Babita Das


After acquiring an MFA in print making from Vishwa Bharati University, Babita Das, had the privilege to work as a National Scholar with the Ministry of Culture. She has participated in innumerable group and solo exhibitions throughout the world. She has also been invited to conduct workshops in different countries for both school and college students, inmates at correctional facilities and professional artists from different fields. She has participated in artists’ symposiums, residencies, art festivals, and biennials; and has won some of the most coveted awards. She attracts peer recognition and connoisseur appreciation. Some of the many programmes she has been part of are the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition at Beijing where she received a Gold Medal for her paintings; the ‘Festival l’Auteur du Temps des Poetes’ at Guadeloupe; the residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA and at Platerow, Poland. She joined the top ‘100 Excellent Artist Exhibition’ from South and Southeast Asia in Malaysia, and later went on to exhibit her work at the ‘New Expression of Asian Art’ at Bangkok. Other than painting, she has excelled to showcase her creativity by sculpting a 10 feet tall ice sculpture at Livigno, Italy. The Lithuanian Artist’s Association has also hosted her for their annual International Creative Project at Palanga. She won the First Prize at the Izmir International Art Biennial and was felicitated by Indialogue Foundation in Kolkata. She was recently invited to the 3rd ‘Sharm El Sheikh’ International Fine Art Festival in Egypt and for the ‘Renaissance Der Erde II Symposium’ at Munich. In the same year she exhibited her works at the Laleh Gallery of Tehran and Apadana Gallery in Iran. Finally, she exhibited a series of graphics based on her hometown at the ICCR gallery in Kolkata in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise du Bengal, titled; ‘Kolkata in 80s: Through Babita’s Eyes’. She is a curator for IAM. In 2017, she was invited in Holland for a month residency, Jordan and Jaipur Kala Chaupal for symposium and Youth Art Festival , Seoul, 2017. In 2019 , was invited for a solo exhibition at Kaunas,Lithuania, Aukso Pjuvis Gallery.

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