OPEN CALL for International Artists Residency Program (AIR_MCUBE 2025)

Gallery Mcube, founded by acclaimed multi-disciplinary visual artist Manish Lal Shrestha in 2011, stands as the premier contemporary visual art center in Nepal. Located in the heart of Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal, our gallery serves as a dynamic platform for promoting and showcasing contemporary art in all its forms.

One of the primary objectives of Mcube is to host a wide range of art activities that engage both national and international artists. The gallery organizes National and International Art Exhibitions, providing a space for artists to display their works and share their creative visions with the public. These exhibitions offer opportunities for artists to exhibit their art, explore new ideas, and contribute to the vibrant contemporary art scene in Nepal. In addition to exhibitions, Gallery Mcube facilitates International Artists Residency Exchange Programs. This program invites artists from different parts of the world to stay and work in Nepal, fostering cultural exchange and collaboration. Through these residencies, artists can immerse themselves in the local environment, engage with Nepali culture, and create artworks that reflect their experiences. Recognizing the importance of nurturing young talent, Mcube also organizes the Young Artists Show, which provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. This initiative helps to encourage and support young artists, giving them exposure and recognition within the art community. 

Gallery Mcube actively contributes to the development of contemporary art in Nepal through its Art Classes and Workshops. These educational programs offer opportunities for art enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels to learn and refine their artistic abilities. By providing a supportive and creative learning environment, Mcube aims to inspire individuals to explore their artistic potential and contribute to the growth of the contemporary visual art culture in Nepal. In addition to its artistic endeavors, Gallery Mcube is committed to community engagement and awareness. The gallery organizes community awareness programs that use art as a means to address social issues and promote positive change. By harnessing the power of art, Mcube seeks to bring about awareness, dialogue, and action on various societal concerns.

Moreover, Gallery Mcube extends its reach beyond its physical space to larger audiences through resources, publications, and community art projects. Through publications, Mcube shares insights into contemporary art practices, interviews with artists, and critical discourse. The gallery also actively engages in community art projects, collaborating with local communities to create meaningful and impactful art installations and initiatives that resonate with diverse audiences. 

Overall, Gallery Mcube plays a vital role in promoting contemporary visual art culture in Nepal. By hosting exhibitions, organizing residency programs, supporting emerging artists, providing art education, and engaging with the community, Mcube strives to create an inclusive and vibrant art ecosystem that celebrates diversity and fosters creativity.

Gallery Space
Contemporary Art Gallery
Performance by resident artist
International Artists Residency (AIR_MCUBE)
Get Well soon project
Get Well Soon Project
Artists explaining the works
International Art Exhibition


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