Massimo Antonaci
Billy Apple
Rasheed Araeen
Siah Armajani
Fereydoun Ave
Bertozzi & Casoni
Matthew Brandt
Faiza Butt
Szelit Cheung
Vittoria Chierici
Christopher Doyle
Naiza Khan
Abbas Kiarostami
Lee Mingwei
Amal Lin
Ma Desheng
Erbossyn Meldibekov
Nortse
Shubigi Rao
Tenzing Rigdol
Leang Seckon
Tsherin Sherpa
Elisa Sighicelli
Nicole Wong
Nortse
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Born Norbu Tsering in 1963 in Lhasa, Nortse has studied at various schools, including Tibet University in Lhasa, the Central Arts Academy in Beijing and art academies in Guangzhou and Tianjing. Since the mid-1980s, Nortse has been moving between a diversity of mediums - photography, performance, painting, installation and ready-made multimedia compositions and sculpture. The experience the artist amassed  resulted in his creation of striking mixed-media works that experiment with forms and imagery from traditional art and culture. His subjects range from landscapes to (self) portraits, from claustrophobic interiors and expansive horizons, from the sacred to the profane.

The works  of Nortse address universal concerns  through a tightly focused Lhasa (Nortse's home) lens: global warming, environmental degradation, overpopulation, alcoholism among the youth, the erosion of culture and tradition, and the desire to establish one’s own identity in a world of mass media. Given the recent history of Tibet, the artist addresses these issues with an added urgency and poignancy.

Nortse’s works have been exhibited in Go east, a showcase of works from the Gene and Brian Sherman Contemporary Asian Art Collection, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 2015, amongst other  solo and group exhibitions in China, Europe and the United States, and are held in public and private collections worldwide.

Selected Works
In Conversation II
2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
100 x 100 cm
In Conversation III
2022
Acrylic and oil on cavans
100 x 100 cm
In Conversation I
2022
Acrylic and oil on cavnas
100 x 100 cm
Wings (White)
2022
Acrylic and prayer flags on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Wings (Red)
2022
Acrylic and prayer flags on cnavas
100 x 100 cm
The Golden Skull
2021
Mixed media
60 x 60 cm
Impermanence
2021
Mixed media
130 x 130 cm
The Golden Earth
2021
Tibetan prayer flags, founds objects and acrylic on canvas
240 x 240 cm
Impermanence
2021
Gauze, oil and acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm
The Blue Planet
2021–22
Mixed media
240 x 240 cm
Exhibitions
The Golden Earth
Dec 10
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Jan 21, 2023
Art Basel Hong Kong 2021
May 19
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May 23, 2021
Paper Dreams
May 9
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Jun 6, 2015
Impermanence
Jun 21
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Aug 24, 2014
Same:Difference
Dec 9
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Jan 23, 2014
Bandaged Landscape
May 2
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Jun 8, 2012
Self-Portraits - The State of Imbalance
Feb 14
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Mar 22, 2008
Consciousness and Form
Oct 4
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Oct 26, 2007
Tibetan Encounters: Contemporary meets Tradition
Mar 19
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Mar 27, 2007