Hit Man Gurung

Hit Man Gurung (b.1984) was born in Lamjung, Nepal and is currently based in Kathmandu. He completed his MFA from Central Department of Fine Arts, Tribhuvan University in 2012. Gurung’s various works are concerned with pressing socio-political, economic, and cultural issues of Nepal: a decade long People's War (1996-2006), unstable governments, and the impact all of this has had on the lives of Nepali citizens. In parallel, his art also speaks to the strong impact of global capitalism, the dramatic economic boom in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and the unprecedented demand for cheap Nepali labourers for infrastructure development. Gurung’s politically salient works poetically interlace paintings, documentary photographs, videos, performances, and installations. He is one of the co-curators of the Kathmandu Triennale 2077 alongside Sheelasha Rajbhandari. 

 

Gurung has participated in major national and international art exhibitions including  “RAUPENIMMERSATTISM,” SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; "Nirin" Biennale of Sydney 2020, as a part of  Artree Nepal; the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; The 1st Yinchuan Biennale “For An Image Faster Than Light,” MOCA, Yinchuan; 1st Kathmandu Triennale “City My Life, City My Studio”; as well as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th editions of the Dhaka Art Summit. His works are represented in public and private collections around the world including the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna; Headquarters of the World Bank, Washington DC; Kadist, San Francisco; Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka; and Ilham Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.