Amshad Sunuwar

Amshad Sunuwar was born in 1993 in Preeti, Ramechap, but he moved to Kathmandu before he turned a year old. Born into a Christian family and to parents who spoke two different mother tongues, Sunuwar and Koyu Rai, he grew up estranged from the culture, language, and heritage of his peoples. In Kathmandu, he grew up familiar with the industrially produced mass market utensils and objects that mark urban living. Accumulated guilt – of not knowing his roots – and a growing affection toward family heirlooms drew him into a conversation with them. His artworks have been exhibited in Park Gallery, Taragaon Museum, Windhorse gallery, Dalaila art space and Patan Museum.