Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is an artist working across moving images, sound, and text. Sindhu's practice is an ongoing mapping of common spaces against the logics of privatization and enclosure, paying close attention to the possibilities for speech and action with/in them. Her work has explored hospitals, parks, streets, temples, mosques, and lakes, as multivalent sites that hold possibilities for collective resistance and care.
Sindhu holds a diploma in digital video production from Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, and an MFA in visual art from the University of California, San Diego. She has participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the SOMA Summer program, and the Whitney Independent Study program. She is a 2020-21 Core artist-fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Sindhu's most recent film, The Lake and The Lake, won the Best Documentary Award at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include programs at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, Union Docs, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Centre, Artists’ Television Access, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Current:LA Triennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Khoj International Artists' Association, and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
still from Different Colourful Designs
sindhu tms @ gmail com