惠特曼・古隆 HIT MAN GURUNG
惠特曼·古隆（Hit Man Gurung）出生於尼泊爾的Lamjung，目前居住在加德滿都。2012 年畢業於特里布萬大學中央美術系，並完成碩士學位。古隆的作品關注尼泊爾最緊迫的社會政治、社會經濟和社會文化景觀：長達十年的人民戰爭（1996-2006） 、不穩定的政府以及所有這一切對尼泊爾公民的個人和職業生活產生的影響。他的藝術創作同時關心全球資本主義發展對尼泊爾的巨大影響與底層勞動問題。由於中東和東南亞的經濟飛速發展以及他們對基礎設施建設的空前投資，導致廉價勞動力的高需求，造成尼泊爾各種大規模的勞動遷移。古隆在他的繪畫、紀實照片、錄像、行為表演和裝置作品中注入了政治信念和個人詩歌。 他曾參加重要的國內和國際藝術展覽，包括 2020 年悉尼“Nirin”雙年展（以藝術團體Artree之身份）、第八屆亞太當代藝術三年展（APT8；布里斯班）、第一屆銀川雙年展（銀川當代藝術館）、第一屆加德滿都三年展、以及第二、第三、第四屆達卡藝術峰會。古隆的作品被世界各地著名的公共和私人博物館收藏，包括昆士蘭美術館/現代藝術畫廊（布里斯班）、維也納世界博物館、世界銀行總部（華盛頓特區）、Kadist（舊金山）、Samdani 藝術基金會（達卡）、Ilham 美術館（吉隆坡）等。 古隆同時是藝術團體 ArTree Nepal（2013 年）的聯合創始人，並且是本次加德滿都三年展地方策展人、2022年威尼斯雙年展尼泊爾館共同策展人。
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.
2022 – Part of “Art Taichung” , Tansbao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan .
2022 – Part of “Art Tainan” , Tansbao Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan .
2022 – Part of “The Place God Foster” , Tansbao Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan .
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.