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Anayat Ali

Anayat Ali is a visual artist based in Kargil, Ladakh, known for his paintings that depict Ladakhi culture, traditions, landscapes, and land art installations with stone. Born and raised in Kargil, Anayat developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the local culture and landscapes, which ultimately inspired him to pursue a career in art. Anayat completed his bachelor's degree in Applied Arts and further pursued a master's degree in VFX and Animation. His artistic endeavors capture the essence of the region. His preferred mediums are watercolor, acrylic, and found stone, allowing him to reflect on the colors, textures, and fragile balance of the Himalayas in his paintings and installations.

Stanzin Tsamphel

Stanzin Tsamphel is an upcoming artist currently pursuing his MFA in Sculpture from the College of Art, Delhi University. With a passion for exploring his artistic skills and perspectives, Stanzin completed his BFA in Sculpture from the same institution in 2022. Stanzin finds inspiration in the landscapes, cultures, and living traditions that surround him, seeking to infuse his artwork with their meaningful essence. Through the combination of various materials, such as metal, ceramics, mixed media, and wood, he sculpts and creates works that embody his artistic vision. Stanzin continually endeavors to deepen his understanding of sculpture and its relevance, aiming to add greater value to his art. As a Ladakhi artist, Stanzin is particularly captivated by the unique culture and mesmerizing nature of Ladakh. From snow-capped mountain peaks and glaciers to dynamic cloud formations and wildlife, his homeland serves as a profound inspiration. His artworks primarily focus on portraying Ladakh's culture, lifestyles, architectural patterns, ruins, wildlife, and landscapes, with bronze and mixed media being his preferred mediums. Stanzin's artistic journey strives to establish a harmonious connection between Ladakh's natural beauty and the realm of art.

Subas Tamang 

Subas Tamang comes from a family of traditional stone carvers. He incorporates carving, engraving, and different forms of printmaking. He belongs to the indigenous Tamang community, much of whose history is based on oral traditions that are not well-documented. Because of this historic information gap, he seeks to archive the cultural and social fabrics of his and other communities. His art relives memories of those painful pasts. But his artistic creation also foregrounds Tamang aesthetics and inner resources. Through a symbol of a sacred flower - Ko Ko Mhendo, also known in Tamang as a heart flower, Subas, illuminates the themes of spirituality, strength, resilience, and resistance. He is a founding member of Artree Nepal, an artist collective. 

Tashi Namgial

Tashi Namgial is trained as a painter, and a research-driven installation artist trained at the College of Art, Delhi, and the Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has an expansive repertoire as an illustrator, several public art projects and murals, and is in the process of restoring Abdu's house and setting it up as Huedok Studio and Gallery. Tashi's works explore folk music and folklore extensively and are explored across mediums and formats, developing an extensive repertoire across site-based installations and exhibitions.

Tsering Motup Siddho

Tsering Motup Siddho is a multidisciplinary artist based in Leh-Ladakh. With a post-graduation from Shiv Nadar University, Delhi, Motup's artistic practice encompasses various forms of expression, including performative video installation, photography, drawing, and painting. His work delves into themes of identity, memory, migration, nationalism, and the socio-cultural fabric of Ladakh. Motup explores his unique identity as a racial "Other" in relation to mainstream Indian identities, addressing fundamental questions surrounding selfhood and identity. He examines how ideas of home, borders, identity, hybridity, and cultural practices shape individuals in Ladakh.

Urgain Lzawa

Urgain Lzawa is a visual artist who graduated from Banaras Hindu University. His works are predominantly inspired by the dilapidated ruins of Ladakh. Using mediums such as terracotta clay, ceramic clay, paper mache, and mixed media, Urgain explores his artistic skills and perspectives. His creations draw from ancient buildings and ruins in Ladakh, fascinated by their decayed state and historical value. Urgain's childhood curiosity about these structures, their stories, and cultural traditions has driven him to seek a deeper understanding. He feels a profound connection to these places as they were once inhabited by his ancestors. Urgain's art aims to capture their essence and showcase his Ladakhi heritage. Through his compositions, he expresses the architectural beauty of these ruins, preserving their significance and sharing his personal identity rooted in Ladakhi culture. Urgain's artistic journey reflects his desire to explore and honor these aesthetic sites while creating a visual representation of their allure.

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