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  

·           “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

·           Private Collection Shows in France, 2003-2006


Workshops/ Artist in Residencies  

·           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, Nepal 2002


Group Exhibitions (Selected)  

·           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


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

·           Oscar International College of Film Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal



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






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