Curriculum Vitae

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  
  • “Project 1336 – Object in Focus and Huge Public Procession to Boudhanath Stupa, Taragaon Museum, 2019
  • “Sirani :The Headrest”, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal Revisited 2018
  • “Sound of Existence”, Dalaila Art Space, 2018
  • “Tapestry Project”, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2017
  • “Project 1136”, Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu, Nepal 2017
  • “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
  • “Sound of Silence” Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, 2002
Workshops/ Artist in Residencies  
  • Trans Studio Project 4.0, Bikalpa Art Center, 2019
  • Urban Implosion, ACC Arts Space Network, Gwangju, Korea 2017
  • Artist in Residence and exchange program, Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan 2017
  • 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, 2002
Group Exhibitions (Selected)
  • “Project 1336: Life in the Lane”, during exhibition “A Stitch in Time”, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China 2019.
  • “Vertical Wave” created for “Sea of Heartbreak”, Sea Art Festival 2019, Busan Biennale Organizing Committee, Busan, South Korea 2019
  • “Cha”, Gallery Mcube, Nepal 2019
  •  Sirjana 2019, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Nepal 2019
  • 14th Gongju International Art Festival, LimLip Art Museum, Gongju, South Korea 2017
  • Kathmandu Triennale 2017, Nepal Art Council, 2017
  • 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
Curated Show
  • National Exhibition of Fine Arts 2021, NAFA, Naxal, Nepal
  • First Yanjiao Biennale 2020, China
  • Made in Mind series II, The experimental Video art Project, Gallery Mcube 2020
  • 20 Shades of Nude, Gallery Mcube 2020
  • “Chha”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Mcube 2019
  • AIR_MCUBE artist in residence from first to tenth season – 2013 onwards
  • Himalayan Art Festival 2018, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal 2018
Associated with
  • Founder Director, Get Well Soon Project is Healing Nepal.
  • Founder/ Executive Director, Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur, Nepal
  • Visiting Lecturer at Srijana Contemporary College of Art, Kathmandu, Nepal
  Australia, Austria, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland, France, USA, UK, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea and many private collections in Nepal.