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- Binod Pradhan



Binod Pradhan

Born 1973, Yangal Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal
Son of Sri Hari Bahadur Pradhan &
Srimati Ganga Devi Pradhan

Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts,
Fine Arts Campus, Kathmandu, Nepal

Founder & Working Visual Artist,
Kasthamandap Art Studio and E-Arts Nepal.

My paintings are inspired by my surroundings and environment. I am concerned that Kathmandu, a culturally rich city filled with different temples, bihars and monasteries is rapidly losing its heritage due to urbanization. My paintings are a call for the preservation of our cultural and spiritual heritage - this is what I invoke in my canvases. While working on this series of paintings, I have been inspired by my trip seven years ago to the Annapurna circuit – the mountains left an indelible impression on me. I am artistically energized by the mission of creating a new utopia where I can relocate the sacred monuments of Kathmandu to the pristine and lofty Himalayas where the air is fresh and the natural beauty of the mountains provide the perfect setting for relocating these monuments.
 
Solo Exhibitions:
2005 : "The Solitude of colour" at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2005 : "Artist from Nepal" at Souel, South Korea
2007 : "Inner Faces" at The Art Shop, Kathmandu, Nepal
2008 : "The Collection Show" at Imago-Dei Café Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2009 : "Sacred Spaces" at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012 : "Collision" at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal
2014 : “Quest for the Temple City” at Siddhartha Art Gallery. Kathmandu, Nepal
2015 : “Mountain Mystique” at City Museum, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
 
Group Exhibitions:
1992 : T.U Day Art Exhibition, Fine Arts Campus
1992 : Human Happiness Art Exhibition, Srijana Art Gallery
1992 : Group Art Exhibition at Goethe Institute
1994 : Group 37-Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council
1994 : Vision 51- Art Exhibition, Fine Arts Campus
1996 : 26th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
1997 : 27th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
1997 : Inter Club Art Competition, GMSAP
1998 : 28th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
1999 : Rangalal Bangdel Smriti Art Exhibition, Nepal Art Council
1999 : 29th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
1999 : Four Men Show at Siddhartha Art Gallery
2000 : 30th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
2000 : Painting on Poetic Expression, Bhancha Ghar
2000 : Kasthamandap Group Show at Siddhartha Art Gallery
2001 : 31st National Art Exhibition, NAFA
2001 : Kasthamandap Group Show at J Art Gallery
2002 : Two Men Show, Park Art Gallery
2002 : “Children without Art” organized by Jasutara Art Foundation at NAFA
2002 : Four Men Show at Srijana Contemporary Art Gallery
2003 : Charikot Art Camp Exhibition at NAFA
2003 : Kasthamandap Group Show at Lazimpat Gallery Cafe
2004 : Kasthamandap Group Show at Gallery Moksh
2004 : Kasthamandap Group Show at Buddha Gallery
2005 : Anniversary Art Exhibition at Buddha Gallery
2006 : "Wearable Art Show" Kiran Bhawan & Garden of Dreams, Nepal
2006 : Khulla Dhoka, Siddhartha Art Gallery
2006 : Loktantra, Exhibition at NAFA
2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, The Art Shop, Durbar Marg
2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, GTZ Office, Sanepa
2007 : “Sangaalo” Group Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal
2007 : "International Artist Day" Art Workshop ,Kasthamandap Art Studio,Lalitpur
2007 : “Amalgam” Exhibition organized by Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2008 : "Bagmati on Canvas" Group Exhibition by of Bagmati at NAFA
2008 : "World Festival 2008" Group Exhibition by World Arts Forum
2008 : Group Exhibition by Sutra, Nepal Art Council , Kathmandu
2009 : Sambahak "Brihta Nepali Kala Pradarshani-2065", Butwal , Nepal
2009 : 15 th Kasthamnadap Art Studio, Anniversary show, Siddhartha Art Gallery
2009 : International Women's Day, Group Exhibition, Hotel de'l Annapurna, Kathmandu
2009 : "Creative Eyes" Group Exhibition, Tilganga Eye Hospital, Tilganga, Kathmandu
2010: IACC, National Level Paintings Exhibition, Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu
2010 : Samrisharan, The Art Shop, Kathmandu
2010 : Grand an Art Exhibition, Organized by Rotary Club of Chandhagiri, Sirjana Contemporary Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2011 : National Art & Craft Exhibition, Competition by NAFA, Sita Bhawan, Naxal, Kathmandu
2011 : “Shree Ganesh” Group Exhibiton by SCC, Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
2012 : …from portrait to self-portrait…. (The Nepal Album) Group Exhibition by KCAC, Patan Museum, Kathmandu
2012 : “Under the Bodhi Tree” Group Exhibition by WWF-Nepal at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu
2013 : “Autumn” Kasthamandap Art Group Show by Nepal art Council at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu
2014 : “Rang Dune Pratisara” Painting on Poem at NAFA, Kathmandu.
2014 : Centenary Nepal’s Poet Shiddhi Charan Shrestha, Paintings on Poem Exhibition by Shiddhi Charan Foundation at Nepal Art Council, Kathmandu
2014 : ‘Artists Unite, Call for Action in Support of Flood Relief’ A Collective Art Exhibition at Siddhartha Art Gallery. Baber Mahal, Kathmandu
2015 : National Art Exhibition at NAFA, Kathmandu

