Sunil Sigdel



Installation, Painting, Performance, Video art

Sunil Sigdel

Born in 1978, Pokhara, Nepal.
Lives and works in Nepal

I have been working with many mediums to represent my thoughts and feelings since my artistic career was started. The subject matters in my work involve socio-political crisis of my country as well as the Globe and different incidents of my own life. I live in Pokhara, the beautiful silent place near Himalayas, but I am aware of the present situation of my own society as well as the world.

My background is painting although I do installation, performance, video work & photography.

I am interested to apply many different implements to make my work meaningful against many odds. I have in mind to do something out of the 'conventional' giving a new approach and language in the context of Nepal. I have a perception to develop my works and deepen myself taking my work to a dynamic direction. I would prefer an environment where I would be able to develop my thoughts, angle of vision and the true conception of art.


Bachelor in fine art (Painting), Nepal
Fine art College, Katmandu, Nepal

Solo exhibitions:

2012. Solo Performance art work Echo of Darkness, (Creative artists' Group) Pokhara, Nepal.
2010. Infiltration of Darkness at KCAC gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal
2007. Human Bonsai, Art Shop Gallery, Katmandu, Nepal.
2004. Science of Emotions, at Gallery Nine, Katmandu, Nepal.
2003. Inactive Images, at Nepal Association of Fine Art Gallery. Katmandu, Nepal.
2002. X-rays of Sentiments, at NAC Gallery. Katmandu, Nepal
2001. View on Reality, at Nepal Association of Fine Art Gallery, Kathmandu Nepal

Selected group exhibitions:

2019. Nepal Art Now. Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna, Austria
2017. India Art Fair. India
2016. Nepal Parallel Realities. Moesgaard Museum. Denmark
2014. The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial. Japan
2014. Dhaka art Summit. Bangladesh. India
2014. Colombo Art Biennale. Colombo, Sri Lanka
2012. Kathmandu International Art Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
2010. Kathmandu International Art Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal
2010. Propagation Korea - Nepal Art show, (Siddhartha Art Gallery) Kathmandu
2010. Focus on Asia (LO/FTF council) Brondsalen Copenhagen, Denmark.
2009. Separating Myth from Reality International art festival, Nepal.
2008. Khulla Dhoka In London, Royal Overseas League, London, UK (KCAC).
2008. Collaboration with mithila art. Free State Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2008. Off The Beaten Path, South Asian exhibition, Drik Gallery, Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Britto)
2007. Collaboration with mithila art. Kaya Art Gallery, Bangladesh. (Bindu)
2007. Collaboration with mithila art, Siddhartha art Gallery. Nepal (Bindu)
2006. Focus on South Asia. Copenhagen, Denmark. (LO/FTF council)
2006. Group art exhibition. Dots Contemporary Art Center.  Dhaka, Bangladesh (Britto)
2006. Metamorphoses, Three Men Show (Siddhartha Art Gallery)
2005. Group art exhibition, B.M Art gallery. Karachi, Pakistan (VASL)
1997-2005.  National Art &Craft Exhibition, (National Association of Fine Arts ) Kathmandu.
2003. Sikkim-Nepal Joint Art Exhibition, White Memorial Hall Sikkim, India. (ZCN)
2002. Arrays of Echo, Darjeeling, India. (Zero Century Nepal)
2001. Group art exhibition in Nepal Tourism board, Kathmandu.
2001. Group art exhibition, Pokhara, Nepal. (Zero Century Nepal)
1999. National wise inter collage art exhibition & competition. Kathmandu (Fine art College)
1999. Grand Nepali art Exhibition, Nepal art council gallery Kathmandu (NAC)
1998. Art Fair "98" Fine Art College, Kathmandu.

Selected workshop and residency:

2014. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Residency. Japan
2011. ROSL Visual Arts scholarship, London & Hospitalfield Art Center, Scotland, UK. (ROSL)
2010. International Artist workshop, Colombo, Srilanka. (Theertha)
2010. India – Nepal collaborative Residency, (Khoj at 1shanthiroad) Bangalore, India.
2008. Porapara art residency, Porapara space for artist, Bangladesh.
2008. Little moment in town, Performance art event. (Bindu) Kathmandu, Nepal.
2007. International Human rights Workshop, Green Island, Taiwan.
2007. Running with Camera, Video art workshop, Pokhara, Nepal (Sutra)
2006. Collaboration with Mithila art workshop, Janakpur, Nepal. (Bindu)
2006. International Artist Residency. Bangladesh. (Britto)
2006. Sutra International Artists' Residency 2006, Nepal. (sutra)
2006. Local art workshop, Pokhara, Nepal. (Sutra)
2005. South Asian Art Residency 2005, Karachi, Pakistan. (VASL)
2005. Uttistha' Art Workshop, Tapoban. (Sutra). Nepal
2004. Nuga Mikha' International Art Workshop, Bhaktapur, Nepal (Sutra).
2004. Coaxing the Nature, Tapoban. (Sutra). Nepal
2002. Bichalit Vartaman Art workshop, Katmandu.
2002. Phenomena of Creation, Darjeeling India, (Zero Century Nepal).




2018. Pradeysic Prativha Puraskar. ( Nepal Government Ministry of Cultural), Nepal
2011. ROSL Annual scholarship Award 2011, London, UK.
2007. Creative Young Artist Award 2007. Pokhara, Nepal.