About Me

My methods and medium of working are not fixed and limited; neither there are defined rules to be followed strictly. The choice of material depends on the vision and intuition available at the movement. On the process of creation I use both conventional and new media. I enjoy to experiment with ideas, contents, techniques and media. I search for the art that does not fit in a defined conventional frame.

                                               ~ Bhuwan Thapa "Bahuvi" - Sculptor


Bhuwan Thapa 

Title                           :  Bahuvi
Born                          :  5th Sep.1969 A.D
Father                       :  Kanshiram Thapa
Mother                      :  Deurupa Thapa
Permanent Address :  Thulo Lhumpek – 7 , Gulmi, Nepal
Mailing Address       :  Dholahity, Lalitpur Sup-Municipality –                                                                                                     15, Lalitpur, Nepal 




Academic Qualification 

Master of Fine Arts, M.F.A. (Sculpture), Central Department Of Fine Art, T.U. Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal


Faculty:  Kathmandu University, Center for Art and Design, Hattiban, Lalitpur


Solo Exhibition

2016        "Self-Realization" Sculpture Exhibition
                    Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu

Participation in Workshop/Symposium
2019        International Marble Art Camp
             National Art Gallery, Langkawi, Malysia
2019      Stainless Steel Sculpture Workshop
                     Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
                     Sita Bhawan, Naksal, Kathmandu
2019       'Devdaha' National Wood Sculpture Workshop

      Devdaha, Lumbini
2017        Kathmandu Triennale 2017 (24 March-19April)
                    Siddhartha Art Foundation & S.M.A.K.
2015      Wood Sculpture Workshop (8 -11, June)
              Hatemalo Abhiyan -2015
                     Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
2014        “The 12th World Cultural Art Symposium”(15 Sep.-15th Oct.)
                     The Mosan Art Museum, Boryeong, Korea
2014       Portrait Workshop 2014 (5,April)
   Sirjana College of Fine Arts
2013        International Sculpture Symposium, Pokhara (17 sep. 1st Oct.)
              Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
2012        MT. Everest-8848 ART Projet l, Kathmandu (20 sep.-19 Oct.) by
              Da Mind Tree/The ART Club, Nepal
2012         Residential Sculpture workshop (19th February – 2nd March)
                      As a Co-coordinator, Nepal Academy of Fine Art 
                      Sita Bhawan, Naxal, Kathmand
2012        National Sculpture Symposium, Butwal (25th Dec.-7th Jan.)
       Nepal Academy of Fine Arts/ CAAN,Rupandehi
2012        SAMYOJAN Workshop on ARTENGINEERING, Dhulikhel  (11th -15th June)
       As a Supervising Faculty, Art & Design, K.U.
2012        …From Portrait to Self-Portrait…
                      Photographer Antonio Nodar, UK
                      Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre (KCAC),Nepal
2011        An Interactive 3D Sculpture Workshop 
                      Nepal Academy of Fine Art
       Sita Bhawan, Naxal, Kathmandu
2011        Collaborative Art Work 
                      'LASANA' Alternative Art Space (Jyamirekot, Lalitpur) 
2011        Cultural Festival 
                      CULTURE 4 PEACES (KCAC, Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur)
2010        Live Art Hub (17th -21st June) 
                      'LASANA' Alternative Art Space (Jyamirekot, Lalitpur)          
2009        Wooden Sculpture Workshop
                      Rising Artist Group Nepal
              Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap , Kathmandu
2009        ‘TISA ‘ Stone Sculpture Workshop – 1129 ( Nepal Sambat )
                       Tisa Sahitya Pala
               Fine Arts Campus , Bhotahity , Kathmandu
2008        A Beautiful Waste 8848 (1st-6th June)  
                      Rotary Club of Nepal & ARAMBHA Contemporary Nepali Sculptors’ Group
              Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikuti Mandap , Kathmandu
2007        Wood Sculpture Workshop (23rd - 27th may)
                      ‘Artist Society of Nepal ‘
               Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) Sitabhawan , Naxal , Kathmandu
2006        'HARMONY’ Stone Sculpture Symposium
                      Celebrating the 50th Anniversary Nepal & Japan , Diplomatic
                      Relationship, ARAMBHA Contemporary Nepali Sculptors’ Group & Tokoname – Nepal Society , Japan
               Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA)Sitabhawan, Naxal , Kathmandu
2005        Wood Sculpture Symposium (21st July - 4th August)
                       Sirjana College of Fine Arts & ARAMBHA Group
                Sirjana College, Kamaladi , Kathmandu
2005        The First Stone Sculpture Symposium (18th June – 2nd July)
        ARAMBHA (Contemporary Nepali Sculptors’ Group )
                Sitabhawan , Naxal , Kathmandu
2004         Art against the Racial Discrimination (21st March)
                Jagaran Media Centre, Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal , Kathmandu
2003        Ceramics Training Course (3rd March – 31st Sep.)
               SOS Ceramics Training Workshop , Sanothimi  , Bhaktapur

Participation in Group Art Exhibition 

2019           'Bandhutwa' Nepal-Bangladesh Art Exhibition
                          Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmand
2018         18th Asian Art Biennale-2018, Bangaladesh Shilpa Academy Dhaka
2018          National Art Exhibition
                Nepal Academy of Fine Art, Naxal, Kathmandu
2018           National Art Festibal

