MUKESH SHRESTHA
Painter, Kathmandu, Nepal

Saroj Mahato started his artistic career as a visual artist/ filmmaker from 2000. He studied BFA (Painting/ Installation art) from Tribhuvan University, (Lalitkala Campus) Kathmandu, Nepal (2004) and MFA (Video/ Film) from Korea National University of Arts, South Korea (2011). He is also an alumnus of the Asian Film Academy at the Busan International Film Festival. He has worked at Tribhuvan University Central Department of Arts for five years (2012- 2017) as a new media lecturer. His works have been seen at several in Nepal and abroad.

Saroj Mahato is the co-founder and director at Bikalpa Art Center (BAC) found in 2014. BAC is one of Kathmandu’s most promising contemporary art spaces. He has been working at BAC from 2014 as director and curator. As curator/ managing director, he has organized several international art projects like residencies, exhibitions and events which can be found under blog posts. During the course, he has successfully worked with multi-local as well as international partners, collaborators, sponsors.