Participated Group Art Exhibitions in abroads :
2002 : Art Exhibition organised by Camlin Art Foundation, Kolkota, India
2005 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Den Blank, Belgium
2005 : Nepal Art Show, Nogaya, Japan
2005 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Galerie de Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2005 : “Reflection of Reality” Kasthamandap Group Show, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India
2005-06 : Art Exhibition organised by Camlin Art Foundation, Kolkota, India
2006 : Kasthamandap Group Show, Chautara Gallery, Holland
2007 : Art Exhibition organised by Camlin Art Foundation, Patna, India
2007 : “Reflection of Reality” Kasthamandap Group Show, SomArts Bay Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2007 : Open Art Studio-2007, Palo Alto Studio, Palo Alto, California, USA
2007 : “Reflection of Reality” Kasthamandap Group Show, Gallerie 25, San Francisco, USA
2007 : "Peace of Mind" Exhibition with Sri Lankan Artists, Gandhara Gallery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2008 : "Nepal Art Show" Group Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2008 : " 3rd Nepali Contemporary Art Festival" Alpha Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2008 : “Peinteres Nepalais”, Den Blank, Belgium
2008 : Himalayas of Nepal, Alpha Gallery, Seoul & Honggang Gallery, Ulsan, South Korea
2008 : "Breaking Boundries" Exhibition with VAST Artists, Druk Hotel, Thimpu, Bhutan
2009 : Nepali Art Show, Holland
2009 : "Hanmony" Group Exhibition by Reflection Art Gallery, Indore, India
2009 : "Colours & Impressions" Group Show, SAARC Women's Association, Radisson Hotel, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2010 : Fairfax Eco Fest Painting Exhibition, San Francisco, USA
2012 : Nepali Contemporary Art Show, L’Epicea Galleria, Briancon, France
2012 : Nepali Contemporary Art Show, Chautara Gallery, Almere, Netherlands
2012 : Nepali Contemporary Art Show, Berlin, German
2012 : Nepali Contemporary Art Show, E-Funktion, Cologne, German
2012 : Arts of Nepal, The Art Centre, Chicago, USA
2014 : Emerging Souls, International Art Exhibition, Mandala Fine Art Studio Gallery, Singapore
2015 : 3rd Tone International Miniature Art Exhibition 2015 Organized by Tone Art Society of Bangladesh
2016 : Art Mart International, Khajuraho – 2016 Organized by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India
2016 : International Workshop on Art for Nature, Art Symposium on Panchase, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal

