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Sheelasha Rajbhandari

Sheelasha Rajbhandari (b. 1988) is a visual artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She completed her MFA from Tribuwan University’s Center Department of Fine Arts in 2014 after receiving her BFA from Kathmandu University’s Center for Art and Design in 2010. She explores the parallel - yet, often contradictory - existence of traditional beliefs and historic ideas with contemporary events and evolving lifestyles.Her artworks usually juxtapose these contradictions and attempt to synthesise the knowledge and experiences that result from these varied discourses.

Her work was shown in a number of exhibitions including: Moesgaard Museum, Denmark (2016); Jeonbuk Museum, Korea (2016); India Art Fair; Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh; 2nd Kathmandu International Arts Festival; and Kathmandu Triennial.

She co-founded Artree Nepal and also featured her solo exhibition at Nepal Arts Council in 2010.  

Agony of the New Bed (2016). Golden embroidery thread on digital printed canvas, wooden frame. Photo grabbed from artworksforchange.org

Agony of the New Bed (2016). Golden embroidery thread on digital printed canvas, wooden frame. Photo grabbed from artworksforchange.org