Ganesh Haloi

Ganesh Haloi is an India-based visual artist, curator, and author.[1][2]

Ganesh Haloi
Ganesh Haloi - Kolkata 2012-10-03 0542.JPG
Ganesh Haloi
Known forVisual Art

Early lifeEdit

Ganesh was born in 1936 in Jamalpur village in Mymensingh (now in Bangladesh) and spent much of his childhood. His family came to Calcutta, India in 1950 after the India-Pakistan Partition. In India, he started with a job of sketcher with Archaeological Survey of India to make copies of paintings in Ajanta Caves. He later worked at the Government College of Art and Craft as a faculty member.[3][4]


  • Form and Play (Kolkata and New York)[5][6]
  • Documenta 14 (Athens 2016, Kassel 2017)[4]
  • Poetics of Abstraction (Kolkata January 2018) [7]
  • Art: Bengal Now (Delhi January 2020)[8]

Awards and recognitionEdit

  • Manojmohan Basu Smarak Samman for his autobiography Amar Katha[3]


  1. ^ "Ganesh Haloi's work on display at Kolkata's Akar Prakar". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ "An unflinching gaze". Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  3. ^ a b "Artist Ganesh Haloi gets state award for autobiography". Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  4. ^ a b "Veteran Indian artist represents modern Indian art in a two-city exhibition in Europe". The Indian Express. 2017-05-16. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  5. ^ Pioneer, The. "Memories on canvas". The Pioneer. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  6. ^ "Form and Play: A new exhibition highlights how Ganesh Haloi's paintings oscillate between the seen and the sensed". Firstpost. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  7. ^ Das, Soumitra (2018-01-13). "In Ganesh Haloi's expo, geometric forms get a life of their own". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  8. ^ "Bengali beauties on canvas". The Asian Age. 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2020-03-03.