Beata Wiggen

founder :: editor

Born in 1955 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

AFS exchange student and highschool graduation in Cleveland, USA 1972/73.
Loved it so much there that I went back to study, graduating
from the College of Wooster in 1977 with a B.A. in General Psychology.

Got married right out of college, worked in publishing in Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon.
Homesick for Europe, returned to Germany and and worked for a year in Hannover,
selling ad space for the local daily. Then moved to a small Adriatic town in Italy for two years.

Back in Germany in 1985 quickly became single mother of Jonas, now 28.
After a brief stint as multi-lingual executive secretary at ARTEMIDE and some semesters
at university for translating studies (English and Italian) went to work for Alexander Kluge,
German film-/televisionmaker and literary author and his DCTP,
doing information managementfor a stunning 25 years now.

Began promoting young artists from Nepal in 2006 with www.chautara.nl.
The physical gallery has ceased to exist in Almere while the contact with the artists and the art scene is as strong as ever …


… resulting in the NEPAL NOW PROJECT and this website and blogging activities!