Kathmandu Triennale 2026 Names Artistic Directors

Nepal’s Sujan Chitrakar and Australia’s Natalie King will lead the exhibition, which explores the theme of coexistence.

Siddhartha Arts Foundation and Kathmandu Triennale have appointed Sujan Chitrakar and Natalie King as Artistic Directors of the fifth Kathmandu Triennale, which opens in February 2026.

In a statement, the Triennale’s organisers said the pairing was made ‘in acknowledgement of Chitrakar’s distinctive local perspective within the unique habitat and vantage point of Kathmandu alongside King’s international experience’.

Chitrakar is an artist and academic at Kathmandu University. He was one of the curators of Photo Kathmandu and helped organise the Kathmandu International Art Festival in 2009 and 2012 before it was renamed the Kathmandu Triennale.

Source: Occula by Sam Gaskin

Image Credits: Natalie King with Tracey Moffatt at the artist's studio. Photo: Maja Baska.