Surendra Lawoti moved to the US after completing high school in Kathmandu. He received his BA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago (1999) and his MFA in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2005) in Boston. Surendra’s work stems from his interest in social issues, politics, image-making and activism. His work has been exhibited internationally including at Gallery 44 and Harbourfront Centre in Toronto; Les Territoires in Montreal; O’Hare International Airport and Glass Curtain Gallery in Chicago; Gallery Kayafas, Photographic Resource Center and Tufts University Gallery in Boston; Nepal Association of Fine Arts in Kathmandu; the Goethe-Institut in New Delhi; ArtScience Museum in Singapore and Galeria Ateneo Porfirio Barba Jacob in Medellín, Colombia. He has received awards from Artadia (Chicago), Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago and Somerville Arts Council. He now lives in Toronto, where he teaches Photography as a Sessional Professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University.