Tamrakar’s practice largely revolves around memory associations and history of a place, that draws or opens up itself through mark making and stories of yesterdays. His practice and mediums range across sculpture, drawings, Photographs, Videos installation and digital manipulations through Virtual and Augmented Reality. His solo show Unfastened Association, was supported by SCZCC, Nagpur, at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda 2016.
Awdhesh Tamrakar was born in Shahgarh (A small town in between Khajuraho and Sanchi) Madhya Pradesh in 1989. He completed his Bachelors and Masters in Sculpture from Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University Baroda, in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Tamrakar holds a Gold Medal from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda 2015, Chinmoy Pramanik Memorial Award, Faculty of Fine art, Baroda 2015, Emerging Master Award, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda 2014.
Some of his recent group shows and projects include, Thinking matters, curated by Mario Dsouza, Space Studio Baroda, 2020; Heads in the cloud, Five Million Incidents, conceived in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective and organized by Goethe Institut/ Max Mueller Bhawan New Delhi and Kolkata, 2020; Art and Science Dialogue, Collaboration project with TIFR Hyderabad, 2018; Madhyama curated by Akhilesh, Raza Foundation, Delhi, 2018; ID-ENTITY Curated by Zero Gravity Collective, New Delhi, 2018; Displaced Places, Utsha Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Oddisa 2017.
Tamrakar has been teaching as a Guest Faculty in the Department of Fine Arts, S.N.School of Arts and Communication, Central University, Hyderabad since 2018.
Awdhesh lives and works between Hyderabad and Baroda.