Photo Kathmandu 2016 – Artist Residency – Call for Applications
The festival will host exhibitions, slide shows, artist talks, workshops and a mixed-media residency that will bring artists together to respond to and converse with the historic city of Patan, where the festival will be anchored.
Photo Kathmandu is organized by photo.circle, a platform for photography founded in 2007.
Photo Kathmandu has chosen to go without a theme this year, but will feature works that speak to ideas of resilience and revival. 2016 marks 20 years since the start of the Maoist rebellion in Nepal. This war and its aftermath have left deep scars on many Nepali lives, and still affect the country at large. Last year, Nepal was hit by several horrific earthquakes which killed over 8000 people and left over 800,000 families homeless. Photo Kathmandu 2016 will examine how the human spirit overcomes conflict, disasters or personal challenges, and will present stories of survival and triumph from around Asia to the alley-ways of Patan. We hope it will be one of many ways through which the Nepali public will find the resolve to overcome adversities, and the inspiration to nurture new dreams.
Photo Kathmandu is very pleased to invite 6 artists to Nepal for a period of 4 weeks to come together and explore intersections between photography, sound, video, writing, performance, poetry and other mediums. The festival encourages artists to experiment, collaborate and respond to each other and the historic city of Patan. Artists will live together in Patan, and work with the residency curator Mabubur Rahman (Bangladesh) to create a site-specific body of work that will be included in the main exhibition program of Photo Kathmandu 2016.
For details, please visit www.photoktm.com/2016/