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 “To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

Who we are?

Mcube (M3) is newly established Alternative Art Space for Visual Art based in the Heart of Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Mcube hosts various events to improve appreciation in Art through talk series, Artists residency exchanges, visual art exhibitions, supporting local artists through resources and publications. This space is established in the year 2011 to create Visual Art Culture into mainstream affair with diverse art genres. Our area of concern is community art, contemporary visual art practices like performance, videos, installation, painting, sculpture, photography etc.

Gallery Mcube is truly giving the effort for the art management practices and look after the curatorial parts. Since Nepal has a very diverse traditional culture within small group of audiences, we try to extend our border to larger audiences with our creativities.

What we do?

Gallery Mcube is keen in building up community through Art. To fulfill our goal we have various programs. Our most ambitious program is local and international artist’s residency program. Since the contemporary visual art practice has unlimited possibilities in our society we still are left out and undergoing with difficulties. To get rid of all these hardship, Gallery Mcube is initiating to create a space for Local and international Artist communities to create, share and collaborate. Now it is time for Artists to lead the world, to build up aware communities, to create feeling of responsibility and act upon. But the opportunities for the Artists are very limited in Nepal specifically concentrated only in the Kathmandu valley; the residency project could be the really valuable space and opportunity for the upcoming generation. Mcube is also looking forward to expand its horizon to other cities in Nepal.

Gallery Mcube organizes talk series, Mcube chakati Guff, with celebrated and respectful personalities from different fields like painting, sculpture, music, film, theater etc. We also organize occasional art classes for

children and adults, community art projects, film shows, workshops etc. Recently, after the earthquake we are engaging in the Get Well Soon Project. This project deals especially with children of affected area. We aim to heal children through art and also make them feel responsible about the post disaster management. We teach them to make ‘get well soon’ cards and some art techniques. We also heal them through music and interaction sessions. Initially we distributed those cards to the injured people in hospitals but after three months of the quake we started to encourage them to exchange their cards. More than 1300 affected children, mostly of orphanages and child care centers have been benefited from this project so far.

Why Art classes?

“Every artist was first an amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gallery Mcube have initiated art classes for children and adults. These classes aim to enhance not only the skill of an individual but also the creativity. After the completion of art course, the students will be able to do following things.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental or “formal properties” of art: Line, positive/negative space, shade/tone, texture, color, etc.
  2. Demonstrate basic theories of composition balance to achieve unity and creative ways to “break the rules” successfully.
  3. Understand basic techniques of “process” in a variety of media: drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, etc.
  4. Understand basic premises in art movement across a timeline of history.
  5. Apply problem solving strategies as a means to create strong finished art/design projects, individually or collaboratively.
  6. Produce carefully considered art works.
  7. Invest in experimentation and not always take the safe route while engaging in the creative process, promoting growth.

Who can join?

Anyone who are deeply interested in art can join in the classes according to their preferable time. Pupils of any age group will be accepted.

Course of Study

  1. Line and Shapes
  2. Still life study
  3. Plants and Animals
  4. Portrait
  5. Composition
  6. Landscape
  7. Perspective
  8. Art history

Fee structure

Rs. 1000 per 4 classes

Admission Open for Mcube Art Class for kids and Adults.
Weekdays 4 to 6 pm. and on Saturday 8 to 10 A.M.
Studio Art Classes for Executive Working Member on Saturday and Sunday.
Please apply soon.

Contact: | 9851170110


GET WELL SOON an Art event for a cause


Get Well Soon, an Art event for a cause

Gallery Mcube is hosting an Art exhibition to support “Get Well Soon project”, the project started right after the devastated earthquake of April 25. The project is about healing quake affected children through Art. It has a mission to reach 2072 affected children in different affected area in and out of the Kathmandu valley. To support this project, the Gallery is organizing a week long Art exhibition entitled “GET WELL SOON an Art event for a cause” starting from Aug. 7, Friday. The exhibition includes Paintings, Performance Art of some leading Artists of Nepal, Art movies, documentary screening and interactive sessions.

“Children are medicine to bring hope for life to the injured ones; we teach them to create GET WELL SOON cards as a gift to injured, traumatized and anxious people from earthquake to relief their pain. Our Participants are the kids and teenagers.” says Manish Lal Shrestha, visual artist and the executive director of Gallery Mcube, “We motivate them to be a part of the healing process. GET WELL SOON project is making them strong to contribute in spreading love and light.”

The exhibition will be starting with three performances by four promising young artists of Nepal namely Sabita Dangol, Sundar Lama, Anil Subba and Ritesh Maharjan, on Friday at 5 pm onwards. It will followed by screening of Art movie, Art documentary, videos of performances and performances by one of the leading performance artists of Nepal, Saurganga Darshandhari and Prithvi Shrestha, following days.


