The CIMA awards recognize excellence in the visual arts

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The collection will be exhibited in Kolkata at – CIMA Gallery and GEM Cinema from February 5th to 27th.

The Center for Modern Art International (CIMA), in collaboration with Art & Heritage Foundation, announced the winners of the fourth edition of the CIMA Awards at a special event held in Kolkata. The awards aim to showcase promising young artists from across the country and provide a platform for several talented new artists in the art world.

Speaking about the awards, Rakhi Sarkar, Director of CIMA, said, “The art of the CIMA Awards 2022 comes from the heart and soul of our country. They express the voices of India’s young generation and are all authentic, powerful and touch your heart and mind and that’s what makes this show so exciting!

Winners include Suman Chandra from West Bengal, who received the 2022 CIMA Award for his work in Coal Dust, Brick Dust, Charcoal, Acrylic and Pen and Ink on Canvas (set of 7) titled Black Grave 2. He was awarded Rs 5 lakh, a trophy and a solo show.

The first runner-up was Sonal Varshneya from Uttar Pradesh for his work Kissa Goi (4/7 engraving), the second runner-up was Akshay Maiti from West Bengal for his work Structural Anatomy (engobe applied on terracotta). Sonal and Akshay received Rs 3 and Rs 2 lakhs along with a trophy each. The two Special Jury Prizes were awarded to Asis Kumar Mahakhud from Telangana for his audio video projection titled Virtual Song and Ravi Morya from Delhi for his untitled acrylic and paper collage on canvas. The two received Rs 1 lakh and a trophy each.

The four Merit Awards of Rs 25,000 and one trophy each were given to Jaladhar Naskar from West Bengal for his terracotta work titled Shelter – I; Joydeep Bhattacharjee of Tripura for her digital print on archival paper titled Que Sara, Sara; Satyaranjan Das from Odisha for his mixed technique (watercolour, graphite on canson and banana paper) entitled Phenomenon; and Subhankar Bag of Karnataka for its wood and varying dimensions of coat titled After Thoughts.

Modernist veteran Arpita Singh was honored for her contribution to Indian art, and Tasneem Zakaria Mehta for her contribution to the restoration of Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai. The collection will be exhibited in Kolkata at – CIMA Gallery and GEM Cinema from February 5th to 27th.

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