Bikash Shrestha – kathmandu triennale

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Artwork Description

The City, Sustainability and Progress all preach High Rises and High Tech, 2017

The work of Bikash Shrestha consists of three cubic forms on which elements of different parts of Kathmandu are printed. The artists transfers elements of public space on a small sized intimate format. The wood refers to the traditional architecture of the old Kathmandu.

Biography

Born in 1985 in Pokhara, Kaski District of Nepal, Bikash Shrestha is an interdisciplinary artist, who has always loved and enjoyed the process and product of deliberately organizing and creating works of art. He remembers his childhood vividly waking up early watching cartoons, spending most of the time drawing from and coloring the textbooks, being inspired to create art and design anything and everything. This love of art stayed with him, developed, grown and now he cannot imagine wanting to do anything else.

In 2010, he was the part of the "Art for Public", young like-minded artists initiation to blur the misconception between the art and community through discourses, workshops, exhibitions and interaction among the concerned bodies. He received "LASANAA Artist Grant" in 2011, where he worked on the Migration: "The Family Album."

He completed his Bachelor in Fine Art, from Lalitkala Campus, Bhotahity, Kathmandu where he had his hands with drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. In 2013, he coordinated and successfully conducted the "Kala Jatra" with Siddhartha Art Foundation. In 2014-2015, he was an art educator at the Sainik Mahavidhyalaya, Pokhara", where he put all his weight on facilitating out of box thinking through art to the high school students. At the end of the 2015, he organized the "We will Rise Again" - a painting and performance exhibition at Nepal Art Council. In August of 2016, he had the 35 hours long performance at Nepal Art Council titled "Enough of your Lies."

He is also a member of ArTree Nepal, and have been collectively working on the socio-political issues of the country. Currently, he is interested in exploring the role of an artist as practitioner, researcher, and curator.