Thinking Matter, Curated by Mario D’Souza, Space Studio, Art District, Baroda, Gujarat.
Asthabhuji, Curated by Annapurna M, Gallery 78, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Words of Silence, Curated by Akhilesh Verma, Tao Art Gallery, Mumbai.
Madhyama, Curated by Akhilesh Verma, supported by The Raza Foundation at Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi.
ID-ENTITY, Curated by Zero Gravity Collective, New Delhi.
Emerging Palettes, Shrishti Art Gallery, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Hub 8: Statuettes & Trinkets, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat.
Workshops and Camps
Drawing Camp. Organized by Bharat Bhawan to celebrate 39th Anniversary of Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal.
Rang Mandu: Young Visual Artist Painting Camp, organized by The Raza Foundation to celebrate 100 years of the modern Indian master Sayed Haider Raza at Mandu M.P.
Spirit of Baroda, Scrap Metal Sculpture Camp organized by Vadodara Municipal Corporation, Vadodara, Gujarat.
National Stone Carving Camp, Organized by South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur and West Cultural Zone Udaipur at Shilpgram, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Dandi Marchers’ Sculptures Workshop I, Part of The National Salt Satyagraha Memorial (NSSM) a project of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, advised by a High Level Dandi Memorial Committee, co-ordinated and implemented by IIT Bombay in association with an International Design Team, at Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Mumbai, Maharashtra. Final Sculptures are installed as a part of National Salt Satyagrah Memorial, at Dandi, Gujarat.
Alternative Photography workshop conducted by Kate Copeland(Dean and VP of Academic Affairs at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon), visiting artist at Department of Graphic Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat.
Sound Art workshop, Conducted by Dr. Igal Myrtenbaum (composer, lecturer and educator) at Faculty of Fine arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat.
Video Art Workshop, at Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S.University, Baroda, Gujarat.
Residency and Projects
Heads in the Cloud: An augmented Reality based mobile application. It was developed as a part of Five Million Incidents, a year-long series of events, conceived in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective and organized by Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhawan Delhi and Kolkata.
Size: Art and Science Dialogue, Conceived and led by Dr. Baishali Ghosh, Collaborative project between TIFR and Department of Fine Arts, S. N. School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, Telangana.
Displaced Places, residency project developed during one month stay at Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Mukhund Sakharam Bhand State Award by Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet & Kala Academy, Bhopal, MP.
Gold Medal for Excellence in M.V.A (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University, Baroda, Gujarat.
Solo Show Sponsorship Award by South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur held at Exhibition Hall, Faculty of Fine Arts, M. S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.
Chinmoy Pramanik Memorial Award for best Display in M.V.A. (Sculpture), Faculty of Fine Art, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat.
Teaching Related Experience
Guest Faculty, Department of Fine Arts, S. N. School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Board of Studies, Academic & Planning for Department of Sculpture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
External Jury Member End Semester Examination, Department of Sculpture, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Talks and Presentation
Presentation and Interaction with students at Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Presented work at Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Awdhesh Tamrakar’s work deals with movements, migrations, quests for identity, belonging, and home. His last name, Tamrakar, translates to “craftsperson of copper,” which signifies his family and community’s identity. The materials he uses in his practice are not merely for aesthetic or artistic purposes but also serve as the identity of his heritage. He employs a range of techniques and materials commonly used in the indigenous tradition of utensil making.
Tamrakar was born in Shahgarh (a small town between Khajuraho and Sanchi) Madhya Pradesh in 1989. He completed his Bachelor and Master degree in the discipline of Sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University Baroda, in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
Tamrakar has been awarded a Gold Medal from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda in 2015, Chinmoy Pramanik Memorial Award, Faculty of Fine Art, Baroda in 2015, and Emerging Master Award, Sarjan Art Gallery, Baroda in 2014.
His solo exhibitions include Dūr-darāz at Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi in 2022, Muted Mathaar: Supported by The Raza Foundation on the occasion of 100 years of S H Raza, held at Triveni Art Gallery, New Delhi in 2021, and Unfastened Association, was supported by SCZCC, Nagpur, held at Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda in 2016.
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, Odisha 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.