Artist Profile


Born in Calcutta, West Bengal 1984 Member, Society of Contemporary Artists, Calcutta. ? Lives and works in Kolkata.


1977 Graduated from the Govt. College of Art and Craft, Calcutta.


1989 The Bombay Art Society Centenary Invitees Show, Jehangir Art Gallery, Bombay. ? 1990 Calcutta through eyes of Painters, Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. ? Participated in Art Mosaic, Calcutta?s Tercentenary Exhb., Calcutta. ? Help Age All India Exhb., Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai. ? Group exhb, People for Animal organised by Maneka Gandhi. ? 1996, 97, 98, 99 Exhb., Harmony, organised by Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai. ? 1997 Celebration 50 Years of Indian Independence, Singapore. ? 1998 Celebration 50 Years of Indian Independence, Toronto. ? 1998 The Best of Indian Contemporary Art, Hong Kong. ? 1999 Edge of the Century, New Delhi. ? 1999 Exhb. of Contemporary Bengal Artist, Dhaka. ? 1999 Solo exhb., Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Calcutta. ? 1999 Exhb., Admin One Gallery, New York. ? 2000 Solo exhb., Art Today, New Delhi. ? 2001 Art of Bengal organised by CIMA Art Gallery, National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai. ? 2002 Art of Bengal, CIMA Art Galler


Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. ? National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. ? Rupankar Museum, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. ? Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Kolkata. ? Tata Iron and Steel Company. ? Birla Group of Industries. ? Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore. ? Sanghi Industries, Hyderabad. ? Bengal Foundation, Dhaka. ? RPG Enterprises, Mumbai. ? Goodricke Group Limited, Kolkata. ? Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi.


1986 National Award, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. ? 1986 State Govt. Award, Calcutta. ? 1998 Senior fellowship in the field of Visual Art, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. ? Honoured by South Zone Cultural Centre, Hyderabad.


`In the history of modernism in Bengal, and indeed India, Aditya Basak is counted amongst the most successful artists of the younger crop. More importantly, despite continuing to adhere to some of the bastions of Bengali modernism, Basak, today just past fifty, is among the few who strive to traverse the bridge between modernist idioms and post-modern art practice. A staunch believer in the fact that neither art nor the artist can remain frozen in time, Basak views his entire creative enterprise as a journey through human history and evolution.....A master in the true pictorial and poetic tradition of the Bengal school, drawing from the practiced picture-making elements and visual styles of the 50s and 60s, Basak today practices not only painting, but also video. His preoccupation continues to be the progression/regression of human civilizations and the role that history plays in their evolution. As time progresses and points of vision are transposed, identities alter and emerge afresh.