Hit Man Gurung (b.1984) was born in Lamjung, Nepal and is currently based in Kathmandu. He completed his M.F.A. from Central Department of Fine Arts, Tribhuwan University in 2012. Gurung’s various media of works are concerned with some of the most pressing socio-political, socio-economic and socio-cultural landscape of Nepal: a decade long People's War (1996-2006), unstable governments and the impact all of this has had on the personal and professional 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 their unprecedented investment in infrastructure development, leading to a high demand of cheap labourers; and consequently, stitching the various patterns of mass migrations seen in Nepal. Gurung infuses his paintings, documentary photo, video, performance and installation works with political conviction and personal poetry. Gurung has participated in major national and international art exhibitions including "Nirin" Biennale of Sydney 2020, as part of Artree Nepal Artist Collective.The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), 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 Dhaka Art Summit, a.o. His works have been collected by prestigious public and private museums and collections around the world, including the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna; Head Office of World Bank, Washington DC, Kadist, San Francisco, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Ilham Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a.o. He is co-founder of an artist collective ArTree Nepal (2013).
Solo: 2015 - One man show "I Have to Feed Myself, My Family and My Country..." at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Kathmandu, Nepal.
2020 - part of “ Nirin” Biennale of Sydney 2020 , as an Artree Nepal Artist Collective .
2019 - Part of “Nepal Art Now” a historical exhibition of Nepalese Arts at Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna , Austria .
2019 - Part of “ 52 Artists 52 Actions ” organized by Artspace Sydney, Sydney, Australia .
2019 - Artist in Residency at Belles Artes Projects , Philippines .
2019 - Part of “ Fabric(ated) Fractures ” curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt and presented by Samdani Art Foundation and Alserkal Avenue at Concrete, Dubai.
2018 - Part of “Bearing Point” 4th Dhaka Art Summit curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
2017 - “International Art Residency” at Para Site Art Center, Hong Kong
2017 - 1st Kathmandu Triennale curated by Philippe Van Cauteren.
2016 - Part of The First Yinchuan Biennale “ For An Image Faster Than Light” curated by Bose Krishnamachari, MOCA Yinchuan, China.
2016 - Part of “Afterwork” at Para Site Art Center, Hong Kong curated by Cosmin Costinas & Inti Guerrero.
2016 - Part of "Mining Warm Data” 3rd Dhaka Art Summit curated by Diana Campbell Betancourt.
2016 - India Art Fair - 2016 represented by Nepal Art Council, Nepal and Blueprint12 Gallery, Delhi,India.
2015 - Part of The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
2013 - International Artists Residency Granted by City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, USA.
2011 - Recipient of ‘The Australian Himalayan foundation art award’ supporting young artists in the Himalayan region.