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Asha Dangol

Asha Dangol (b. 1973) completed his Master’s in Fine Arts (MFA) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and is co-founder of Kasthamandap Art Studio and E-Arts Nepal. A multidisciplinary artist, his works engage with concerns of urbanization, consumerism, and ecology. These issues are framed with a polarity of visual symbols: east/west, the traditional with the contemporary; the past with the present, and the mythic with the real. He has been practicing and creating arts and paintings and has been exhibiting his artworks since 1992. He has had 10 solo exhibitions and one retrospective show in Nepal and has been exhibited in USA, Dubai, Netherlands, Germany, France, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Japan, South Korea and Belgium. He collaborates with sculptors, architects, musician, poets, dramatists and photographers, experimenting with mixed media, installation, painting, ceramics, performance, video and interactive artworks to convey his ideas. He has participated in national and international art camps and residency programs and has participated in the 1st and 2nd Kathmandu International Art Festivals.

He has been awarded by ‘Arniko Youth Award – 2003’, ‘Best Prize – National Film Festival – 2005’, ‘First Prize – National Art Exhibition, Nepal Association of Fine Arts – 2006’, ‘Consolation Award – IACC, Kathmandu – 2010’, ‘Special Regional Award – National Art Exhibition, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts-2013’ and NAC Travel Grant 2015/2016 from Nepal Art Council. He holds the responsibility of Treasurer in ‘Prashanta Memorial Society’ and Coordinator for Artist Proof Gallery and Artist-in-Jomsom. He is also the member of ‘Nepal Academy of Fine Arts’, ‘Young

Artists Group’ and ‘Artists’ Society of Nepal’. He lives and works in Kathmandu

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