Jafrin Gulshan
Born: 1986, Bangladesh.
Email:[email protected],
Contact: +8801717789426
Education: BFA & MFA, Department of Printmaking,
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Present position:
Visual Artist
Research Associate at Bengal Foundation, Dhaka.

Research and Grants:
• 2020: ‘Mapping memory’ a digital collaboration grant initiated by British Council, supported by Arts Council England.
• 2018: A research paper titled ‘Perception towards women artists of Bangladesh in cultural context to the society’- published in the Journal of Fine Art Studies, Department of Jahangirnagar University.
• 2014: Worked as a Researcher in One Square Mile at Britto Arts Trust.

Feature Writing: Regularly write feature and review art and exhibitions as an art critique since 2010 on reputed Daily newspapers and monthly literature and art magazines, namely The Daily Sun,The daily Prothom Alo, Kali o Kalam
Shilpo o Shilpi, Shilpoprova and Jamini.
Curatorial work: In 2019, curated an exhibition titled ‘Dystopia’ which was a collaborating part a of the project ‘Activist December’ of Dhaka based art organisation Epiphania Visuals.
Published article: Art critique Faiza Haq has written an article on my work which has published in leading newspaper of Bangladesh.

• 2018: Print show ‘Apostrophe’ from ‘Mind Map’ project organised by Shunno Art Space at Alliance Fancaies de Dhaka.
• 2014: Young artists’ exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
• 2013: National Art Exhibition, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy,Dhaka.
• 2012: A group exhibition titled ‘Contemplation Contemporary’ organised by Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka.
• 2011: Dhaka Art Summit, Organised by Samdani Art Foundation at Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka.
• 2010: A group show at Dhaka Art Center arranged by American embassy and department of Printmaking, Faculty of
• 2010: Rashed Memorial Young Artists Exhibition at Shilpakola Academy,Dhaka.
• 2005¬-2012: Annual Exhibitions of Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2008: A group Drawing Exhibition at Zainul Gallery,
Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2008: A group print show at Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts,Dhaka.
• 2007: ‘Drawing exhibition’ at Zainul Gallery, Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.

• 2017: Workshop on ‘Art Writing’ conducted by art critique Mustafa Zaman, organised by Bengal Foundation.
• 2016: Printmaking workshop with artist Shahid Kabir, organised by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka.
• 2015: Workshop on ‘Research Bibliography’ conducted by Sneha Ragavan, researcher from Asian Art Archive, organised by Bengal Foundation with Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2014: Workshop on Printmaking and poetry organised by Bengal Foundation, Dhaka.
• 2012: Participated in a workshop organised by Slade School of Art, London,Uk and Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2010: Participated in a workshop of Collagraph organised by
American embassy, Dhaka and conducted by Artist Andrew Saftel.
• 2008: Participated in a 6 months’ long Theatre schooling at Prachyanat School of Acting and Design, Dhaka.
• 2008: Participated in a painting workshop (egg tempera) with
Artist Shaheed Kabir organised by Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2008: Participated in a collaborative graphic workshop with Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan,West Bengal, India and Department of Printmaking, Faculty of Fine Arts, DU.
• 2006: Participated in a Printmaking workshop organised by CHCHAPAI,Dhaka.
• 2005: Participated in a workshop organised by EDUCATIONAL PUPPET DEVELOPMENT CENTER (EPDC), Dhaka.