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  • Name Wasim Mushtaq
  • Country India
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Wasim Wani (Srinagar)
Wasim Mushtaq Wani was born in 1973 in Kupwara in Kashmir. He is a founder member of Contemporary Art Foundation ( NGO to practice and promote art awareness in Kashmir), which was active from 1995 to 1999. He received a BFA degree from the Institute of Music & Fine Art, Srinagar in 2000 and an MFA in Painting from Visva Bharati Santinekatan in 2003. He has participated in numerous exhibitions of contemporary art as well as held solo exhibitions of his work. In 2008, Wasim presented two Short Films ( Rahi Zindagi tu Phir Milenge and Shopkeeper) in the workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS( Mumbai) at Adi Shakti Pondichery. He is currently a lecturer in the department of Fine Art, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.


2011 – Screening of three Short Films: SNOW, UNDER THE TABLE and RAHI ZINDAGI TU PHIR MILENGE – THIS EXTRA GREEN at Rivington Palace, London UK. Curated and introduced by Nicole Wolf, researcher and lecturer in Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London., in response to the exhibition of Sheela Gowda: Therein & Besides.

2009 – A five day International Workshop on the theme of IMAGINE PEACE! A Visual Encyclopedia, organized by Khoj in collaboration with Design2context, (Institute for Design Research at the Zurich University of the Arts). Khoj Studios Delhi.

2008 – Presentation of two Short Films ( RahiZindagituPhirMilenge and Shopkeeper) in the five day International Workshop ‘Logistics of Perception: Images from Conflict Zones’ organized by MAJLIS ( A CENTER FOR RIGHTS DISCOURSE AND INTER-DISCIPLINARY ARTS INITIATIVE, Mumbai ) at Adi Shakti Pondicherry.

2007- 15 Day Residency of International Artists’ Workshop (KHOJ KASHEER 2007) organized by KHOJ New Delhi at Srinagar Kashmir.


2014 – Solo-Show of Paintings (Image and Text an Interface), sponsored by Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Srinagar; organized by Department of Students Welfare, University of Kashmir in collaboration with Gayoor Art Foundation, Srinagar & Faculty of Music & Fine Arts, Srinagar at University of Kashmir, Srinagar. (From 20th to 24th July 2014 – 05 Days)

2001 – Solo Show of Paintings at ART HERITAGE, Trevini Kala Sangam, New Delhi, Sponsored by Art Heritage and Curated by AbrahimAlkazi. (From 7th to 26th September 2001 – 20Days)

Award & Recognition

2011 – Felicitated for the significant contribution in the field of Fine Arts in Kashmir by Degree College Bramullah, Srinagar Kashmir.

2013 – A Painting titled “Anecdote”(1998), published in the web journal, ‘Cerebration – Issue I –

2013’. The web journal is sponsored by The Caspersen School of graduate studies, Drew University, New Jersey, USA.

2014- Review by Dr. Muhammad Maroof Shah, Art Literacy in Kashmir: Art Works and Art Criticism of Wasim Mushtaq, Greater Kashmir, Readings, June 19, 2014

2011 – Curatorial Review by Nicole Wolf, Concrete colour: Film screenings responding to Sheela Gowda exhibition, Invia, London, U.K.,

2010 – Included in the E-book: ‘KhojKasheer 2007’ written by Herbert Grammatikopoulos

2001 – Review by Poonam Goel, Reflections from Kashmir, Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 17 March, 2001

2001- Review in the First City, Magazine, New Delhi, March 17, 2001

2001 – Review by Goutam Das, Getting Past the Trauma, The Pioneer, New Delhi, March 14, 2001

2001 – Review by R. S. Yadav, Shows of Excellence at Art Heritage, National Herald, New Delhi, September 22, 2001


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