There will be screening of performance videos every day from 11 am to 5 pm and the main event of the day will start at 5 pm. Tickets are available at the door. The amount collected from the tickets will support the Get Well Soon project to reach more children.

THE SPEED OF THE CONTEMPORARY for earthquake victims

THE SPEED OF THE CONTEMPORARY for earthquake victims

The global era is the era of the machine, the revolution and the speed. The recent earthquake has been the loud cry of Mother Nature as a result of the abuse of its resources. This exhibition aims to serve as a platform of reflection though a series of art works whose point of connection is the representation of the speed from different angles, depicting both the nostalgia for the past and the madness that involves our current life.

Curated by: Andrea de la Rubia

Featuring Artists

Shashi Bikram Shah
Shashi Kala Tiwari
K.K. Karmacharya
Birendra Pratap Singh
Kiran Manandhar
Gopal Kalapremi Shrestha
Manish Lal Shrestha
Saurganga Darshandhari
Sagar Manandhar
Anil Subba
Ritesh Maharjan

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Some Glimpses of OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION / AIR_MCUBE third season

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AIR_MCUBE Artist in Residence

AIR_MCUBE is Artist in Residence program host by Gallery Mcube. The residency is divided into two programs one is AIR_MCUBE Local and AIR_MCUBE international. AIR_MCUBE local is residency program awarded to local Artist from Nepal whereas AIR_MCUBE international is for international Artists who has potential in working in various Visual art practices like painting, printing, sculpture, installation, performance art, multi-media etc, it is also for curators, designers, writers, media artists, sound artists and composers. Artist in Residency Mcube is completely self-organized and suitable for self-directed projects. Through open call we invite artists to apply and select on the basis of merit.

Gallery Mcube is keen in building up community through Art. Since the contemporary visual art practice has unlimited possibilities in our society we still are undergoing with turbulences and left out. To get rid of all these hardship, Gallery Mcube is initiating to create a space for Local and international Artist communities to create, share and collaborate. Now it is time for Artists to lead the world, to build up aware communities, to create feeling of responsibility and act upon. But the opportunities for the Artists are very limited in Nepal specifically concentrated only in the Kathmandu valley; the residency project could be the really valuable space and opportunity for the upcoming generation. Mcube is also looking forward to expand its horizon to other cities in Nepal.

However, Nepal has its own problems in every part of lives socially, politically and economically, still struggling for basic physical needs, Mcube is still trying to contribute socio-political upbringing through art. In such difficulties even for the normal human being here in Nepal, we the artists are still having more problems than other with less opportunities for younger generation.

25th January- 8th March 2015

Artist of AIR_MCUBE Third Season local are Anil Subba, Visual Artist and Ritesh Maharjan, Sound Artist

 About Resident Artists

Anil Subba is multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He did BFA from Lalitkala Campus in 2004 and MFA from Central Department of Fine Arts, Tribhuvan University, Kritipur in 2012.  He works predominantly in the medium of painting but also include video, photography, installation and performance as for my expression. He mostly works on his individual projects so his themes are always concerned with his thought process, individual expression of experiences and of human realm. Previously he paints on canvases with self expressive techniques of splashes and flows, textural contemplation of contradictory elements and experimental attributes with different elements of human mentality. He received National Fine Art award in 2013.

Ritesh Maharjan is sound artist based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He did Master from Kathmandu University Music Department. He is majorly doing experimental and improvisational music. He did background music score for theatre play and art performance. His expresses through the form of sound into total abstractness. In addition, he did search on cultural transformation on the base of ethnomusicology.

The series of Art performances were held at AIR_MCUBE Artists in Residence local Program. During six weeks of program, the five performances are briefly discussed below:


8th Feb. 2015

The “Untitled” performance is performed by Anil Subba. The performance runs about 4 minutes with sound arranged by Ritesh Maharjan. It was performed behind the white curtain creating translucent appearance of human body at the viewers. As the artist Anil Subba, represents white color (of curtain) as color of new beginning with free sense which opens the way to anything by the mind. It was reflective and awakening performance which convey to purifying thought and emotion, strengthen entire energy. During the performance sound is portrayed with visual interpretation. As the concept of performance, the sounds present the inner vibration with inner soul of sound, the harmonics. The amplified sound is collaborated with silence and the abstractness.


