Curriculum Vitae

SUJAN CHITRAKAR
Kathmandu, Nepal
sujanchitrakar(at)gmail.com
www.sujanchitrakar.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS Ÿ

MFA College of Art, Delhi University, New Delhi, India
BFA Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
IFA Lalit Kala Campus, Tribhuwan University,NepL

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Ÿ

Academic Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor
Centre for Art and Design
School Of Arts
Kathmandu University

Fulbright Visiting Scholar (2013-14)
Mural Arts Program Advocates, Philadelphia, USA

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Ÿ

Visiting Artist, Center for Integrated Media, Calarts, Valencia, CA, USA (2014 /2017)
Board Member – Handicraft Development Center, Handicen, Kathmandu
Board Member – Nepal Communitere, Kathmandu
City Organiser, PechaKucha Night Kathmandu

OTHER POSITIONS

2017 – Curator – Samaahit | Commissioned Artist – Kathmandu Triennial | Lead Artist – Jhapa on my Mind, BookBus, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Nepal 2016 – Curator – PhotoKathmandu II, Photo.Circle | Jury / Curator – PJ Club Photography Exhibition | Exhibition Designer – Dristikon |Curator – Book Bus in Gorkha,  Art Exhibition, Gorkha, Nepal | 2015 – Initiator – Rebuilding Bungamati | Board of Director – Nepal Communitere | Curator – PhotoKathmandu I | Jury – PJ Club | Curator – Birendra Pratap Singh – A Retrospective 2014-Jury – PJ Club National Level Photography Competition 2013- Coordinator – A Federal Life | Coordinator – Young Artist Exhibition in American Embassy, Kathmandu | Jury – PJ Club | 2012- Art Logistics and Creative Consultant, Second Kathmandu International Art Festival, KIAF, Kathmandu |  Lead Artist, Rainbow City Mural Project with James Burns from muralarts.org organized by Quixote’s Cove | Project 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 | Jury – PJ Club | 2007-10  Set Design Consultant, Actor’s Studio | 2009- Co-curator “Separating Myths from Reality” Kathmandu International Art Festival, Nepal 2008-Organizer Regional Art Meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal chaired by Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Triangle Arts Trust 2003-2008-Coordinator / Organizer National and International Workshops, Residencies and local initiations under the banner of Sutra as a part of Triangle Arts Trust, UK

Ÿ  SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS Ÿ

“The Marks of Our Time” A performance curated by Pranab Man Singh 2015

Siddhartha Art Gallery, Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu

“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

Ÿ  TWO MEN SHOW Ÿ

Confluence 2000, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu

Ÿ  SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS Ÿ

2017- Kathmandu Trienalle, Siddhartha Art Foundation, Kathmandu, Nepal 2016- Rebuilding Bungamati, Park Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2015- Nepali Artists from Benaras Hindu Univeristy, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal 2014- Spot Connection, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Studio, Changdong, Seoul, Korea 2013- viewmasters, mural process, product and context, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, USA 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

Ÿ  SELECTED PROJECTS / WORKSHOPS / INITIATIONS Ÿ

Workshops / Residencies
2014- Changdong Studio Residency, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea 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.


Slide Talk, Lectures and Discussion

2017– In Conversation with Nabendra Limbu, Nepal Art Council 2015- Curating Art and PubliCity | Delhi and Kathmandu, Yalamaya Kendra, organized by SAI, Nepal Office 2014- Spot Connection, Siddhartha Art Gallery | 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 | Talk and Slideshow Presentation, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA | “Random Thoughts on Nepali Art” Mcube Gallery, Lalitpur, Nepal | “Artist Talk” with Baptish Coelho, Nepal Bharat Library, Kathmandu Nepal 2012- “ARTalk”, Nepal Bharat Library | “Slide Presentation” Red Dot Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2011- “Tavern Tales” 11 edition, Nepal Bharat Library, Kathmandu, Nepal 2010- let’s talk about ART baby!, special edition, photo.circle | let’s talk about ART baby!, interactive session, Martin Chautari | Art Criticism Series II, KCAC, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur, Nepal 2009- Art-possibilities within and beyond periphery, Martin Chautari | Pursuing Fine Arts Education, Kavre Jaycees, Banepa, Nepal | 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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