Born in 1986, Lamjung, Nepal
Lives and works in Kathmandu, Nepal
Born in 1986 in Lamjung, Nepal, Hit Man Gurung has done numerous non-conventional art projects, group exhibits and workshops. He was a 2011 recipient of the Australian Himalayan Art Award and was selected in 2012 as one of the winners of the competition “Imagining our Future Together: A Vision of a Better Common Future in South Asia,” organized by the World Bank. He was also selected for the project “Under the Bodhi Tree,” organized by WWF and Lumbini Development Trust. Gurung holds a Master’s degree from Tribhuvan University and is a lecturer at Tribhuvan University and other schools.
2004. Academic Qualification: I.F.A.-T.U., Lalitkala Campus
2007. B.F.A. – T.U., Lalitkala Campus
2012. M.F.A. – Central Department of Fine Art T.U.
2012. Participated in the art program ‘Art From The Earth’ at Kamal Kunj, Kamaladi, invited by The Ambassador of the United States of America and Mrs.Scott H.DeLisi.
2012. Selected in the ‘2nd Kathmandu International Art Festival.’
2012-2013. One of the twenty-five winners of the juried art competitions and exhibition at Silpakala Academy, Bangladesh Dhaka, Heritage Plaza New Delhi, World Bank Head office ,Wasington DC ‘Imagining our Future Together-a vision of a better common future in South Asia’, a project organized by the Vice Presidency for South Asia and the Art Program of the World Bank.
2011. Recepient of ‘The Australian Himalayan foundation art award’ supporting young artists in the Himalayan region.
Lecturer at Fine Art Campus, Bhotahity, Nepal
Art Events & Projects:
2020. “ Nirin” Biennale of Sydney 2020 , as an Artree Nepal Artist Collective
2019. “Nepal Art Now” a historical exhibition of Nepalese Arts at Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna , Austria
2019. “ 52 Artists 52 Actions ” organized by Artspace Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2019. Artist in Residency at Belles Artes Projects , Philippines
2019. “ Fabric(ated) Fractures ” curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and presented by Samdani Art Foundation and Alserkal Avenue at Concrete, Dubai.
2018. “Bearing Point” 4th Dhaka Art Summit curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
2017.“International Art Residency” at Para Site Art Center, Hong Kong
2017. 1st Kathmandu Triennale curated by Philippe Van Cauteren.
2016. The First Yinchuan Biennale “ For An Image Faster Than Light” curated by Bose Krishnamachari, MOCA Yinchuan, China.
2016. “Afterwork” at Para Site Art Center, Hong Kong curated by Cosmin Costinas & Inti Guerrero
2016. "Mining Warm Data” 3rd Dhaka Art Summit curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt
2016. India Art Fair - 2016 represented by Nepal Art Council, Nepal and Blueprint12 Gallery, Delhi, India
2015. Part of The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2013. International Artists Residency Granted by City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA
2012. From portrait to Self-Portrait. An art project by Antonio Nodar, The Nepali Album in Jan 10, collaboration with 300 Nepali Artists, org- by KCAC
2012. Under the Bodhi Tree. An Exhibition of paintings by 12 artists-May 6 – April 22 at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal-org by WWF and Lumbini Development Trust
2012. Amalgam. An Exhibition of Paintings by 26 artists- July 23, at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal – Org by Siddhartha Art Gallery
2012. Participated in Second Kathmandu International Art Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012. Group art exhibition No Name No Theme Just Art at Ting, Kathmandu, Nepal
2011. Future of history. A collaboration art project, Park art gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
2011. Two men show at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal, and Kathmandu, Nepal Supported by ‘The Australian Himalayan foundation art award’
2011. New Expression on the Block. An Exhibition of paintings by Eleven Artists-21st Dec – 17th Jan, org by – Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2010. Art Bridge Education. An Artistic and peaceful demonstration against delay of M.F.A. in Nepal
2010. Walking on the street. 2 months from studio, - 3 days on street, - One day at Panauti, Nepal
2009. Public Art-2. A creative awakening demonstration against garbage problem of Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu, Nepal
2009. Intimacy with Nature. A documentary of 2 days travel and a day workshop- An experimental art project (land art) with nature as medium, at chisapani’.
2008. Naya Awazeharu (New voices-2),Exhibition of art residency, Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
2007. Yuwa. Sutra art workshop, in collaboration with Kathmandu university center for art and design;K.U., Kathmandu, 2008. Naya Awazeharu (New voices 2), Exhibition of art residency, Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal