Gonkar Gyatso


artist in front of large wall of work at Venice Biennale 2009

Gonkar Gyatso in front of his work at 53rd Venice Biennale 2009

Country: Tibet

Gonkar Gyatso was born in 1961 in Lhasa, Tibet. He graduated from the Fine Art Department of the Central Institute of Nationalities, Beijing and from the Chelsea Art & Design College, London.

He is the founder of The Sweet Tea House - a contemporary Tibetan art gallery in East London. He was the recipient of a Leverhulme Fellowship in 2003 and became ‘Artist in Residence' at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.

His work has been internationally published and exhibited in galleries and museums including The Chinese National Art Gallery (Beijing), The Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art (Scotland), the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Weleld Museum Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Colorado University Art Museum and Collections (USA).

Gyatso woked with Iniva in 2006 creating the project Terrain with students. See the Related projects link to the right, and the link to Gonkar's website here.

Gonkar Gyatso was included in Making Worlds, the 53rd Venice Biennial in 2009.

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