Please enjoy the KT 2017*** video presenting one of the participating artists, Bidhata KC, and her work:
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.
Kathmandu Triennale 2017 – The City
Kathmandu Triennale is Nepal’s premier platform for global contemporary arts. It is the latest iteration of the pioneering Kathmandu International Art Festival (KIAF 2009, 2012). Like the precursory Festivals, the Triennale thematically engages particular social issues while advancing a nuanced approach to promote the pedagogical potential of the arts. Through the Triennale, organizer Siddhartha Arts Foundation (SAF) presents multiple perspectives on edition themes – to educate audiences and engage society in critical dialogue. Kathmandu Triennale’s inaugural edition (KT 2017) will be dedicated to the theme of The City and is curated by Philippe Van Cauteren, Belgium while associated museum S.M.A.K an organizing partner of the event. KT 2017 opens on 24 March, 2017.