Shuvo Rafiqul

Born 1982 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Born 1982 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Shuvo Rafiqul started his career as a cricket player before he turned to sculpture, experimented with painting, made films, started to draw and became a leading member of the artist group OGCJM, stirring up the young art scene in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rafiqul thrusts his artistic sensitivity through illustration, video art, collages, photography and installation. His work mainly focuses on the ontological influence of time and the evolution of human behavior, looking with concern at the policies and the politics of arts language. His video works represent unspoken or non-communicative thoughts and theories through sudden cuts, pauses and juxtaposed editing. His drawings and collages have an identical effect on the viewers. He is the founder of the alternative artist initiative OGCJM and curated its 2012 show in the Tejgaeon Industrial area of Dhaka. 

Shuvo Rafiqul studied at the Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan, the Faculty of Fine Arts at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. In 2020, he received the STRABAG Artaward International in Vienna. 

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