BIG NEWS: First time participation of Nepali artists at IndiaArtFair 2016

BIG NEWS: First time participation of Nepali artists at IndiaArtFair 2016

India Art Fair is South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art and portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Founded in 2008, India Art Fair has become the bedrock of a now booming cultural community with connections to every level of the market and Nepal Art Council is participating with 7 contemporary artists at this prestigious fair in Delhi: January 28-31 2016, BOOTH B14!

India Art Fair vogelvlucht

The thematic focus of the presentation is a selection of seven contemporary Nepali artists, whose works represent a wide diversity in media and visual expression. Highlights include works which transcend the dichotomy of traditional/contemporary; social and political commentary and migrant identity or pure conceptual and formal works and political performance stills.

It is the first time that the art work of top Nepali contemporary artists is curated and exhibited at such an internationally recognized art forum.

India Art Fair sign

The participating artist are Bidhata KC, Sheelasha Rajbhandari,  Hitmaan Gurung,  Manish Harijan, Samundra Man Singh Shrestha, Birendra Pratap Singh, and Asha Dangol.

Indian Art Fair participating artists


The artworks have been meticulously curated by Dr. Dina Bangdel, Board Member of NAC and Director of Art History VCUQatar, who is also a speaker at the event.

India Art Fair Dina Bangdel interviewed


The generous space of the booth equisitely showcases the works of these grand young artists …

India Art Fair double

… and drew a big crowd at the opening:

India Art Fair opening crowd



See below some of the individual artists in front of their works:

India Art Fair Hitmaan Gurung interv by NDTV

Hitmaan Gurung


India Art Fair Bidhata KC

Bidhata K.C.


India Art Fair Sheelasha in front

Sheelasha Rajbandhari


India Art Fair Manish Hairjan

Manish Harijan


And the wonderful works of Asha Dangol …

India Art Fair Asha Dangol totale

… and Samundra Man Singh Shrestha

India Art Fair Samundra Man Singh Shrestha


… and didn’t they all have great fun during the setting up of the exhibit:

India Art Fair setting up 2


All photos courtesy: Dina Bangdel, Ashreen Dangol, Asha Dangol, Erina Tamrakar, Bidhata K.C.!