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.
2015 M.V.A.- Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat
2013 B.V.A. – Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat
WORK / ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2018-ongoing Guest Assistant Professor at Department of Fine Arts, S. N. School of arts and communication, Hyderabad Central University, Hyderabad, Telangana
2016 Gold Medal, Sculpture department, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda
2015 Chinmoy Pramanik Memorial Award, for best Display in Sculpture, Faculty of Fine art, Baroda
2016 Unfastened Association solo show at Faculty of Fine arts, Baroda
2020 Thinking Matter curated by Mario D’Souza, Space Studio, Art District, Baroda
2020 Asthabhuji Curated by Annapurna M, Gallery 78, Hyderabad
2019 Words of silence curated by Akhilesh Verma, Tao art gallery, Mumbai.
2018 Madhyama curated by Akhilesh, Raza Foundation, Delhi.
2018 ID-ENTITY Curated by Zero Gravity Collective, New Delhi.
2016 Emerging Palettes, Shrishti Art gallery, Hyderabad, Telangana.
2015 Statuettes & Trinkets, Hub 8, Faculty of fine arts, M.S.U. Baroda, Gujarat.
RESIDENCIES AND PROJECTS
2020 Heads in the Cloud, Five Million Incidents, Goethe-Institut and Raqs Media Collective, Delhi and Kolkata.
2017 Displaced places, Utsha Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisa
2018 Art and Science Dialogue, Collaboration project between TIFR and Department of Fine Arts, S. N. School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad .
WORKSHOPS / TALK / CAMPS
2021 Drawing camp on 39th Anniversary of Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal
2017 scrape metal sculpture Camp, VMC, Baroda, Gujarat, India
2017 Sprit of Baroda, metal sculpture camp, VMC, Baroda, Gujarat, India
2016 National Stone Carving Camp, Sczcc and Wcz, Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan
2013 Dandi Marchers’ Sculptures Workshop I at IIT Mumbai
2013 Alternative Photography workshop, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda
2013 Sound Art workshop at Faculty of Fine arts, M.S.U. Baroda
2009 Video Art Workshop, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.U. Baroda