MAHMUD FIROZ

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Artist's Statement

Firoz Mahmud works with several media including installation, Layapa Art (a Bangladeshi stencil technique), Urgency of Proximate Drawing (NinKI: UoPD), text, video and photographs which are based on Bangladeshi socio-political culture, myth, tradition and pop culture. Mahmud's large-scale project 'sucker'wfp21, a 26 foot fighter aircraft considers the interplay of militarism and war produced through public tax and revenue. Several art projects have been running for last few years.

Firoz Mahmud was born in Khulna, Bangladesh. Lived and worked doing artist residency in UK, Netherland, Japan and USA. He graduated from received a BFA from Dhaka University, an MFA from Tama Art University and a PhD from Tokyo University of the Arts. He attended Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Bio/Resume

FIROZ exhibited in a number of major exhibitions including, 1st Aichi Triennale (2010), Sharjah Biennale , UAE (2009), Cairo Biennale (2008), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2006 & 2009-DAP), Asian Biennale Bangladesh (2008, 2002 & 2000).
His work also exhibited at the Metropolitan Art Museum in Tokyo, Fuchu Art Museum, Ota Fine Arts, University Art Museum, Mori Art Museum, The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts in Tokyo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (2010) in Japan, kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, New York, Sovereign Asian Art Foundation, The Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong, ShContemporary08, Shanghai Exhibition Center, S.M.A.K., The Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art – Ghent, Witte de With, Rotterdam,Changwon Sungsan Art Hall, Korea, National Art Gallery, Dhaka , Metropolitan-Gallery Mostings & Byggeriets Hus, Frederiksberg,Denmark