aboutsupportcontactmembersmedia officeGallery
Programs Library & Archive Service Artists Directory Publications

Contact Address
House 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A,

Location Map

  • Job
  • Study
  • Residency
  • Scholership
  • Other Gallery

Mahmudul Haque

Present Position
Department of Print Making, Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Dhaka

Born in 1945


1968 : Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts (presently Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka)
1981-82 : Research on Print Making in Tsukuba University, Japan, under Prof. Shiroki Toshiyuki
1984 : M F A from Tsukuba University, Japan

Solo Exhibitions

15 solo exhibitions in Bangladesh, 13 in Japan, 4 in Pakistan, 2 in Germany, 1 in Sri Lanka, 1 in India, 1 in Switzerland and 1 in USA.

Major Group Exhibitions

1973 : Contemporary Bangladesh Painting Exhibition, New Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta
1975 – 04 : 1st–16th National Art Exhibition, organized by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
1975 : 3rd Triennial, New Delhi
1977 : Contemporary Bangladesh Art Exhibition, Bonn, Munich, Germany
1980 : Contemporary Bangladesh Show at White Chapel Art Gallery, London
1981 : Asian Art Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1983–04 : 2nd–12th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
1984 : Bangladesh Print Show, Warsaw, Poland
1985 : Asian Art Show, Fukuoka, Japan
1986 : International Print Biennale, London
1987 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, New Delhi
1987 : 1st International Biennale Exhibition, Lahore
1987 : 1st Print Biennale of Campinas, Brazil
1988 : Contemporary Bangladesh Painting Show,Tokyo
1990 : Contemporary Bangladesh Show, Harare, Zimbabwe
1994 : Seven Bangladesh Painters Show, Bonn, Frankfurt
1994 : West Bengal Artists Camp, Calcutta; Triennale India
1995 : Art Arena Group Exhibition, Gallery Center Point, Japan
1996 : 12th Kuwait International Biennale; Kuwait
1996 : Asian Print Exhibition, Korea
1997 : Contemporary Bangladesh Paintings and Print Show, Penn State University, Philadelphia
1997 : 3rd Capping Exhibition, Korea
1998, 99 : 3rd and 4th Capping Exhibition, Japan
1999 : Sharjah International Art Biennale, UAE
1999 : Contemporary Paintings of West Bengal and Bangladesh, Lalitkala Academy,Calcutta
2001 : Works of Contemporary Bengali Artists, Bengal Foundation
2002 : 6 Printmakers' Show, Alliance Françoise de Dacca
2002 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Maison Des Arts in Chatillon, France
2002 : Asian Art Exhibition, Bengal Foundation & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
2003 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Oslo, Norway and Tokyo
2005 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh, Korea and Switzerland
2005 : Italy Art Camp: Florence, Bengal Foundation
2008 : Contemporary Art of Bangladesh: New York, Bengal Foundation
2008 : Contemporary Bangladesh- Art From a Vibrant Culture: Brussels, Bengal Foundation Participated in numerous International Workshops in Dhaka, Puri and Kolkata


1982 : Best Painting Award, Tsuchiura City, Japan
1992 : Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award, 10th National Art Exhibition, Dhaka
1991–97 : Honorable Mention Award, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, Dhaka
1994 : Purchase Award, Lalit Kala Academy, India
1996 : 2nd Prize, 12th Kuwait International Biennale, Kuwait
2006 : S. M. Sultan Padak by S.M. Sultan Foundation, Narail
2006 : Honored by Nijoshya Shilpi Shanstha, Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka
2006 : Crest of honor from the University of Alternative Development, Dhaka
2006 : Crest of honor from Benuka Lalit Kala Kendra Silver Jubilee
2006 : Crest of honor from Shanta Marium Univesity, Dhaka
2006 : Honored by Foreign Services Academy Dhaka
2006 : Honored by Ministry of Defence, Myanmar, Burma
2006 : Crest of honor from Berger Paints, Dhaka
2006 : Crest of honor from 100 Yrs of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmacharya Utshava, Dhaka
2006 : Honored by Russian Centre for International Scientific and Cultural Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Russian Federation

Teaching Experience

1980 : Part-time Teacher, Architecture Faculty, BUET, Dhaka
1992 : Visiting Professor, Indus Valley School of Art and Design, Pakistan
1994-95 : Visiting Professor, Tsukuba University, Japan; Nebraska University, USA
1999-02 : Director, Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka
2002 : City Painter of Waltrop City, Germany
2004-06 : Director General, Bangladesh National Museum, Dhaka
2006 : Guest Professor, North-South University
2006 : Chief Coordinator, Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh

Artist Profile

We request all of the painters to e-mail their detail information with updated contact info at dhaka.art.

Resource Center

is open for all on every Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm.

We Need Your Support

We hope you will join us to enrich our Resource Center by donating books, magazines, periodicals, DVDs and all other necessary art publications.



Solo Exhibition

Sumana Akter
Nasima Khan

Group Exhibition

Amity of Our's
Kibria Printmaking
Fair, 2012


Sayeed Siddiqui Rumi
Babu Ahmed

Seminar and other

Book Drive


Solo Exhibition

Farhana Islam
Sanjib Datta
Ali Akbar
Dravid Saikot
Mustapha Khalid Palash
Minufar Nasrin

Naimul Bari
Mohammad Eunus
Mohammad Salim
Anwar Hossain

Group Exhibition

Crossover, 2011
Express Yourself
The Country of Rising Sadness
Group Painting Exhibition
Master and Apprentices
Paintings by Childrens
Jago Antore Momo


Rickshaw Painters


Anwar Hossain
Plays in Light
Globalization: A Bipolar Story
Nafis Ahmed Nadvi

Seminar and other

Liberation War
Documentary Festival

Bonsai Exhibition
K G Subramanyum


Solo Exhibition

Jamal Ahmed
Monica Jahan Bose
Ferdousi Priyabhashini
Wakilur Rahman
Showpon Choudhury

Group Exhibition

Tree & Roots
Drawing Exhibition


101 Art Camp
15 August 2010
Balu Chaya


Seiji Shimoda



Copyright 2011 Dhaka Art Center