Ashmina Ranjit is Nepal’s leading conceptual artist and an interdisciplinary ‘artivist’ who works internationally. She pushes the understanding of the postmodern in Nepali Art. Her in-your-face installations and performances constantly interrogate, challenge, and confront cultural and gender stereotypes. Ashmina’s process-driven art expresses her commitment to social activism; she positions herself self-consciously as a Third World artist.
Ashmina uses a wide range of media-installations, performance, painting, printmaking, sound, and video-to engage with issues of cultural roles, social gendering, sexuality, human rights, and other socio-political issues. Her subversive subjects and presentations are not meant to be viewed purely aesthetically, but meant to evoke a sense of unease. Ashmina’s recent experimentation as political activism critically interrogates the issues of being a citizen of the world. She has performed and executed projects in the USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia.