Gonkar Gyatso  (Tibetan, 1961) 


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Gonkar Gyatso, Eight is beautiful


Gonkar Gyatso
Eight is beautiful

TAG Fine Arts
Gonkar Gyatso, Shangri - La Express


Gonkar Gyatso
Shangri - La Express

Anthony Meier Fine Arts
Gonkar Gyatso, Buddha in Our Time


Gonkar Gyatso
Buddha in Our Time

10 Chancery Lane Gallery - Katie de Tilly Contemporary Artists
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Gonkar Gyatso, Love isn't cheap


Gonkar Gyatso
Love isn't cheap, 2011
stickers, paper collage and pencil on paper


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Gonkar Gyatso, Summer Buddha


Gonkar Gyatso
Summer Buddha, 2007
screenprint on paper


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Gonkar Gyatso, Endless Knot


Gonkar Gyatso
Endless Knot, 2011
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1989 - 1991   Centre Academy of fine art & Crafts, Beijing, China. Fellowship for contemporary crafts design
1996   Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London Guest Artist scholarship
2001   Southern Art, Hampshire, England. Year of Art 2000 Artist’s residence
2003   The Leverhulme Trust, London. Leverhulm fellowships and Artist residence at Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
  Gonkar Gyatso was born in Lhasa in 1961 and studied traditional Chinese painting in Beijing. After leaving Tibet, he lived in a Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala where he met Peter Towse. In 1996 he received a full scholarship to study at Central Saint Martin’s; he later finished his master’s degree in art at London’s Chelsea Art College. He now lives in London where he has an art gallery named The Sweet Tea House – the first gallery in Europe devoted to showcasing contemporary Tibetan art. His work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums in Europe and Northern America. Gyatso’s work charts the subtle shifts in identity and belonging caused by constant migration. Through diasporic experiences, he traverses the hybrid nature of resettlement, fusing different cultures and traditions.
  Lives and works in the United Kingdom
2014   London Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Islington, London
2014   Tibet India, New Beginnings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2013   Haunch of Venison, New York, NY (solo)
2012   Three Realms, Institute of Modern Art, Queensland University Art Museum, Griffith University Artworks. Brisbane, Australia (solo)
2012   Selected Works: New Acquisitions from the QUT Art Collection, Queensland Institute of Technology, Brisbane, AUS
2012   Seeking Shambala, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Boston, MA
2011   London Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Islington, London
2010   Multiplied Contemporary Editions Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Christie’s, London
2010   Scorching Sun of Tibet, Songzhuang Art Centre, China
2010   Tradition Transformed: Tibetan Artists Respond, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA
2010   World of Thousands, Space Station, Beijing, China
2010   The Beauty of Distance, Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age, 17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2010   Mapping Identity, curated by Carol Solomon and Janet Yoon, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
2010   A Man is not a Tree, Galarie Sherin Najjar, Berlin, Germany
2010   The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
2010   AAFNYC, TAG Fine Arts, New York City
2010   25th London Original Print Fair, TAG Fine Arts, Royal Academy, London
2010   London Art Fair, Islington, TAG Fine Arts, London
2009   10th Toronto International Art Fair, TAG Fine Arts, London
2009   53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale
2009   24th London Original Print Fair, RA, TAG Fine Arts, London
2009   China Art Projects, Depot Gallery, Sydney, Australia, “Tempting God”
2009   DAC Gallery, Beijing, China, “Trading Meaning”
2009   Tibet Art Gallery, Temple, Amsterdam, “Tibet Art Now: on the threshold of a new future”
2009   Newark Museum, USA, “Unbounded: New Art for a New Century”
2009   24th London Original Print Fair, with TAG Fine Arts, London.
2008   Thyssen-Bornemilsza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria. “A Question of Evidence”
2008   Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China. “Return to Lhasa”.
2008   shContemporary 08, Shanghai, “ The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair”
2008   Art Hong Kong 08, Hong Kong “ Contemporary Tibetan Art”
2008   Art Dubai 2008, United Arab Emirates. “ gonkar gyatso
2008   Art Dubai 2008, Dubai. “ Gonkar Gyatso Retrospective” (solo)
2007   Christopher Farr Courtyard Gallery, Los Angeles. “Past & Present - Tibetan art -13th to 21st Century”
2007   2007 The Sweet Tea House, London. “Buddha and Christ-a sense of togetherness”.
2007   Rossi & Rossi, London. “Consciousness and Form- Contemporary Tibetan art”
2007   Avanthay Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland. “ Hobby Horse – Yeah, Yeah Dada asia”
2007   Rossi & Rossi, London.“Consciousness and form – contemporary Tibetan art “
2007   ZKM/Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany. “Thermocline of new Art Asian Waves
2007   Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China. “ Contemporary Tibetan Art at 798”
2007   Neuhoff gallery, New York. (Organized by Anna Maria and Fabio Rossi ). “ Tibetan encounters Contemporary meets tradition”
2007   inIVA, London. “Terrain”
2006   Rossi & Rossi, London. 2006 Rossi & Rossi, London. “Oh! What a beautiful day-Peter Towse and Gonkar Gyatso’s Shared visions”
2006   CU Art Museum & The Colorado Collection,University of Colorado, Boulder. “Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art”
2006   Siebngebirgsmuseum, Germany. “Modern Art from the Roof of the World-Contemporary Tibetan Art”
2006   Wereld Museum Rotterdam, Nederland. “Tibet”
2006   Courtauld Institute Of Art, London. Culture bound-East wing Collection VII
2006   Visual Art Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. ‘Rethinking Tradition-Contemporary Tibetan artists in the West”
2005   Gallery Artraktion, Bern, Switzerland. “Die funf Tibeter-zeitgenossische tibetische kunst”
2005   Rossi & Rossi and The Sweet Tea House-Contemporary Tibetan Art Gallery, London. “From classic to contemporary-vision From Tibet”.
2004   Immigration and Diversity Museum, London. “The Refuge Week” Leave to Remain Selected group show
2004   The Sweet Tea House – Contemporary Tibetan art gallery, London. “Tibetan Word – art of communication”. (solo)
2003   Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford. Leverhulme fellowships and Artist residence show (solo)
2003   Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland. “Sanctuary Contemporary Art & Human Rights”.
2003   October Gallery, London. “Radiant Transmission” Contemporary Masterpieces of Tibetan Buddhist Art”
2000   Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.MA Degree shows 2000
1999   The Sontsen House Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. “Contemporary Tibetan art – Gonkar Gyatso”. (solo)
1999   Lyon City Gallery, France. “Limbers Due Tibet” selected group show
1998   The Reality Room Gallery, Washington. “Visions From Himalaya Contemporary Tibetan Art” selected group show
1998   The Revolution Exhibition Hall of Tibet, Lhasa, Tibet. “Modern Tibet Art of Gyatso” (solo)
1997   International Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland. “Gonkar Gyatso - Contemporary Tibetan Buddhist art” (solo)
1997   Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, London.‘MA Degree Show 1998”.
1996   International Cultural Centre, New Dehli, India.“ The footprints of Budhha” (solo)
1994   Anymacheng Instud, Dharamsalla, India. “ The Contemporary artist – Gonkar Gyatso” (solo)
1989   The National Art Gallery, Beijing. “The National Avant-Garde Fine Art Exhibition-98”
1985 - 1987   The Sweet Tea House, Lassa, Tibet. “The Sweet Tea House Artists Group Show”