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Maksud Ali Mondal(b.1993) was born in Bankura, West Bengal, India. He completed his BFA and MFA from Kala-Bhavana, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan in 2019 with a semester at the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands in 2016. His practice includes facilitating experiential understanding of organisms in a durational, built microcosm, using sculpture, painting, installation, and photography. He is interested in generating reflections on how we understand ourselves in relation to each other, including other species, organisms, and civilizations as well as our place in the transforming environment. His work deals with microbial contamination as a conversational expression, based on observation of growth, transformations, and decomposition of organic matter by bacteria, fungi, creatures, fermentation, oxidation, rotting, and with the organic, manmade found objects and everyday discarded materials in his work. He recently received an award from Micropia Science Museum 2024 and an International Award from the Kochi- Muziris Students' Biennale in 2019, the INLAKS Fine Art Award in 2021, FICA Emerging Artist Award 2020, National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture, India in 2018. He participated in an international residency in Sicily, Italy in 2018, his work was part of Five Million Incidents organized by the Goethe Institut, Delhi, and Kolkata, and conceived by Raqs Media Collective in 2020, the Serendipity art Festival in collaboration with Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art in 2019 and Artissima Art Fair, Italy 2021

Maksud currently artist in resident at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam

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