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RIGDOL, Tenzing

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RIGDOL
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Tenzing
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Tibet

Tenzing RIGDOL is a Tibetan artist whose work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing, collage and digital media to video installations and site-specific performance pieces. He has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, as well as in London, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Israel, Tokyo, Madrid and Mumbai; his artwork is held in museums and collections worldwide.

NORBU, Jamyang

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NORBU
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Jamyang
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Chinese
Tibet

Jamyang NORBU (novelist, playwright, nonfiction writer; Tibet) is an activist and a blogger for Shadow Tibet, Rangzen.net and Huffington Post. He is also the author of three essay collections on Tibetan politics and culture, Illusion and Reality, Shadow Tibet and Buying the Dragon's Teeth. His 1999 novel The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes won India's Crossword Book Award, and has appeared in over a dozen languages.

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