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2. Gade


"My generation has grown up with Thanka painting, martial arts, Hollywood movies, Mickey Mouse, Charlie Chaplin, Rock n' Roll and McDonalds. We still don't know where the spiritual homeland is - New York, Beijing or Lhasa. We wear Jeans and T-shirts and when we drink a Budweiser it is only occasionally that we talk about "Buddhahood".

More recently my work has filled with more ironic elements, this is not my way to criticize anything, just an effort to give reality a more authentic appearance. When I am not pretending to represent deep philosophical and religious concepts I start painting more freely and in a more relaxed way, and any soul or object can find its own place in one of my paintings and by doing so I found again the happiness I felt in my childhood while drawing cartoons."

- Lhasa 2003

1971: Born in Lhasa.
1990: Won First prize award in Traditional Chinese painting Exhibition held in Beijing.
1991: Won Silver prize in TAR Art Exhibition.
1993: Won outstanding nominee prize at the 8th National Art exhibition.

Selected Exhibitions (most recent first):
2008 Dec: Making Gods (one-man show) Rossi&Rossi London UK
2008: Mushroom Cloud (one-man show) Plum Blossoms Hong Kong, May 2007 Participated in Lhasa-New Art from Tibet in Red Gate Gallery, 798 District, Beijing.
Mar 2007 Participated in New York Asian Arts Festival "Transformation - Tibet Contemporary Art Exhibition", sponsored by London's Rossi & Rossi Gallery
2006 Participated in Waves on the Turquoise Lake: Contemporary Expressions of Tibetan Art, American University of Colorado Museum, Colorado, U.S.A.
2006 June: Lhasa Train, Peaceful Wind, Santa Fe NM USA
2005 Nov : Visions from Tibet: From Classic to Contemporary Rossi&Rossi London
2004, May : group show, Tibetan Contemporary Art, Peaceful Wind, Santa Fe NM US
2003: Artist-in-residence at the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Art Centre in North Uist, Scotland and held Solo exhibition at the Sweet Tea House Art gallery in London, UK.
2003: Jointly organized the Gedun Choephel Artist Guild in Lhasa.
Mar 2002 Modern Mythologies, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, US
2001- 2002: Artist-in-residence in New York. Held following exhibitions:
Feb 2002 Transversing Cultures: Observation in Time and Space, Henry Street Settlement Abrons Art Center, New York, US
Mar 2002 Visions of Tibet, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, US
2000: Works included in China Modern Art History Chronicle.
1999: Participated in Tibetan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Beijing, China. Nine pieces were chosen for collection of the exhibition.
1998: Participated in Tibetan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1994: Participated in Tibetan Contemporary Art Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

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