Curriculum Vitae

Manish Lal Shrestha
Date of Birth: 12th November, 1977
Educational Background  
·         Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, Sir J.J School of Art,  Bombay University, Mumbai 2001

·         School Leaving Certificate level, Little Angles School, Nepal 1995

·        National Fine Art Award, Nepal Academy of Fine Art, Nepal 2011

·        2nd Prize, 35th National Exhibition, NAFA, Nepal 2005

·        3rd Prize, 34th National Exhibition, NAFA, Nepal 2004

·         2nd Prize, Landscape competition, Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai, India, 2000

Solo Exhibitions  
·        “Project 1336 – Object in Focus and Huge Public Procession to Boudhanath Stupa, Taragaon Museum, 2019

·        “Sirani :The Headrest”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal Revisited 2018

·        “Sound of Existence”, Dalaila Art Space, 2018

·        “Tapestry Project”, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2017

·        “Project 1136”, Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal 2017

·        “Nepali Pasal”, Asia Kula Kula Ring, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea 2016

·        “From 2007 to 2011”,  Sheetal Garden Gallery, Kathmandu 2011

·        Interactive Site Specific Art Exhibition, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture premise, Karachi, Pakistan 2008

·        Sound of Nostalgia, Interactive solo art show, Newa Chhen, Lalitpur, Nepal 2007

·        “Sound of Wisdom”, Chautara Art Gallery, Almere, Holland 2006

·        “Vibes I” Institution les Esserts, Cugy, Switzerland 2005

·        “Vibes” Gallerie Giovanetti, Lausanne, Switzerland 2005

·        “Collective reverberation” Gallery 9, Kathmandu, Nepal 2005

·        “Sound of existence” Café Mitra, Kathmandu Nepal 2004

·        “Sound of existence” Mithila Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2004

·        “Sound of Hope” Gallery 9, Kathmandu, Nepal 2004

·        “Sound of Intimacy II” Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal 2004

·        “Sound of Intimacy” Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2003

·        “Sound of Silence” Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, 2002

Workshops/ Artist in Residencies  
  ·        Trans Studio Project 4.0, Bikalpa Art Center, 2019

·        Urban Implosion, ACC Arts Space Network, Gwangju, Korea 2017

·        Artist in Residence and exchange program, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2017

·        Artist in Residence, Changdong Artist Studio, MMCA, South Korea 2014

·        VASL Artist Residency, Karachi, Pakistan 2008

·        Visiting Lecturer for 3rd year BFA Students, IndusValley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan, 2008

·        Organized Naya Awazharu, Two Months Local Residency Program for young upcoming Artist, Kathmandu, Nepal 2007

·        Kalavart International Art festival and Artists camp, Ujjain, India 2006

·        Coordinated Sutra International Artists Workshop, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal 2006

·        Lalitkala Loktantrik Aviyan, Gurukul, Nepal 2006

·        Theertha International Artists Collective, Kandy, Srilanka 2006

·        Khulla Dhoka Artists Workshop, Siddhartha art Gallery, Babarmahal Revisited, Nepal 2006

·        Sutra Local Artist workshop Pokhara, Intl’ Mountain Museum, Nepal 2006

·        “Uttishtha”, the new beginning- Sutra, Osho Tapoban, Nepal 2005

·        “Nuga Mikha International Artist Workshop- Sutra, Bhaktapur, Nepal 2004

·        Coaxing the Nature- Sutra, Osho Tapoban, Nepal 2003

·        Bichalit Bartaman, Basantapur, 2002

Group Exhibitions (Selected)
  ·        “Chha”, Gallery Mcube, Nepal 2019

·        Sirjana 2019, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Nepal 2019

·        14th Gongju International Art Festival, LimLip Art Museum, Gongju, South Korea 2017

·        Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Nepal Art Council, 2017

·        The Speed of the Contemporary, Gallery Mcube, 2015

·        Global Village (Abcoudel/ Landshut/ Brondby Strand) | “Rebirth”, Performing Art, Bikalpa Art Center, Nepal 2014

·        “I’m almost in Depression due to Load Shedding, God Please Rescue Nepal, Performance Art at Sarwanam Theatre, December 2013

·        Arts of Nepal, the Art Center Highland Park, Illinois, USA, March- April 2012

·        “Future of History”, Park Gallery, Nepal March 2011

·        Two Men Show, Gerance Publiaz, Renens Switzerland from 16th September 2010 to 7th January 2011

·        Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh from 8th October to 6th November, 2010

·        Two Men show, Gerance Publiaz, Renen, Switzerland, 2010

·        “Propagation”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Nepal 2010

·        “International Art Festival”, Patan Museum, Nepal, 2009

·        Four Men Grand Art Exhibition “The Mystical Odysseys”, Jehangir Art Gallery,

Mumbai, India, 2009

·        “Operation Heartbeat, Embassy of Japan, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, India, 2008

·        “Friends of Bagmati”, Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2007

·        Bells -Silence and sounds, Three Men Show, Gallery 32@ Dent-inn, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2007

·        Two men Show, Chautara Gallery, Almere, Holland 2006

·        Group Exhibition Gallerie Giovanetti, Lausanne, Switzerland 2004

·        Two men Show “Situation” Times bank Hall, Mumbai, India, 2000

Curated Show
  ·      “Chha”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Mcube 2019

·      AIR_MCUBE artist in residence from first to tenth season – 2013 onwards

·      “500 Nudes” by Kapil Mani Dixit, Gallery Mcube 2019

·      “Male Nude” by Roshan Mishra and  Kapil mani Dixit 2018

·      Himalayan Art Festival 2018, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal 2018

Associated with
  ·         Founder Director, Get Well Soon Project is Healing Nepal.

·         Founder/ Executive Director, Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur, Nepal

·         Srijana Contemporary College of Art, Kathmandu, Nepal

  Australia, Austria, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland, France, USA, UK, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea and many private collections in Nepal.