Nepal Picture Library was invited to participate at UNSEEN as part of the collectives show from 22-24 Sept, 2017.

We presented and Nepal Picture Library to a new audience and build relationships for future collaborations in Europe. Although the exhibition was from the archives of Nepal Picture Library, it gave us an opportunity to present what has been doing since its establishment 10 years ago. The UNSEEN CO-OP platform was a great base for exchange and generated important reflections on visual archives.

Additionally it allowed us to meet fellow collectives, artists and gallery representatives. It also allowed us to interact with new audience and present archival and contemporary works coming out of Nepal.

The trip was possible with the support from The Prince Claus Fund.

The Co-op Section of UNSEEN 2017.
NPL Booth at the Co-op Section at UNSEEN 2017.
Nepali contemporary artist Bikas Shrestha’s work on display at the Nepal Picture Library booth at UNSEEN 2017. For his work Bikas used the archival materials from the Nepal Picture Library Archive.
Shikhar Bhattarai, the coordinator of the Nepal Picture Library giving an introduction to VIP guests at UNSEEN 2017.
Merchandise for sale at the Nepal Picture Library Booth at UNSEEN 2017.
Studio Setup at the Nepal Picture Library Booth. Visitors could come and have their photograph taken with our vintage backdrop.
Visitors having their polaroids taken at our booth in UNSEEN 2017.
Shikhar Bhattarai, the coordinator of the Nepal Picture Library giving a presentation about, Nepal Picture Library and Photo Kathmandu to the audience at the Reflection Room.

NPL in Gorkha

The 90s: A democratic awakening by Bikas Rauniar and Facing the camera: A history of Nepali studio photography were two of our collections that was exhibited in Gorkha as part of Traveling Photo Kathmandu with Book Bus in Gorkha. Besides these two exhibition, we also did a special slideshow from our collections to the Pandeli community.

Art in the open The Book Bus revisits Gorkha with tales, memories and art in tow
by Pranab Man Singh

NPL in Pokhara

As part of traveling Photo Kathmandu, we participated at Nepal Literature Festival organized by Bookworm Foundation.

NPL in Jakarta

We had a pleasure of showing ‘Juju Bhai Dhakhwa: Keepers of Memories’ exhibition at Jakarta Biennale, Indonesia, specially curated for Danish Centre for Culture and Development seminar – The contribution of art and culture in peace and reconciliation processes in Asia.

NPL at Chobi Mela

Our exhibition is officially open today at Northbrook Hall, Old Dhaka.

NPL on the streets of Kathmandu

We are proud to be associated with the KtmWalks campaign. ‘Retelling Histories’ and ‘Photographs of Friendship’ are two of our exhibitions currently showing on the streets of Ktm!



NPL in Tansen

Nepal Picture Library was in Tansen, Palpa recently to continue research for several Palpa collections.