Anika Mariam Ahmed


b.1988, Dhaka, Bangladesh, l. Groningen, the Netherlands



2014-16     MFA in Painting, Frank Mohr Institute, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen

2009-13     BFA in Drawing and Painting, University of Dhaka, Dhaka

2008-12     BA in English Literature, BRAC University, Dhaka


Grants/ Prizes

2020          Stichting Niemeijer Fonds

2019          Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Jong Talent

2017          Mondriaan Funds Werkbijdrage Jong Talent (Emerging Young Talent stipendium)

2016          Buning Brongers Prize, Buning Brongers Stichting, Amsterdam

2014-16     Hanze scholarship, Hanzehogeschool, Groningen

2009-13     Charukola merit scholarship, University of Dhaka, Dhaka


Residency/ Courses

2020           Sundaymorning@EKWC, Oisterwijk, supported by Niemeijer Fonds and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

2019           Independent residency at atelier of artist Chris de Bueger, Amsterdam

2018- 19     "Van idee tot verbeelding", instructor Wia van Dijk, Bij Vrijdag, Groningen

2017           Kaus Australis, Rotterdam, supported by Mondriaan Funds and Fonds Kwadraat       


Exhibition/ Projects selected

2019-20        Scheepvaart in het Westerkwartier, Museum Nienoord, Leek

2019              Home:Front, Sign, Groningen

                      Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam

                      "Isn't that a cultural thing?", artist talk and exhibition, NP3, Groningen

                      Back to Mohr, Artphy Wessinghuizen

                      Velvet Ropes Antwerp, Gifc and Showhouse Jay Jay, Antwerp

2018              Masterclass with Paul van der Eerden exhibition, Sad Alchemy, Museum de Buitenplaats, Eelde

                      Shades of Passion, with the Bangladesh embassy in the Netherlands, City Hall, The Hague

2017              Night Shifts, Day Dreams, with curatorial support from Piet de Jonge, Kaus Australis, Rotterdam

2016              Buning Brongers Prijs exhibition, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

                      A moment, a person, a thought, graduation show, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen

2015              Embassy exhibition, Galerie Patries van Dorst, Wassenaar

                     Two Point Zero, curated by Marc Bijl, Laden für Nichts, Leipzig

2013 - 14       Illustration for children’s schoolbook, BRAC Institution for Educational Development, Dhaka

2013              Very graphic: the art of storytelling, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka

                      Commission for murals for Urban Youth Festival, Goethe Institut, Dhaka

                      A fair with a flair, Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka

                      Whistle, Shilpangan Gallery, Dhaka       

                      Junction, Dhaka Art Center, Dhaka

2011 - 2012   Graffiti and video projects with Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village), Dhaka



2020-          Programming committee, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag

2019-           "Isn't that a cultural thing?", tutor theory workshop, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen



UMCG kunst collection, Groningen and numerous private collections 



Back to Mohr catalogue, Artphy Wessinghuizen, 2019

Prospects and Concepts catalogue, Mondriaan Fonds, Rotterdam, 2019

Six seasons review, vol 5 nr. 1, Bengal publications, Dhaka, 2019

Realmag, edition 5, Rotterdam, 2017

Buning Brongers Prijs catalogue, Amsterdam, 2016

A moment, a person a thought catalogue, FMI, Groningen, 2016