             National Culture Center, Jamal, Kathmandu
2017            National Fine Arts Exhibition (19 June-4 July)
                           Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA)
2017            HOMES (Group Art Exhibition)
             Taragaon Museum, Bouddha, Kathmandu
2016             International Art Exhibition
                  National Cultural Centre, Jamal, Kathmandu, Nepal
                           Nepal Fine Art Forum
2015            “SPANDAN” Colorful Universe
                  International Art and Craft Festival (5-9 Oct.)
                            Himanchal Pradesh, Shimla, India
2014             Group Art Exhibition
                            Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
2011-19        National Art Exhibition
                  Nepal Academy of Fine Art, Naxal, Kathmandu
2012           MT. Everest-8848 ART Project l – Kathmandu and Pokhara
                    Da Mind Tree/The ART Club, Nepal
2012          15th Asian Art Biennale-2012, Bangaladesh Shilpa Academy Dhaka
2013           ART EXHIBITION OF ACADEMICIANS, Araniko exhibition gallery (NFA)
            by Neal Academy of Fine Arts
2013           Namaste-Embracing Culture , Nepal America Art Exhibition , Kathmandu by
          Nepal Academy of Fine Arts
     2012           Fine art Festival-2012
              Nepal Fine Art association,
                            Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012            …From Portrait to Self-Portrait…
                            Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre (KCAC)
                            Patan Museum, Lalitpur
2009            Sworna Mahotsab Art Exhibition
              Shree Dharmapur Higher Secondary School 
                           Thulo Lhumpek ,Gulmi,Lumbin
2009          Garbage Out of Thin Air 
                           WWF A living planet (Nag Pokhari , Naxal , Kathmandu)
2008           'SAMBAHAK' Brihad Kala Pardarshani 
                          Lalitkala Mancha, Nepal (On Butwal , Lumbini)
2008          Art Space, Naxal, Kathmandu
2007          First National Sculpture Exhibition 
                           ARAMBHA Contemporary Nepali Sculptors' Group
                           Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) , Naxal, Kathmandu
2007          'SAGALO ' Art Exhibition 
                          Fine Arts Forum, Nepal
                           Art Council, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
1996-2004     Nation Art Exhibition 
                          Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) , Sitabhawan , Naxal
2005         ‘ ASON ‘ National Art Exhibition – 2005
                 Artist’ Society of Nepal
                   Sita Bhawan , Naxal , Kathmandu
1998/99         ‘ Art Fair‘ 
                           Fine Arts Campus, Bhotahity , Kathmandu
1998            Rangalal Bandel ( Brihad Kala Pradarshani )
                    Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal , Kathmandu
1993/95         T.U. Day Art Exhibition – 1993/95
                    Fine Arts Campus, Kathmandu

Sculpture Collection and Installed

2019    Holley Land (Devdaha, Lumbini)- Dimension: 72"x30"x30",  Medium: Wood
2017     Silver Jubilee Monument (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: 14'x7'x7', Medium:                     Stones
2017     Purna Kajasha (Tara Gaon Museum, Bauddha, KTM)- Dimension:15'x8'x8',  Medium: Steel, River Stones 
2015     Trap of Tower (Nepal Art Council Museum, Babar Mahal, KTM)- Dimension: Variables, Medium: Wood
2014     Life, Love and Luck (Mosan Art Museum, Boryeong, South Korea)- Dimension: 14'x7'x7', Medium: Black              Granite
2013     No. 6 (Komagone Park, Pokhara- Dimension: 60"x48"x30",  Medium: stone
2013    Symbol of Knowledge (Shree Gyan Shiksha Mandir, Kapan, KTM)- Dimension: 40"x40"x40" , Medium:                   Metal Sheet
2012    The peak of Unity (Shilpakala Museum, Shilpkala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh)- Dimension:                                     72"x48"x36",   Medium: Terracotta
2010    Reflection (NAFA Museum, Sita Bhawan, Naxal, KTM.)- Dimension: 74"x30"x30", Medium: Mix
2010    Wheel of Life (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: Variables, Medium: Cement
2010    Target (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: Variables, Medium: Metal Sheet
2010    Movement (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: Variables, Medium: Paper Mache
2010   Parcel (Hill Park, Butwal)- Dimension: Variables, Medium: Stone
2010   Birth of Walls (Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Fine Arts, Kritipur)- Dimension: Variables,                                              Medium: Stone and Cement
2009   Awakening (Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Fine Arts, Kritipur)- Dimension: Variables,                                             Medium: Iron rod and Pebbles
2009   Tribhuvan (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: 50"x42"x27", Medium: Iron
2007   Filtration (Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel, Kabhre)- Dimension: 98"x30"x30", Medium: Iron



Awards
 2015            Excellence Award, “SPANDAN” Colorful Universe
                             International Art and Craft Festival (5-9 Oct.)
                              Himanchal Pradesh, Shimla, Indea
 2014             Fine Arts Award by Bhadra Kumari Sewa Sadan , kathmandu
 2013             Regional Talent Award by Ministry of Culture , Tourism & Civil Aviation , Nepal
 2006             Araniko Young Artist Award, 2064: Nation Youth Trust, KTM, Nepal      
 2006             Creative Yong Sculptor, 2064: Nepal Fine Art Critic Society, KTM, Nepal
 2006          Special Award: The First Nation Sculpture Exhibition by ARAMBHA (contemporary
                              Nepali Sculptors’ Group), KTM, Nepal
 2004              Second Prize: 36th Nation Art Exhibition, Organized by Nepal Association of Fine Art       
                              (NAFA), Naxal, Kathmandu


Involvement
      Assembly Member (2010-14): Nepal Academy of Fine Art (NAFA)  
      President : ARAMBHA Contemporary Nepali Sculptors’ Group , Kathmandu
      Vice President : DOOR Contemporary Art Foundation, Nepal 
      Member: Lions Club of Ktm Fine Arts, Kathmandu