Soumik Nandy Majumdar
Soumik Nandy Majumdar, a faculty member in the Department of History of Art at Kala Bhavana, Santiniketan, has been teaching the history of Indian and East Asian art for the last 25 years. He has graduated from Santiniketan and completed his Masters from Baroda. He has done his Doctoral research on visual literacy of children and continues to conduct workshops on the subject. Majumdar has published several essays in national and international journals, written exhibition catalogues for prominent artists, including Ganesh Haloi, Jogen Chowdhury, Rafiqun Nabi (Bangladesh), Goutam Chowdhury, Jayashree Chakravarty and Debnath Basu. Besides English, he writes regularly in Bangla as well. Significant shows curated by him include 8 Bengal Masters: Miracles Of Existence, on behalf of Akar Prakar at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice, Nice, France, May 2015; Compelling Presence – Jogen Choudhury Retrospective Show at NGMA, Bengaluru; and Jogen Chowdhury Show at Kalakriti, Hyderabad in 2016. He is visiting faculty at reputed institutes including NID (Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Vijayawada), IIT - Kanpur, FTII - Pune, SRFTI - Kolkata, and lectures at various other art and design institutions and schools.