sujan chitrakar | curriculum vitae

academic qualifications

master of fine arts, mfa college of art, delhi university, new delhi, india 2001
bachelor of fine arts, bfa benaras hindu university, varanasi, india 1999
intermediate in fine arts, ifa lalit kala campus, tribhuwan university, kathmandu, nepal 1994
intermediate in commerce, icom people’s campus, tribhuwan university, nepal 1994

professional affiliations Ÿ


artist in residence 2014
national art studio changdong
national museum of modern and contemporary art, south korea 

fulbright research scholar 2013-14
mural arts program, philadelphia, usa


academic programme coordinator/asst professor
centre for art and design
school of arts
kathmandu university

other positions:

2013        coordinator – a federal life – exhibition, joint venture of kathmandu university,
school of arts, centre for art and design and undp/spcbn, kathmandu
coordinator – young artist exhibition in american embassy, kathmandu
2012        art logistics and creative consultant, second kathmandu international art festivalkiaf, kathmandu
lead artist, rainbow city mural project with james burns from sponsored
by american embassy in kathmandu and organized by quixote’s cove kathmandu
coordinator, smartpower project for pepon osorio, artist in residence hosted by kcac for
the u.s. department of state’s bureau of educational and cultural affairs and bronx museum of the arts
2007-10   set design consultant, actor’s studio
2010        art direction, affiliated with short film factory
creative director, porcupine design studio, kathmandu
co-curator “separating myths from reality” kathmandu international art festival kiaf, nepal
(director/chief curator- ms. sangeeta thapa)
2008        organizer regional art meeting in kathmandu, nepal chaired by alessio antoniolli, director, triangle arts trust
2003-2008coordinator / organizer national and international workshops, residencies and local initiations under the banner of sutra as a part of triangle arts trust, uk
2006-07   faculty, actor’s studio, kathmandu
2005          initiated “echoes of tomorrow” bimonthly discussion and discourse on art
2002-2006 founding director / chief illustrator, pen and ink studio, kathmandu
2002-03   visiting faculty, lalitkala campus, tribhuwan university, kathmandu
2002-03   visiting faculty, khwopa engineering college, purbanchal university, bhaktapur
2001            illustrator, enterprises nexus, new delhi, india
2000           illustrator, pustak mahal, new delhi, india
1994             illustrator, kiirti studio, lalitpur
1993-4        illustrator trainee, comex communication, kathmandu

selected solo exhibitions Ÿ

 “let’s talk about art baby” 2010-11
a collaborative solo from the series of artivities at siddhartha art gallery, kathmandu

masticated faces, chapaaeyeka anuhaarharu 2004
gallery nine, lazimpat, kathmandu, nepal

utopian introspection, 2004
random expressions within defined periphery
siddhartha art gallery, baber mahal revisited, kathmandu

Ÿtwo persons show Ÿ
confluence 2000, nepal art council, babar mahal, kathmandu

selected group exhibitions Ÿ

2012        becoming, colombo art biennale, colombo, sri lanka
2010        planet nepal, alliance francaise of kathmandu, nepal
separating myths from reality, siddhartha art gallery, kathmandu, nepal
2009       khulla dhoka, the royal over-seas league in st james, uk
2008       world festival 2008 kathmandu, world arts forum, nafa galleries, kathmandu
2007/8   amalgam, siddhartha art gallery, baber mahal revisited, kathmandu
cow, gallery nine lazimpat, kathmandu
2006        parallel realities, blackburn museum and art gallery, uk
2005        fukuoka triennale, faam, fukuoka, japan
2004        old masters young voices, alhamra, lahore, pakistan
uneven fragments gallery nine, lazimpat, kathmandu
nuga mikha, international artist workshop show, bhaktapur
2003        coaxing the nature, osho tapoban, kathmandu
2002        group show lionel wendt art gallery, colombo / alliance francoise, kandy, sri lanka
national exhibition nafa, kathmandu
graduation show aifacs, new delhi
2001        journey lucknow, india
2000-2001 annual art exhibitions college of art, new delhi
1999        saransh benaras hindu university, varanasi, india
holi nostalgia 2 b.h.u, varanasi, india
bangdel memorial exhibition nepal art council babar mahal, kathmandu
1996-1999 annual art exhibitions b.h.u., varanasi, india
1998        international student art show b.h.u., varanasi, india
holi nostalgia faculty of visual arts, varanasi, india
impression rajasthan b.h.u., varanasi, india
1997        the heritage of chitrakars nepal art council, babar mahal, kathmandu
1992-1995 group show, ymba, lalitpur, nepal
art tour, srijana art gallery, kathmandu
group 37, nepal art council, kathmandu
vision 51, lalitkala campus, kathmandu

