Nafis is an award winning artist. His medium is Photography.He was born in November 1982 in Dhaka.






2016 - Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in Photography – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid (Full Scholarship), Madrid – Spain.


2008 - BA (Hons) Documentary Photography – Danish School of Media and Journalism (Full Scholarship), Arhus – Denmark.


2004 - BTEC Foundation Art & Design – London Guildhall University, London, UK.


2003 - Advance Level – Bangladesh International Tutorial, Dhaka – Bangladesh.





Photo 1 & 2 programs - Danish of Media and Journalism (DMJX) Arhus – Denmark.


Master of Professional Photography - Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid (IED Madrid) Madrid – Spain.



Solo Exhibitions


2016. Solo 'Inner Face', BRAC University, Organized by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Service Trust (BLAST) and Jame P Grant School of Public Health, Dhaka - Bangladesh


2014. Solo – ‘Innate Identities’, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka - Bangladesh.


2013. Solo – ‘Kinetic’, Edward M Kennedy Center, Dhaka – Bangladesh.


2012. Solo ‘Made in Bangladesh’, Radisson Blue Water Garden Hotel, Dutch Queens Day, Dhaka – Bangladesh.


2012. Solo – ‘Made in Bangladesh’, Nordic Club, Dhaka – Bangladesh.


2012. Solo – ‘Inner Face’, Alliance Francaise, Bangalor – India.


2009. Solo – ‘Inner Face’, Goethe Institute, Dhaka – Bangladesh.



Group Exhibitions


2016. Group – 'Inner Face', curated by Daniel Baumann, Dhaka Art Summit
– Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Bangladesh


2016. Group – 'Mining Warm Data', produced by Yale University Law School's Schell Center for Human Rights, and Creative Time Reports; Curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt, Dhaka Art Summit Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Bangladesh


2015. Group – 'Stories of Love and Pride', Oude Kerk, Amsterdam – Netherland.


2014. Group – ‘Delineating Memories’, Exhibit 320 Gallery, Delhi – India.


2014. Group – ‘B/Desh’ Curated by Deepak Ananth, Dhaka Art Summit – Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka – Bangladesh.


2013. Group – ‘Factory’, Quad gallery, Derby – UK.


2012. Group – ‘Agony’ Goethe Institute, Dhaka – Bangladesh


2012. Group - ‘Inner Face’ Sex Workers Open University Conference 2012, London – UK.


2011. Group -  ‘Inner Face’ Gender Equality Conference: Naming and Framing, Complutense University Madrid. Spain


2007. Group – ‘ The Road’ Chobi Mela, Shilpakala Academy


2006. Group – ‘Cha Garam’ Alliance Francaise, Dhaka Bangladesh


2006. Group ‘Cha Garam’ Lijiang Art Center, China





Pride Photo Award 2015, Netherlands.


Blurb Award 2013, United Kingdom





Ahmed, Gazi Nafis, Innate Identities. Published by Bengal Art Foundation, 2014


Ahmed, Gazi Nafis, Kinetic. Published by Edward M Kennedy Center, 2013


Ahmed, Gazi Nafis, et el, Under the Banyan Tree. Published by Pathshala, 2011



Media/ International Press:


New York Times, The Guardian, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New Yorker, Amateur Photographer, The Hindu , Politiken, Capital, Take Magazine, Marg Magazine, Asia Society Blog, Deccan Chronicle, New Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Matters of Art, among others



Media/National Press:


The Daily Star, Prothom Alo, The Independent, Financial Express, Daily Sun, Dhaka Tribune, New Age, Banglanews24, New Nation, Samakal, The Daily Ittefaq, The Daily Janakantha, Depart Magazine, Kaler Kantha, Jugantor, among others




2016    Bloomberg TV – Interview on Sexual Identity during Dhaka Art Summit


2016    Channel i – “Taroka Kothon” (Live Talk Show), Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2016    ATN News –”Dark Room” (Live Talk Show), Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2016    Jamuna TV – “Shokaler Bangladesh” ( Live Talk Show), Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2014    NTV – “Shubho Shondha” Talk Show, Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2014    ATN News – “Young Night” ( Live Talk Show) , Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2014    SA TV (South Asian Television) – “Shokaler Diary” (Live Talk Show),  Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed


2014    Channel i – Interview on news at 10 pm


2013    SA TV (South Asian Televsion) Interview on News at 7 pm


2013    ATN NEWS – “Young Night” (Live Talk Show), Guest: Gazi Nafis Ahmed





Samdani Art Foundation


Brian Weinstein Collection


Norwegian Ambassador


Deputy Spanish Ambassador


Diplomat of American Embassy


Diplomat of European Union


Eva Fernández Collection


Christie's Specialist Collection