Workshops:
1999 : Work Shop "Sirjana Shibir" By LDGDCSKM
2000 : Prashanta Smriti workshop, NAFA
2001 : Workshop organized by Artist's Society of Nepal
2002 : "Kala Karyashala" organized by Lalit Kala Sangam, Biratnagar
2002-03: "Kala Upaban" workshop & exhibition organized by NAFA
2003 : Charikot Art Camp organized by NAFA
2004 : Poetric Expressions at Godawari
2004 : Meditation Art workshop at Osho Tapoban
2004 : Numafung Art workshop
2006 : Khulla Dhoka Art workshop at Siddhartha Art Gallery
2006 : Loktantrik Workshop at Gonganbu
2006 : "Inspired Expression" Art workshop to the late artist RN Joshi tribute by Park Gallery
2006 : Arts and Treks, Annapurna Round Circuit
2006 : "Inspired The Garden of Dreams" Art workshop at The Garden of Dreams by Siddhartha Art Gallery
2007 : "Itihansako Baki Pristha" Art Workshop & Exhibition, SARBANAM, Narayangadh
2007 : “Peace of Mind” Art Workshop with Sri Lankan Artists, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2007 : "International Artist Day" Art Workshop by Kasthamandap Art Studio
2008 : "Bagmati on Canvas" Art Workshop by Friends of Bagmati
2008 : "For Flood Victims" Art Workshop By Gurukul
2008 : "Breaking Boundaries" Exhibition with VAST Artists, Thimpu, Bhutan
2009 : "Creative Eyes" Art Workshop by Tilganga Eye Hospital
2010 : "Big Draw" Drawing Workshop by Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre, Nepal
2010 : "YOGDAN" An art Workshop, Exhibition & Fundraise by Fusion Studio, Kathmandu
2010 : “Thamel Mahatsav” Painting Workshop & Exhibition, Mithila Yen gallery, Thamel, Kathmandu
2010 : Artistic happening – painting and poetry at Norwegian Ambassador’s Residency, Kathmandu
2011 : “Bagalima Kala Sanjha” Live Painting on the stage with Sukarma Band by L’ Art en Poche, Belgium at Russian Cultural Center, Kathmandu
2011 : Live Painting on Stage with Rudra Band, Art workshop by Green Tara Trust & Green Tara Nepal
2012 : “Under the Bodhi Tree” Lumbini Art Workshop by WWF-Nepal
2014 : Painting on Drama, Nepal Nach Ghar, Jamal, Kathmandu
2015 : “Environment Day” Fund Rise Workshop at Centre Zoo, Jawalakhel, Kathmandu
2015 : Water Colour Workshop at Centre Zoo, Jawalakhel, Kathmandu
2015 : “ Eye Care For All” World Sight Day at Nepal Eye Hospital, Tripureshwor, Nepal
2016 : Art Mart International, Khajuraho – 2016 Organized by Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, India
2016 : International Workshop on Art for Nature, Art Symposium on Panchase, Pokhara by  Relief Fund for Wildlife Victims (RFWV)
 
National Awards:
1987 : 2nd Prize, Inter School Competition, Bal Mandir, Kathmandu
1992 : 1st Prize, Nepal Telecommunication Directory Cover Design Competition by NTC
1992 : Consulation Prize, Cartoon Competition, HASNE, Kathmandu
1993 : 1st Prize, Painting Competition, Lalit Kala Student Union
1997 : 2nd Prize, 27th National Art Exhibition, NAFA
1997 : 1st Prize, Ganesh Man Singh Adhyayan Pratisthan
2005 : Best Fild Work, 2D Animation, Demo Reel-2005, Pentasys Technologies, Kathmandu
2012 : Gold Medal with Arniko Youth Award-2068, Ratriya Yuwa Sewa Kosh, Kathmandu, Nepal
 International Awards:
2006 : Camlin Art Foundation Award, Professional Artist Category, Kolkata, India

Private Collections :
Prime Minister's Residence (Nepal)
Hotel de'l Annapurna (Nepal)
Her Highness Maharani Yasho Raje Laxmi of
Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Sunrise Bank, Gairidhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ambassador of Australia to Nepal
Nepal Investment Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal, India, Kenya, USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Pakistan, Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Canada, Belgium, UAE, Norway, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Germany, Egypt, Singapore.
 
Travels :
India, USA, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Germany, France, Netherlands and Italy
 
Art Tutor:
Kasthamandap Art Class (1996- Present)

Co-Founder Members :
Kasthamandap Art Studio
E-.Arts Nepal Pvt. Ltd.
 
Members :
Young Artist's Group
Nepal Association of Fine Arts, NAFA
Artist's Society of Nepal
Prashanta Memorial Society







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