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Tenzing Rigdol Biography

Tenzing Rigdol is a contemporary Tibetan artist whose work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, video-installation, performance art and site-specific pieces. He has been widely exhibited internationally, and his artworks are included in museums as well as public and private collections worldwide. He has also published three collections of poetry, 'R'—The Frozen Ink (2008), Anatomy of Nights (2011) and Butterfly’s Wings (2011), printed by Tibet Writes. He lives and works in New York.

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Best of 2015: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Around the World Related Press Best of 2015: Our Top 15 Exhibitions Around the World 17 December 2015, Hyperallergic

#6 – The Hong Kong Art Scene. Yallay Gallery and Rossi and Rossi mounted provocative exhibits, bringing Tibetan, Syrian, Pakistan, and Afro-Asian artists to the forefront. These include paintings by Tenzing Rigdol that metaphorically depict the horrific self-immolations (now over 140) occurring in Tibet; Fadi Yazigi, who continues to...

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Change is the Eternal Law Related Press Change is the Eternal Law 24 October 2015, ArtAsia Pacific

“I’m the artist who gets trouble from both the Tibetan and the Chinese sides,” Tenzing Rigdol confides with characteristic equanimity. We are standing in the middle of Change is the Eternal Law, his first one-person exhibition in Hong Kong, at Rossi & Rossi gallery in the neighborhood of Wang Chuk Hang. The area is both a...

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Field Trip: 2015 Sea Art Festival Related Press Field Trip: 2015 Sea Art Festival 28 September 2015, ArtAsiaPacific

Initiated by local artists in 1987, the Sea Art Festival (SAF) in Busan, Korea, celebrates the coastal city’s lush topography with an outdoor exhibition that centers on integrating art with the natural environment. The festival was originally conceived as an annual event that took place at the popular seashores of Haeundae and Gwangalli and...

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10 Contemporary Tibetan Artists and Where to Find Them Related Press 10 Contemporary Tibetan Artists and Where to Find Them 3 April 2015, The Culture Trip

Renowned for its spiritual values as the home of the Dalai Lama, and for the decades-long dispute with China’s political control, Tibet is a complex land with a diaspora peppered across the globe. While many artists have relocated, an increasingly vibrant, innovative and experimental art scene is growing in Lhasa. Whether at home or abroad...

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