Born September 4, 1962, Rangoon, Burma  Vinita Karim

Vinita Karim carries with her the forts of Malta, the sand dunes of the Sahara, the city of Dhaka, a boat, the Mediterranean Sea, and enough paint to color them all. She turns cities into artwork. If only one could reverse the process and enter her dreamy abstract cityscapes. You would see a pure golden sky, deep reds and blues shaping a rolling sea, festively colored buildings, and a thin cloud stretching endlessly across the sky. Hopping from city to city would take you through Vinita’s memories of Tripoli, Berne, Nuremberg, Manila, Stockholm, Cairo, an underwater city, and a few other places you just won’t find in this world. Born in Myanmar, educated in Sweden and the Philippines, but originally from India – Vinita’s nomadic lifestyle has led her all over the world. She has taken full advantage of her constantly changing surroundings and applied it to her passion in art. No matter where Vinita goes, through her paintings, sculptures, or installations, she carries with her the rest of the world.

Vinita Karim is currently residing between Dhaka and Delhi. She has held 19 solo shows around the world.
EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts
University of Philippines, Philippines 
Thesis: Artmasala: Multicultural negotiations outside boundaries.
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration
University of Stockholm, Sweden 
Diploma in Fine Arts
Gerlesborg Art Institute, Stockholm, Sweden 
EXHIBITIONS
SOLO
2012 'Explore. Dream. Discover.' Bengal Art Lounge, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 'Stories of the Golden Horizon' Jamaat Gallery, Mumbai, India
2011 'Nomadic Colors' Museum Gallery, Mumbai, India
2011 'Abstracted Realism' Point of view Gallery, Mumbai, India
2010 'Tripoli in Transit' Casa Lounge Art Gallery, Tripoli, Libya 
2009 'Bands of Reflections' Hiraya Gallery, Manila, Philippines 
2008 'Elsewhere' Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India 
2007 'Artmasala' Corredor Gallery, College of Fine Arts, U.P. Diliman, Philippines 
2005 Pinto Gallery, Antipolo, Philippines 
2003 'Homecoming' Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India 
2002 'Profound Moments' Khan al Magrabi, Cairo, Egypt 
2001 Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo, Egypt 
2000 'Rhythm of the East' Community Services Association, Cairo, Egypt 
1999 'Cairo - Inspiration and Color' Sheba Gallery, Cairo, Egypt
1998 Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1995 La Galerie, Dhaka, Bangladesh
1994 Kunstlervitrine, Kaiserhaus, Berne, Switzerland
1994 Galerie Coverma, Murten, Switzerland
1992 Kunstlervitrine, Kaiserhaus, Berne, Switzerland
1991 'Zauber der Natur' Galerie Kunstvitrine, Berne, Switzerland 
1991 Genossenschaftliche ZentralBank, Berne, Switzerland

SELECTED GROUP
2012 Dhaka Art Summit, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 'The Voice of Time', Institute of Art and Culture, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 'Alluvial Black Diary', Gallery Cosmos, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2012 'Diverse Strokes', Radisson Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011 Annual Art show, Saju Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2011 'The Third Dimension', Point of View Gallery, Mumbai, India
2010 'Art in the Garden' Art House, Tripoli, Libya 
2007 'Shifting Landscapes of Forms' The Room Upstairs, Manila, Philippines 
2007 'Boxed' Cultural Center of Philippines, Manila, Philippines 
2006 'Boxed' Big Sky Mind, Manila, Philippines 
2005 'Beyond Boundaries' Corredor Gallery, CFA, UP Diliman, Philippines 
2005 Harmony Show, Reliance Industries, Mumbai, India 
2004 'Revert to the Nucleus, Women on Women', Indian Art Circle Delhi, India
2001 'Contrasts' World of Art, Cairo, Egypt
2000 Nitaq, Wust El Balad, Art Festival, Cairo, Egypt
1996 Emerging Talents, ABN-AMRO Bank, Chennai, India
1995 Galerie Tanner, Three-man show, Berne, Switzerland
1994 ART EXPO 94, United Nations Womens Guild, Palais des Nation, Geneva, Switzerland
1992 Galerie Look and Like, Berne, Switzerland