Chirag Bangdel is an artist, writer and poet from Nepal. He wrote regular columns for different magazines and has authored four collections of poems, “But To Dream”, “After Midnight”, “Fermenting Flowers” and “Uphill Darjeeling.” His book of short stories and haiku, “Mist Around The Stupa” was published by Chautara Publications, the Netherlands in 2009 and has enjoyed a second reprint.
As an artist, Chirag is celebrated for his figurative compositions and has created a large number of works in the genre. Chirag is also loved for his other series of mixed media and collage artworks which he calls “Tattva”. His eighth solo exhibition of paintings in 2006 was organized and hosted by The World Bank, Kathmandu, to mark Women’s Day. In 2012, The World Bank, Kathmandu organized and hosted another exhibition in its Public Information Office premises.
In 2012, among other places, his works were shown in The Netherlands, France and Germany,. His exhibitions in 2013 include very successful shows Kathmandu, Dubai and Pakistan.
Fifty-three of his paintings have been featured in United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2009 calendar, printed 2000 copies.
Chirag is also appreciated his ongoing series of installation art which he calls “ Experience Red” where he tries to show the futility of violence.
Chirag Bangdel is also a radio presenter and producer.
Apart from numerous reviews over newspapers, magazines, the radio and the television, Chirag has been featured as “Young Achiever” by The Infotiser Magazine , Wave Magazine, Navyaata Magazine and UNICEF Nepal.