Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is an artist working across film, video, sound and text. Sindhu's work explores common spaces such as hospitals, parks, streets, temples, mosques, and lakes, as multivalent sites that hold possibilities for collective resistance and care. Her practice is an ongoing cognitive mapping of such spaces against the logics of privatization and enclosure.
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 is an almunus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, and the SOMA Summer program. She is currently based in New York City, where she is a participant of the Whitney Independent Study program.
Sindhu's most recent film, The Lake and The Lake, won the Best Documentary Award at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Other recent exhibitions include programs at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Union Docs, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Artists’ Television Access, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Oslo, Edinburgh Festival of Art, Khoj International Artists' Association, and International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala.
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