In the contemporary landscape, a burgeoning consciousness is unfolding, rooted in the quest for individuality and the pursuit of freedom. Artists, traversing foreign lands and cultures, wield various mediums to articulate their visionary expressions, thus contributing to a collective comprehension of the universe and existence itself. The convergence of science, art, politics, economics, and religion underscores a broader responsibility humanity bears for the betterment of its surroundings.

Enter Space A, a beacon of interdisciplinary art practice established in 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Comprised of visual artists, interior designers, jewelry designers, musicians, and writers, Space A thrives on its unique diversity, birthing a plethora of magnificent ideas. Nestled in Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Space A is an autonomous, non-governmental, non-political, and not-for-profit artist initiative organization. Its mission? To provide a stable platform for critical analysis, reflection, open discussion, information exchange, collaboration, and interactive communication, thus enriching the landscape of contemporary art practices.

Space A has two Residency Spaces:

1.  Space A, BabarMahal, Kathmandu (Main Residency Space)

Internet Connection / 4 private rooms / Shared working space / Shared kitchen / Shared toilet-bathroom and Laundry



2. Thamel Residency Space, Thamel, Kathmandu

Internet Connection / 2 private rooms / private toilet-bathroom / Shared working space / Laundry and Restaurant.

Space A’s objectives are manifold:

  • Disseminating experimental and innovative contemporary arts practices to the public.
  • Cultivating youth engagement in diverse art forms to instigate positive societal change.
  • Fostering the introduction and sharing of new contemporary art trends among youth, encouraging collaboration and creative dialogue.
  • Effecting positive societal change through creative arts.
  • Developing and promoting various forms of experimental visual art, including media art, performance, video, environmental, public and community-based art, sound art, writing, and other experimental visual art forms.
  • Facilitating the growth of experimental visual art in Nepal through workshops, seminars, research initiatives, and other cultural production avenues.
  • Facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge across ethnic, regional, and artistic boundaries.
  • Actively supporting, developing, and promoting new, investigative, and experimental art practices across all media.
  • Providing support to emerging artists and those hailing from smaller cities or marginalized areas.
  • Cultivating an extensive range of projects that foster interactions among diverse groups of artists, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and more.
  • Organizing and conducting seminars, workshops, talks, and training programs that foster critical discourse, interaction, diversity, and innovation within the realm of art.

At Space A, our endeavors span a spectrum of activities:

  • Research
  • Art events
  • Art workshops
  • Artists’ residencies
  • Artists’ presentations

In essence, Space A serves as a crucible of creativity, innovation, and collaboration, enriching the artistic landscape of Nepal and beyond.

Where are we located:

Space A to:  
  By vehicle 
 By walking 
Public vehicle
1 Tridhuvan International Airport 4.8 km 14 min. 1 hr. 10 min. Available
2 Patan Durbar Square 3.1 km 12 min. 40 min. Available
3 Sanepa 2.7 km 9 min. 35 min. Available
4 Kathmandu Durbar Square 2.5 km 9 min. 30 min. Available
5 Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey Temple) 6 km 20 min. 1 hr. (4.5 km) Available
6 Thamel 3.3 km 12 min. 40 min. Available
7 Bauddhanath Stupa 6.5 km 22 min. 1 hr. 15 min. Available
8 Pasupatinath temple 3.6 km 13 min. 49 min. Available
9 Bhaktapur Durbar Square 12.7 km 30 min. 2 hr. 33 min. Available
10 Nagarkot 24.4 km 1 hr. 10 min. 5 hr. 30 min. Available
11 Siddhartha Art Gallery 76 m 1 min.
12 Nepal art Council 500 m 7 min.
12 Lasanna / Nexus 2 km 6 min. 26 min.
14 Gallery Mcube 2.3 km 7 min. 30 min.
15 Bikalpa Art Cafe 2.3 km 7 min. 30 min. Available
16 Taragaon Museum 6.2 km 21 min. 1 hr. Available
17 National Museum of Nepal 4.5 km 14 min. 54 min. Available
18 National Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) 3.3 Km 12 min. 40 min. Available
19 Department of Archaeology 220 m 3 min.
20 Department of Immigration 2 km 6 min. 26 min.

Trustee/founder :  
Jupiter Pradhan (jupy), Interdisciplinary Visual Artist

Neda Haffari, Writer

Founder (2008): Jabil Manandhar / Narayan Gopal Risal / Peanu Shrestha / Alisha Adhikari