Performance I (Untitled)

The visible reality of beingness, behind the curtain of white and pure beliefs was the thematic ideology of the artist. As a human, inside, my soul tries to escape, where the white layers of perception holds me inside. The white could have a dimensional interpretation, putting it in a vessel of different cultural and traditional beliefs. However, it is the beginning and it is the end of everything else. The struggle as for the being and as for the liberal way of living our life, express to get out and explore the unexplored corners of mind and soul as it is.

Disappearance and silence creates a connection in between, which are truly important as for the continuity, like a tiny pauses in every inhaling and exhaling breaths of living.

The silence or the break is just as a moment to see beyond and to take a pause to rest the mind, which I believe, is the important consequences as of living. After all, it is the expression of my individual emotion layered within and wants to speak its words in a gestural motion of human reality. However, I always enjoy the metaphorical dimensions or different perceptions and the perspectives in my works and let viewers to travel themselves and to reach the point, where they can relate themselves and could stay inside or out.

Day I and Day II were began with the presentation of the artists on residence. Along with the presentation by Anil Subba, the sound artist performs the sound experimentation, interacting with the viewers. The concepts on sound work is totally based on abstraction as, by naturally sound is abstract form of Art.

The experiment was about to get in through the abstraction with flow of dynamics played through Sitar and plain free beats of the percussion. The drops of gasses carry the viewer to the consciousness, by which portray the running sub consciousness of the viewers as the performer with the ankle bells tied on their feet.

It is non- conclusive sound experiment since, it was carried out for displaying the sub consciousness of state and interactions with activating with suddenness, therefore, the glasses are dropped.

On general outline of sound, it is collaborated with smoothness and harshness. It is too the “Untitled” experiment to the abstraction.


1st March. 2015

Under the grains of the rain, the performance begins. The artist presents the belongings as the soul presents physically whom he kisses the beloved.


Kisses for my belongings…

A body, the house of soul, conveys every lines and textures of our being. Experiences and understandings create collage of imageries and words. Adhesively, that belonging sticks around, as layers and layers, to remain, to linger and to stay. Body as a body, a physical being of the soul, it carries and holds the sounds of essence.

And now myself as a soul, I throb, to those memories. And I want to clarify myself reviewing. Where, I pull off the belongings, the imageries and the words. Then gather some stones of strength and walk through the crowds. Being in a state of clarifying, I climb the stairs, where the dust of awareness laid.

And again, there I appear but the appearance creates a different perspective. From there I can see those belongings. I read, I recall, I see and I hurl, with my stones of strength. After all, there would be no more strength to hurl. Then, there I just gaze and as soul, I paint my lips in red. Where, it likes to kiss the belonging and the crowds.
Presentation Day II


22nd Feb. 2015

“Paper plane and the frogs”

Paper Plane, it denotes some kind of free… which flies as it was made. The frogs hop. It is metaphorical collaborative performance of the human feeling. The performance is personally interpreted by the artists with relying on the theme line of serial, in to abstractness.

During performance, the thoughts, metaphorically jute rope ties him which drops the words on the pages. They are scattered here and there. The words on papers swell up which are scattered on the water spilled on the land. With the lapses the performer he himself frees with untying the ropes with blade and dries up the wet pages on the open air. After a moment, he frees them.

The performance runs about two hours long with drone of bowing sound, resonances, dissonances, Noise and feedbacks, surroundings and silence. The flow of performance was beautifully performed in open roof with ambience of the setting sun.

Kisses for my belongings III

DAY V                                                                                           

7th March.2015


The open roof performance of subsequences is interpreted by the pink character with/ of her room. The character presented in personalized with personal time of her day.  The performance is based on the total visual arrangements with activities of the pink. Who is pink?

With the performance, the video Art is screened and the residential works are exhibited, along with sound installation.



Utter and blutter

That should be as rhyme.

Rendering on the path towards the plenty idealness.

Butter and crabs

As longer it goes through,

It uttered and raped again.

Dear dearness,

I could see “The”, an only.

Blutter, flutter, glitter.

And much more closer to


The day crosses across.
Special Thanks

Ram Maharjan, Rabin Kaji Shakya, Srijan Suwal, Ashish Maharjan, Poonam Acharya, Pabitra dd, Ishan Pariyar, Maheshwor Kaji, Anil Pokhrel, Bhufan Limbu.


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Gallery Mcube cordially invites you to OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION AIR_MCUBE artist in residence third season of
Residency Artists
Anil Subba (Visual Artist from Nepal) &
Ritesh Maharjan (Musician/ Performing Artist from Nepal)

Video by Anil Subba and Performance by Ritesh Maharjan, Sound experiment display and final work display OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION
Date: 7th March, Saturday.

Performance at 2 p.m.

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