992 : Olympiad of the Arts ‘50 Master Painters of Contemporary Art’, Barcelona, Spain, 1992 : African Art Biennal, Dakar, Senegal
2000 : Independence Day Award (Highest civilian award in Bangladesh), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Collections
Bangabandhu Smriti Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Seoul Olympic Museum, Republic of Korea; Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh; National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh; National Museum of Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria; National Museum of Taiwan, Taiwan; Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland; Museum of Bourg-en-Bresse, France and many other private collections

Present Position
Living and working in Paris, France since 1974 as a professional artist
 

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