Saif Osmani is an interdisciplinary creative practitioner specialising in the fine arts and architectural design. Influenced by his time in the architecture field, his abstract expressionist paintings portray social issues and cultural shifts resulting from changes in the built environment. He has held group and solo exhibitions across the UK, Europe and in Asia.

Visual Artist & Spatial Designer

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Solo exhibitions:

 

May -June 2021: Framing Banglatown, House of Annetta, 25 Princelet Street, London E1

 

January-April 2020: Everything is connected

Phytology, Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, London

 

July-Sept 2017: Dhikr - painting the heartbeat of Sufism, Barbican Centre, London EC2N

 

Jan-Feb 2017: Bangla is not my mother tongue, Husk Gallery, Limehouse, London E14

 

Oct-Nov 2016: Amrar Zaga/ Our Place, Stratford Library, London E15 (part of Newham Heritage Week 2016)

 

Nov 2013: The Underlying Narrative, Brady Arts Centre, London E1

 

June 2013: Human Coral, Rich Mix Art Gallery, Shoreditch, London E1

 

March-May 2013: Bang, Bang, Bangladesh, Barbican Music Library, Barbican Centre, London EC2N

 

Nov-Dec 2011: Through the Bamboo Wall, Winterbourne House, Birmingham

 

July- Aug 2011: 111 Scenes, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, Taiwan

 

June-July 2011: Spaces Inhabited by Mahatma Gandhi, Moonbow Jakes, Margate, Kent CT9 (Tour)

 

May 2011: Spaces Inhabited by Mahatma Gandhi, The Gandhi Foundation UK, London E3

 

Sept 2010: Anti-Object, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6HG

 

July-Oct ‘10: Wheels of Shah Jalal, Chaat Gallery, Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

 

Dec ’09: The Traditional London Street Market, E13 Learning Community, London E13

 

May- June ‘09: War Continuum, Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1BT

 

Feb- Mar ’09: Retrospective, Brady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU

Art

exhibitions

Group exhibitions:

 

May 2021: Newham Heritage Month 2021

 

Nov-Dec 2020: Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Autumn Show 2020 (online)

 

June-October 2020: Faith in the city we inhabit

(online). Curator of art programme as part of London Festival of Architecture and Open House Weekend. Included: Faith in the city we inhabit group exhibition, two online cultural evenings Sanctuary and Unity in Multiplicity

 

Oct-Dec 2018: Connecting the two sides of Stratford at Loughborough University London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

 

Oct 2017- Sept 2018: Silk Rivers (by Kinetika)

London - Essex - Murshidabad - Kolkata

 

Feb 2016: Muslin Festival (Drik)

The National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

Feb 2015: Intergalactic Desh (collaboration), Rich Mix Art Gallery, Shoreditch, London E1

 

April 2014: A Europe for All, by All at Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton, London E2

 

Jan 2014: Heirlooms in Dialogue (collaboration), Oval Space, Bethnal Green, London E2

 

Jan-Feb 2013: Parallel Horizons, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich, London, SE10

 

July-Sept 2012: My Place On The Isle, MICA Gallery & Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square, SW1X

 

July-Aug 2011: Baasher Ghor/ Bamboo House, Bamboo Culture International, Taipei, Taiwan

 

July 2010: Take Care Tomorrow, Better Bankside, Pop-up Space, 7 Chancel Street, London SE1

 

Apr- Nov ’09 Shanaakht Festival, Lahore, Karachi (Pakistan) - London (UK) - Dhaka (Bangladesh)

 

Aug ’09: A Cup of Tea Solves Everything, Forfey Festival, Ireland

 

Nov- Dec ’08: Shelter Charity Art Sale, Shelter Head Offices, Old Street, London, EC1V

 

March ‘06: Occurrences, E7 Arts, Stratford, London E15

Selected past and present solo and group exhibitions.

Saif Osmani_Tintoretto 1565

Title: 'Tintoretto 1565' by Saif Osmani (size: 33.5x55.0 in., acrylic on linen

Saif's practice incorporates the following aspects:

 

Community engagement

 

Creative workshops

 

Curation