The Siddhartha Art Gallery believes that culture is an important component of development and co-
ordinates special events that brings together artists, writers and musicians. The Gallery focuses on a
myriad areas such as socio-cultural and political issues, as it believes that art can play a significant role in
shaping national and international perceptions.
Sangeeta Thapa founded the Siddhartha Art Gallery in 1987 with eminent artists Shashikala
Tiwari and the Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Centre with British artist Celia Washington in
2009. She has curated over 500 shows of Nepali and international artists. She regularly consults
for collectors of Nepali art and initiates community art projects.