About

Bidhata KC
Visual Artist, Nepal
Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting 2001 (Lalit Kala Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
  • Master of Sociology 2004 (Patan Multipal Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
  • Master of Fine Arts in print 2010 (Fine Art Department, Tribhuvan University, Nepal)

Award

  • 2018: ‘Artist of the Year 2018’, Women with Vision II, 100 Most Influential Women of Nepal /RSTC
  • 2018: ‘Australian Himalayan Foundation Art Award’, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘Master Tej Bahadur Chitrakar Smriti Puraskar’- Best Painting/Artist award
  • 2011: Special Mentioned Award, National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Nepal
  • 2010: Arniko National Youth Art Award, Gold Medal, Nepal (Explain: National Government Award for excellence in Modern Art and Contributions to the Development of Art in Nepal)

Grant and Fellowship

  • 2015: ‘NAC Travel Grant 2015’, Nepal Art Council, Nepal2011: ‘Artist in the City- Urbanization & Urban culture’, Interactive Mapping and Archiving Center, Nepal
  • 2010: ‘Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practice’, Lasana, Nepal
  • 2006-07: Asian Artist Fellowship Program, Contemporary Art Museum of Korea, Korea

Solo Exhibition National

  • 2018: ‘Shifting Values: Expectation Vs Reality’, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2018: ‘Thopaharu (,),’ GG Machan, Pulchowk, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘A Decade in Art’, Sarwanam Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2012: ‘Time at Crossroads’ (Dobatoma Ubhiyeko Samaya), Mammy’s Eatery & Tapas, Nepal (Paintings are based on Poet Bhim Karki’s poems)
  • 2009: ‘Kaleidoscope’, Imago- Dei Gallery,Nepal
  • 2008: ‘Symbolic Embodiment’, Yala Maya Kendra, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Foliage’, Shangri-La Hotel, Nepal

Solo Exhibition International

  • 2009: ‘20.66 mt. S.L.M.’, Venice, Italy
  • 2007: ‘Interrelation’, Goyang Art Studio, Goyang City, Korea Installations National
  • 2019: ‘Hiti-dhungedhara’, Labim, Lalitpur
  • 2018: ‘Embedded Nothingness’, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Nepal
  • 2017: ‘In Between- Rato Machindranath’, Kathmandu Triennial, Art Council, Nepal
  • 2015: ‘Nilah’, interactive installation, Image Ark Gallery, Nepal
  • 2014: ‘Jigsaw Puzzles’, interactive installation, Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 2008: ‘Unsung’, Yala Maya Kendra, Nepal
  • 2008: ‘Aasha’ at Basantapur, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Door’ at Jyamircot, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Persistence’ at Shangri-La, Lazimpath, Nepal

Installations International

  • 2009: ‘Out of Emptiness’, interactive installation, Venice, Italy
  • 2007: 2007: ‘Inscape’ at Goyang Art Studio, Korea
  • 2006: ‘Pigment’ at Goyang Art Studio, Korea

Collaborative Installation

  • 2013: ‘Gadha lai Bhari Pugena Bhane Runcha’, Martin Chautari, Nepal
  • 2012: ‘Still Life’ American Ambassador Residency, Nepal
  • 2011: ‘Sri Ganesh’, Art Council, Nepal
  • 2011: ‘Elapse’, Art Council, Nepal
  • 2010: ‘You Could be the One…’, Lasana, Nepal
  • 2010: ‘…Sense of Beauty?’, Lasana, Nepal

Residency National

  • 2018: ‘Air Mcube season 8’ 3 months residency, Chakupath, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • 2014: ‘Fragments of Mustang’, 8 days residency, Lomanthang, Mustang, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Female heroes/ her stories’, Lasanaa, an alternative art space, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Inspiration Manaslu’, at Manaslu, Nepal
  • 2007: ‘Naya Nepal’, Arohan Gurukul, Nepal
  • 2006: ‘Impression of Manang’, at Manang, Nepal

Residency International

  • 2007: 6 months residency, Goyang Art Studio, Goyang City, Korea

Group Exhibitions National

  • 2018: ‘Haptic Perception’, Dalai-la Art Space, Nepal
  • 2018: ‘Sight and Sound’, Gallery Mcube, Chakupat, Nepal
  • 2018: ‘Seduction of Print Making, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2017: ‘City: My Studio / City: My Life ’, Kathmandu Triennial, Nepal Art Council, Nepal
  • 2017: ‘Sexuality’, stories of sexuality and sexual rights of socially discriminated women, Patan Museum, Nepal
  • 2014: ‘Masculinities, Gender Identities and the Role of Men in Prevention and Elimination of Gender Based Violence’, organized by UNP, NAFA, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘A Federal Life’, Yala Maya Kendra, Nepal
  • 2012: ‘Under the Bodhi Tree’, Sidhartha Art Gallery, Nepal

Group Exhibitions International

  • 2019: ‘Balance for Better’, Int.Women Art Exhibition, Zee Arts, Dubai
  • 2018: ‘Press for Progress’, Int. Women Art Exhibition, Zee Arts, Dubai
  • 2018: ‘Seven Continent of Fashion’, Art exhibition, Cannes Film Festival, France
  • 2018: ‘Int. Art Sojourn’, Sri Sri University, Orissa, India
  • 2016: ‘Metamorphosis’, India Art Fair, Delhi India
  • 2014: ‘Solidarity with Nature; South Asian Perspective’, organized by SAARC Cultural Centre – Sri Lanka at Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 2006: ‘Nepal Bangladesh Youth Art Exhibition’, National Museum, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Workshop Participation International
  • 2018: ‘Int. Art Camp II’, Solo, Indonesia
  • 2018: ‘International Art Sojourn’, Orissa, India
  • 2006: ‘Changdong & Goyang Artists Workshop’ National Museum of Korea, Goyang Art Studio, Korea
  • 2005: ‘Nepal Bangladesh Youth Art Workshop’3 Days at Silpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Workshop Participation National

  • 2018: ‘Seduction of Print Making’, 10 days long workshop, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘Sacred Water’ 6 months long workshop with community women of Patan, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence’: ‘Masculinities, Gender Identities and the Role of Men in Prevention and Elimination of Gender Based Violence’, organized by UNDP, NAFA, Nepal
  • 2013: ‘A Federal Life’- 3 days long workshop based on Federalism, Nagarkot, Nepal
  • 2012: ‘Under the Bodhi Tree’, 5 days long wrokshop based on Ecology and Conservation, organized by WWF Nepal
  • 2011: ‘Promoting trust between Man and Woman’, based on GBV (gender based violence) organized by BBC Sewa Nepal, Patan Museum, Nepal
  • 2011: ‘Buddhana’, 1 week workshop to support- Women with HIV Positive, Women Drug Users and Women in Prison, organized by FAITH, Nepal
  • 2010: ‘Glocalization of Art: Contemporary Art Practice’, Lasana, Nepal
  • 2010: ‘Serendipity Experimental Print Workshop’, Lasana, Nepal
  • 2009: ‘The Process to Move’, 2 days Int. Art Workshop, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal
  • 2009: ‘Water and Art’, Int. Art Workshop, Yala Maya Kendra, Nepal

Present Position:

  • Art Curator at Dalaila Art Space, Thamel

Past Work Experiences:

  • 2008-2010: Art Coordinator, Yala Maya Kendra, Nepal
  • 2004-2006: Art Coordinator, Buddha Gallery, Thamel, Nepal

Member

  • Artists’ Society of Nepal
  • Women Artist’ Group of Nepal (WAGON)
  • Asian Center for Humanities

Languages: Nepali (excellent), Hindi (very good), English (good)