Artist Bidhata KC realized a new, gigantic structure placed over the three floors of the Nepal Art Council. The artists makes a contemporary ‘copy’ of the Machhindranath chariot. In reconstructing the chariot with modern industrial materials, the artist questions the link between (religious) traditions and the situation of the city today. This work is a tribute to the beauty of this ancient tradition, and at the same time through it the artist raises valid questions.
Bidhata KC, received her MFA from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. She has taken part in various group exhibitions and projects in Nepal and internationally. KC has had showed her works in 7 solo exhibitions till date. In 2013 she was awarded with ‘Master Tej Bahadur Chitrakar Smriti Puraskar’ for the Best Painting/Artist award and in 2011 her painting was honored with a ‘Special Mention Award’ in the National Fine Art Exhibition. Likewise, she was honored by ‘Arniko National Youth Art Award’, a National Government Award for excellence in Modern Art.
Bidhata has always been curious about her surroundings and draws inspiration from nature. She travels widely in order to gather inspiration. Her choice of medium range from painting and printmaking to installations and multimedia.