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

2021          Mondriaan Fund corona bridging grant

                   Air, Kunstpunt Groningen, Gemeente Groningen

2020         Stichting Niemeijer Fonds

                  Sundaymorning grant

2019          Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Jong Talent

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

2017          Stichting Fonds Kwadraat

2016          Buning Brongers Prize, Buning Brongers Stichting

2014-16     Hanze scholarship, Hanzehogeschool

2009-13     Charukola merit scholarship, University of Dhaka


Residency/ Courses

2021           The Grand Sofitel, Amsterdam 

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

2023             Salon, WEP, Groningen

                      Zilver, Galerie AdK, Amsterdam      

2022             Grote verkoopexpositie, Biotoop Haren, Groningen

                      Allicht, nu moet ik echt weg, duo with Steffen Vogelezang, Galerie AdK, Amsterdam

                      Atelier collection, Kunstpunt, Groningen

                      Stadscamping, Galerie AdK, Amsterdam

                      BiotOPENdag, Biotoop, Groningen

2021             Air/ Lucht, Kunstpunt Groningen, Groningen

2020           Trio with Jos Smeets and Cian-Yu Bai, Galerie AdK, Amsterdam 

                      Longitude Latitude 8, Dhaka

                      Test case XXII, Sundaymorning@EKWC, Oisterwijk

                      Stepping stones, Forma Aktua, Groningen

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

                      BiotOPENdag, Biotoop, Groningen

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

2016              Buning Brongers Prijs, 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


Others selected

2022            Writing workshop to residents of Het Resort, as part of Kunsthuis SYB

                     Midseason programme for Het Resort, as part of Kunsthuis SYB

                     Speaker at DutchCulture on tour: Editie Noord-Nederland, as part of Kunsthuis SYB

2020            Workshop on Intercultural dialogue at Symposium on Affecting Change through artist-in-residencies, organized by Hotel Maria Kapel, Kunsthuis SYB and                         AiR Platform NL

2020-          Programming committee, Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag

2018-           "Isn't that a cultural thing?", tutor theory workshop, Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen

2018            speaker at Mondriaan Fonds netwerkbijeenkomst, Leeuwarden

2014-           Orange Theory (jewellery line, on Facebook), Dhaka 



UMCG kunst collection, Groningen and numerous private collections 


Publications, Kunstpunt Groningen, 2022

Behind the queens, Patty Morgan, 2021

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