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)
  • “Project 1336: Life in the Lane”, during exhibition “A Stitch in Time”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 2019.
  • “Vertical Wave” created for “Sea of Heartbreak”, Sea Art Festival 2019, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, Busan, South Korea 2019
  • “Cha”, 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
  • Made in Mind series II, The experimental Video art Project, Gallery Mcube 2020
  • 20 Shades of Nude, Gallery Mcube 2020
  • “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.