Sadly yesterday we learned the news that Manuj Babu Mishra passed away. The Bikalpa Art Center would like to express our deepest condolences to Mishra’s family and friends. His death is a great loss to the entire arts community of Nepal. The Bikalpa Art Center had the privilege to open ‘Panorama 60’s: Pioneers of Nepali Modernism’ last week – featuring two works by Manuj Babu Mishra – his last exhibition as a living artist. His oeuvre will continue to inspire generations of future artists to come.
Manuj Babu Mishra was born in August 1936 A.D. Mishra holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a Master of Arts, majoring in Ancient History and Culture, from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. In his professional career, Mishra has been associated with various national and international organizations, worked as a senior graphic designer and as a Fine Arts lecturer at Tribhuvan University. Mishra has 12 solo shows to his name, with his first exhibition opening in 1967 A.D. in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has since exhibited internationally in Germany, India and Denmark, and prolifically in Nepal. In addition to his work as a visual artist, Mishra has published numerous books on art, politics, and history. Mishra’s artistic work played a major role in the development of Nepali Modernism.
May his soul rest in peace!