Hit Man Gurung

Hit Man Portrait Photo

Hit Man Gurung is an artist and curator based in Kathmandu by way of Lamjung. Gurung’s diverse practice concerns itself with the fabric of human mobilities, frictions of history, and failures of revolutions. While rooted in the recent history of Nepal, his works unravel a complex web of kinships and extraction across geographies that underscore the exploitative nature of capitalism. These narratives revolve around the lived experiences of migrants caught between a dehumanizing transnational labor-based industry and an apathetic nation-state. Gurung furthermore invokes indigenous methodologies and epistemologies to fundamentally reconfigure contemporary artistic praxis.

Gurung is one of the curators for the 17th Biennale Jogja 2023 and Colomboscope 2024. He was co-curator for the Kathmandu Triennale 2077 (2022), Nepal Pavilion at Venice Biennale (2022), and "Garden of Ten Seasons" at Savvy Contemporary, Berlin (2022). He also co-founded ArtTree Nepal, an artist collective, and Kala Kulo, an arts initiative.