Artist-in-Residence: Hit Man Gurung

Jul 17 – Aug 04, 2017

Hit Man Gurung is a multimedia artist based in Kathmandu. His body of work is a direct response to some of the most pressing socio-political issues of the country. His recent series of work deals with Nepali migrant laborers who leave their families and country to join transitory work forces in foreign countries. International migration has increased exponentially since the civil war, causing disconnections between generations and altering structures of towns and villages. Gurung was selected for the first Yinchuan Biennial 2016, hosted by the Yinchuan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA, Yinchuan) in China. He was also the featured artist at Moesgaard Museum of Denmark in 2016. In addition, his work was exhibited as part of Afterwork at Para Site Art Center, Hong Kong. Gurung was also selected for the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) in Brisbane, Australia.