SIDDHARTHA ART FOUNDATION &
Siddhartha Arts Foundation (SAF) was registered in 2011 with a mission to promote and develop various Nepali arts through an inclusive lens and approach. Its main vision is to establish Kathmandu City as a cultural hub in South Asia.
SAF initiated and is the lead organiser of Kathmandu Triennale, now its second edition. The Triennale is Nepal’s premier international platform for global contemporary art. It looks to foster a healthy art ecology that is based on the exchange of knowledge through an expansive art exhibition as well as a robust educational outreach and public programme.
The foundation is currently collaborating with ASAP’s Research division to expand and develop one of the key research areas of the Triennale’s process: Exhibition Design & Production.
The objectives of this project include:
- Conducting field research and a survey of possible frameworks for exhibition design and production in Nepal that account for the need for hybridity during the pandemic.
- Integration of new and appropriate technologies, methods and tools that will help develop exhibition production standards in Nepal and regionally.
- Building a lasting network of individuals and other partners across South Asia to enact the results of the research by producing an exhibition design for Kathmandu Triennale 2077.