Shikh Sabbir Alam

February 1, 2018 - Artists
Shikh Sabbir Alam

Perhaps it would be difficult for me to recall how I learned to interact socially. Objects
around me were the tools of communication or rather I took support of different things on
my way of daily life. I use to walk by hearing. At times I could feel that the air helps me
to move around. I could use my smelling sense to identify and also differentiate in certain
cases. The power of vision helps us to see the surroundings; on contrary our mind adopts
what we see. In my case, it was the mostly the sound and smell which I perceived
through my brain to interact with others. The smell inside my house was different than
the smell outside. Often I use to miss the narrow isle that leads to our playground. The
stinking smell from the drain helped me to locate the field. At the age of 12, I came to
know about colors. Since then, it was typical for me to associate human names with
color. Naturally it was bizarre for my friends. Soon I began to use color to code many
other things. For me, the air is something ‘whitish’, not completely transparent. Water
surface seems to be yellowish. The color green means something rough, probably a harsh
surface. Sometimes people get astonished knowing that I can also dream. Obviously why
wouldn’t I? But do I see colors?

born in Kushtia, Bangladesh
lives and works in Oslo, Norway
Selected group exhibitions:
Unge inviterte, Gallery LNM, Oslo, Norway, 2017 (Upcomming)
Graduation Show, Masters of Fine Art, Kunsthogskolen I Oslo, Norway, 2016
Spring felling’s, Galleri Seilduken, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway, 2016
Daejeon Asian art show, Korean trade exhibition center, South Korea, 2014
20th national art exhibition, Silpokola academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013
Contemplating the contemporary 1., Dhaka art center, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012
Winds of Artist in residency program, exhibition organized by Aakar and gallery Jol rong, Dhaka, 2011
Awards, grants & residencies:
Aakar artist residency program, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011
International artist camp Kusthia, organized by the Center for Research of Arts and Crafts (CRACK), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2009, 2010, 2011
Nasrin Muhammadi Award, best display M.S. University, Baroda, India, 2008
I tell only lies, 2014
MFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO), Norway, 2016
BFA, Faculty of fine art Baroda, India, 2008
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