Curriculum Vitae

MAHEDI ANJUMAN
Born: Bangladesh (Permanent Resident in USA)
Email: mjoothi@yahoo.com
Website: www.joothi.com

Education
MFA (Master of Fine Art)
Expected year of graduation - May 2019 University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art)
Year 2005-2010
Department of Drawing and Painting Faculty of Fine Art University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Artist Residency
2013     TRANSART SUMMER RESIDENCY, Berlin, Germany

2018     PICTURE BERLIN, Berlin, Germany

Awards and Scholarships
2018

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award
  • Outstanding Graduating Artist Award
  • Graduate Travel Award

2017

  • Outstanding Graduating Artist Award
  • Craig Shepherd Art Scholarship
  • Graduate Student General Scholarship

2016

  • Graduate Student General Scholarship
  • Lucy Nieder MFA Scholarship
  • Holmes Art Scholarship

2013    Transart Community Support Scholarship Award $10,000.

Upcoming Exhibitions:
2019

  • February 1st-28th, Video art exhibition, Whittemore Gallery, UNR, USA
  • March, OGA video art exhibition, Rome, Italy
  • April29-May 09th, MFA Thesis Exhibition, SGS gallery, Reno, NV, USA
  • May 2nd Artist Talk at University of Nevada, Reno, USA
  • July, Mail Art Exhibition, Picture Berlin Alumni, Berlin, Germany
  • October, Museum Artist residency, North Carolina, USA
  • November, Gallery Artist Residency, Vancouver BC, Canada

Solo Exhibitions
2018
EXISTANCE: I THEREFORE YOU
March 12 – March 31, The Potentialist Gallery, Reno, NV

2017
EXISTANCE: MY NAME IS YOU
(MFA Advancement to Candidacy Exhibition)
November 13- November 22, Student Gallery South, University of Nevada, Reno

Group Exhibitions

2019

  • January 12-13, Medusa underground film festival, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • January 4th, Art Share Presents, Los Angles,CA,  USA

2018

  • Interpersonal Connection, 21 November - 3 December, Ospizio Giovani Artists, Rome, Italy
  • Eclectic, INFINITY, Annual juried student show, Juror John Rapko (Art Critic and Historian in San Francisco, CA).
  • 5+3=1, (Selective works from the MFA students at University of Nevada, Reno) October 29– November 8, Student Gallery South, Jot Travis Building, Reno, NV
  • The wind Calls, July 11th -October 9th, 2018, Capital City Arts Initiative, Carson City,
    Nevada
  • Master’s class show, July-August 2018, Jay Jay Contemporary art gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • AUTHENTIC ALIENS, January 4–January18, The Holland Project, Reno, NV

2017

  • SMALL WORKS WINTER SHOW, November 18-December 16, 2035 Dickerson road, Reno, NV
  • PARADOXICAL EXISTENCE, (Selective works from the MFA students at University of Nevada, Reno) October 30– November 9, Student Gallery South, Jot Travis Building, Reno, NV
  • SHOW OFF, (Not Your Momma’s Refrigerator @One Gallery Exhibition) January-May, Mathewson-
    IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 32nd ANNUAL POSITIVE/ NEGATIVE, (National Juried Art Exhibition) juror Dr. Anja Foerschner (photographer, art historian and curator from the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles) March 13-April 7, ETSU Slocumb Gallery, TN, USA

2016

  • INFINITY, Annual juried student show, Juror Mark Van Proyen (Author in Art in America), SGS gallery, UNR, USA
  • AVIDITY (Selective works from the MFA students at University of Nevada, Reno) November 07–17, Student gallery south, Jot Travis Building, Reno

2013
Transart Institute Review Exhibition, Instructed by Jean Marie Casbarian, July, Brunenstrasse Berlin, Germany

2012

  • MOURN
    Curated by Rafiqul Shuvo
    December, Seven Senses (compliment of Asian Biennale in Bangladesh) Dhaka Art Centre, Bangladesh
  • OPEN-15
    Curated by Paolo De Grandis
    The International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations Aug–Sept, Venice, Italy
  • OGCJM (Only God Can Judge Me)
    Curated by Rafiqul Shuvo
    April, Circo Soap and Cock factory ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh

2011

  • THE COUNTRY OF RISING SADNESS
    Curated by Ebadur Rahman
    November (Inaugurated by Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator and Francis Morris, head of collections, Tate Modern Museum) Dhaka Art Centre, Bangladesh
  • YOUNG DHAKA
    Curated by Rafiqul Shuvo
    November, Zainul Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pop up Exhibition

2018    Short Circuit, August 11th, 2018, Summer Event 2018, Holland Project, Reno

2017

  • JOE AND JAM
    November 19, Joe Crowley, Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno
  • UNITY in DIVERSITY
    (Breaking Down Stereotypes) March 29, Joe Crowley Student Union, UNR

Volunteering Experience
2018

  •  Art Assistance, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, USA
  • Community Service in art – Teaching Experimental Drawing Workshop with Eddy House (Homeless Youth Shelter), Reno, Nevada
  • Experimental Drawing Workshop, Teacher, Art Club, UNR, Reno
  • Figure Drawing Teaching Assistant with Professor Miya Hannan, UNR, Reno
  • Drawing 1 Teaching Assistant with Professor Rachel Stiff UNR, Reno

2016
Artist assistant of artist Todd Gilens, August, Reno

Professional Summary
I am a process-based artist. My enthusiasm about contemporary art is founded on my research in Contemporary museums and galleries; in 2012 I visited and researched the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Palazzo Grassi Museum, the Punta Della Dogana Museum, Venice, Italy, the Sigmund Freud Museum, the Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria, the Pompidou Museum, Paris, France, Documenta-13, Kassel, and the Verkehrsund Baumuseum, Berlin, Germany. In addition, I've researched Museum Island, KW Institute and contemporary art gallery, DNA gallery, Verkehrsund Baumuseum, in Berlin, Germany, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV in 2013-2017, SF MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), San Francisco in 2016, LACMA Museum, Cirrus Gallery, Ghebaly Gallery, and Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA in 2017 and The Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), The Broad (Museum of contemporary art) in 2018.

Publications

2018

  • Connessioni Interpersonali published by SEGNONLINE (Online Newspaper), November, Rome, Italy
  • CCAI to feature UNR student exhibition, August 8-10, 2018, by Nevada
    Appeal (Newspaper)
  • JayJay show cases emerging artists at its master’s class show, at
    SACBEE.COM
  • Graduate Research Spotlight, GSA, UNR, May 21st
  • Reno 97.7 FM, Broadcast on April 19th, organized by The Holland
    project, Reno
  • Art 511 mag, Top Ten NYC Artist Now March 1st
  • Authentic Aliens reception on Holland Project, January 12, 2018 by
    Ty Neil, published by "This is Reno".

2017

  • GSA Poster Symposium Abstract Book by Graduate Student Association
    November 1st, UNR, Reno, NV2012
  • Giorno & Notte Le Bandiere de Yoko Ono Sventolano su “Open 2012”
    Venice, Italy
  • Di Venezia e Mestre la Nuova “Open” numero 15 fra sculture d’acciaioe
    bandiere d’artista by di Simone Bianchi, August17th, Venice, Italy
  • The Daily Star (Daily Newspaper) Bangladeshi artist taking part in
    OPEN, September 8th, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2011

  • The Daily Sun (Daily Newspaper) Manifestations of conceptual art by
    Aziz Amirul, December 4th, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Depart Magazine, OGCJM Short circuiting the mainstream by Mustofa
    Zaman, Dhaka, Bangladesh