Chimi Zangmo


About Chimi Zangmo

Art draws me to her and has drawn the way I live life. I remember my mother calling me out again and again to join the family out of the Cooch Behar Palace tour as I was completely lost in all the details, the lines, the motifs, murals, paintings, the creepers, flowers. When I did come out, my mother asked me what it was that kept me in for so long. She tells me, I said, “It was this beauty, all together in one place, and now I want to find it everywhere.” I was 9 years old.

As life unfolded, to find beauty everywhere was baffling and then I crossed paths with VAST Bhutan when I was a high school student. I gradually started understanding the profoundness of art, to look inside my own abilities to create beauty everywhere, even in the mundane, the routine and the everyday. 

It has been a blessing for me to be serving VAST Bhutan as the Executive Director. And to know that I have been part of such a special organization and as long as I live, I shall continue to put my whole being to uphold VAST Bhutan’s legacy. A legacy that opens us to create the vast possibilities of what beauty means.

Born 1979, from Thimphu

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