By: Victoria Ryan, Seraphin Gallery Resident
Reading Room | Art India Magazine | India Art Fair | Devi Art Foundation Collection | Currier Museum of Art | First Kathmandu Trienniale | Boston Center for the Arts
Seraphin Gallery artist, Youdhi Maharjan has recently been featured in numerous art fairs and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. This past fall, Maharjan was a part of the Reading Room, a group exhibition of South Asian artists working with books and text in New York. Through his inclusion in this exhibition, his work has been promoted in an essay by Amit Kumar Jain entitled "Between the Covers" that was featured in Art India Magazine. Please see a link to this feature at the end of this article.
In February, his works were exhibited as part of the India Art Fair in New Delhi, which is considered to be one of the most recognized and leading fairs for modern and contemporary art in South Asia. Recently his work has been collected by the Devi Art Foundation, one of the leading promoters and collectors of contemporary and conceptual art in South Asia, please visit their website for more information.
Currently, Maharjan is showcasing his work in a group show titled "Deeper Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting", at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. This exhibition features the works of artists who use diverse techniques of paper cutting; Maharjan's work is placed alongside artists such as Kara Walker. The show will be open until May 21st, for more information please visit the Currier Museum of Art's website here.
He is also currently featured in the First Kathmandu Trienniale which is curated this year by Philippe Van Cauteren, Artistic Director of Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent, Belgium. The Trienniale showcases the works of over 50 artists from over 25 nations. The mission of this creative endeavor is to cultivate a voice of the Nepali people throughout the arts all over the globe. Being chosen for the Trienniale, and to be part of the Devi Art Foundation among the other notable successes in this article, demonstrates a catalyst in Maharjan's career. Seraphin Gallery is looking forward to continuing our work and partnership with the artist, and relay our congratulations on recent achievements.
For more information on the First Kathmandu Trienniale, please visit their website here. Maharjan has also submitted a paper that was presented at the panel for the South Asian Studies Association Conference at Claremont McKenna College in California.
He will also be featured in an exhibition to be held at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts called AD 20/21; Art and Design of the 20th and 21st Century from April 6 - April 9.
Later on this year, he will take part as a panel member for the Contemporary Himalayan Art, Fifth Himalayan Studies Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO from September 1 - September 4. For more information on the Conference, please visit their website here.
Next year from February - March, Maharjan will be having a solo show at Tarq Gallery in Mumbai, India. Tarq Gallery is a contemporary art gallery whose mission is to gain awareness about the diverse contexts of art. The founder of the Gallery, Hena Kapadia, has been involved in the field of contemporary art, both in India and abroad for about five years.
Seraphin Gallery will be consigning new works by Youdhi Maharjan within the next couple months, please contact Alyssa Laverda, Associate Director to inquire as to our current inventory by this artist and any further inquiries. firstname.lastname@example.org or (215)-923-7000.
To find out more about Youdhi Maharjan and his works, please visit our artist page for him here.
There has been a constant tug of war between what can or can't be categorized as book art. The author-artist will often celebrate the form of the book and the state of flux that it is believed to be in. However, this constant flux makes it impossible to understand book art by a single definition.