selected projects / workshops / initiations  Ÿ


2012        theertha artist residency, colombo, sri lanka
2008        britto international artists’ workshop, bogra, bangladesh
2007        khoj kaseer, srinagar,kashmir, india
2006        sutra international artists’ workshop, patan durbar square, patan
sutra artists workshop, international mountain museum, pokhara
2005        uttistha, a new beginning, local artists workshop, osho tapoban, kathmandu
2004        nuga mikha, international artist workshop, bhaktapur
2003        coaxing the nature,local artists workshop, osho tapoban, kathmandu


2006        participated regional art meeting in colombo, sri lanka chaired by robert loger, president, triangle arts trust
2007        participated regional art meeting in karanchi, pakistan / chaired by robert loger, president, triangle arts trust

academic initiations

2012        responsible for designing, developing and commencing master of fine arts mfa studio art by fall 2013
under kathmandu university, school of arts
2010        initiated a month long animation workshop with invited faculty members from animation workshop denmark
2010        initiated three months short film making at ku in collaboration with docskool, kathmandu
2008       initiated and coordinated nednep collaboration with gerrit rietveld academie, amsterdam in kathmandu
coordinated nepned collaboration with gerrit rietveld academie, amsterdam in netherlands
2005        launched 4 year bachelor of fine arts as an academic course under kathmandu university, school of arts
designed, developed and commenced graphic communication course, as a pioneer course in nepal
designed, developed and commenced art in education course, as a pioneer course in nepal
2004        launched 3 year bachelor of fine arts as an academic course under kathmandu university, school of arts                                                                                                                                 organized artist in residence for french artist george rousse in bhaktapur and panauti with mr. rabindra puri
2003        launched 1 year diploma in fine arts as an academic course under kathmandu university, school of arts
2003        till date actively involved in bringing in artists in residence, visiting international professors of art, organizing talks, dialogues and discourses in academic levels

other initiations

2012      organizer, artalk at nepal bharat library with quixote’s cove, kathmandu
2011       organizer pechakuchanight kathmandu (
2006      initiated art students discussion forum to create platform for art students from different art schools of nepal

slide talk, lectures and discussion

2014       play+active, pacific northwest college of arts, portland, or, usa
our creative society – cornish college of the arts, seattle, wa, usa
nepali art and globalism – california institute of the arts, california, usa
visuals and its socio-political context – heckling institute of politics, the university of utah, usa
contemporary nepali artists – westminster college, utah, usa
2013       the socio-political dimension of the visual: nepali art in the time of transition, the university of notre dame, indiana, usa
talk and slideshow presentation, pafa, philadelphia, pa, usa
“random thoughts on nepali art” mcube gallery, lalitpur, nepal
“artist talk” with baptish coelho, nepal bharat library, kathmandu nepal2012
“artalk”, nepal bharat library, kathmandu, nepal
“slide presentation” red dot gallery, colombo, sri lanka
2011       “tavern tales” 11 edition, by qcbookshop at nepal bharat library, kathmandu, nepal
2010       let’s talk about art baby!, special edition,, kathmandu, nepal
let’s talk about art baby!, interactive session, martin chautari, kathmandu nepal
art criticism series ii, kcac, jhamsikhel, lalitpur, nepal
career counseling in fine art education, destination 2015 at khwopa engineering college, bhaktapur
2009     art-possibilities within and beyond periphery, martin chautari, kathmandu, nepal
career counseling in fine art education, kavre jaycees, banepa
art education and its challenges in nepal, martin chautari, kathmandu, nepal
talk and slideshow presentation on nepali contemporary art, bangladesh
2007      talk and slideshow presentation, srinagar, india
2005-8  echoes of tomorrow, participated in 3 chapters, and moderated 2 chapters

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