Meet the Artist Tenzing Rigdol, My World Is in your Blind Spot Closing Talk
“In this work, I try to understand the continued and constant self-immolations that are taking place in Tibet. I have found my mind increasingly occupied by these controversial acts. Both courageous and tragic, self-immolations challenge us, as witnesses, to either take action or to practice indifference. Consequently, these acts force us to define and redefine our individual and collective strengths/weaknesses based on our responses. How we respond defines not only myself, but also the world we live in.” – Tenzing Rigdol.
Tenzing Rigdol’s My World Is in Your Blind Spot— references the over 155 Tibetans who have self-immolated since February 27, 2009.
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Tenzing Rigdol was born in Nepal in 1982 after his parents, Norbu Wangdu and Dolma Tsering, fled occupied Tibet in the late 1960’s. Rigdol came to the U.S. in the late 1990’s and studied at the University of Colorado Denver, earning a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and a BA in Art History in 2005. During these formative years, he also studied traditional Tibetan sand painting and butter sculpture at the Shekar Chorten Monastery and thangka painting at the Tibetan Thangka Art School, both in Kathmandu. Rigdol has been widely exhibited internationally and his work can be found in public and private collections around the world.
My World Is in Your Blind Spot is guest curated by Sarah Magnatta. Tibet House gratefully acknowledges the organization of the exhibition by the Emmanuel Art Gallery at the University of Colorado Denver and support by Emma C. Bunker and the Bunker Family and Rossi & Rossi, London and Hong Kong.