RESUME

Education
MFA in Experimental Animation and Filmmaking, 2006-¬ 2009, California Institute of the Arts
BFA in Painting, 2003- 2004, Elam School of Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand
BFA in Painting, 2000- 2003, MSU Fine Arts, Baroda, India

Exhibitions & Screenings
2017
Upcoming: Pataka Museum(Aug 27th – Nov 12th), New Zealand
Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma; Helsinki (till 2018)
Group Show: Felix Frachon Gallery-“Season one”, Brussels
Screening of Birth of Brainfly and Tentacles of Dimensions; HH Art Spaces, Goa

2016
Online Exhibition and commission: Unfold #4 curated by Alessandro Ludovico and Sara Giannini,
Entropies curated by Vladimir Demoule et Marie Koch, Maison populaire, Montreuil, France
Art Dubai, Lakeeren Gallery
Solo show: Felix Frachon Gallery “Quintessential Machine”; Brussels
Indian Art Fair:126.22hz, Lakeeren Gallery, Delhi

2015
Exo-Evolution curated by Peter Weibel, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art (upcoming)
Tales & Fables from India & Japan, NID | Japan Foundation, IN | Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Japan
Selected as a finalist for 24th Annual Wallace Art Awards 2015, New Zealand
Speaker: Public2015, “Public Art in Action”; Perth
Form Public Art Initiative curated by Sharmila Wood, Perth
Group Show: “One and one make eleven, Kunsthaus Langenthal” curated by Eveline Suter, Switzerland
Group Show: “Constructs Constructions” by Roobina Karode, KNMA Museum, Delhi
Group Show: “Working Space: Around Memory and Perception” curated by Roobina Karode, KNMA Museum, Delhi
Special Projects curated by Girish Shahane, Indian Art Fair, Delhi
Group Show: History is, Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai

2014
Pataka Art Museum: Traveling show of the Wallace Art Award
Selected as a finalist for 23rd Annual Wallace Art Awards 2014, New Zealand
Nominated for NTAA(New Technology Art Award), exhibition Biennial Update_5, Belgium
Jeu du Paume: “Erreur d’impression” curated by Alessandro Ludovico; Paris, France
Solo Exhibition: LET THE BRAINFLY, Gallery Lakeereen, Mumbai
Dhaka Art Summit: “Citizens of Time” curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki; Delhi,India
Indian Art Fair:hEliOpHiLic obSeRVatOry; Lakeeren Gallery, Delhi
Indian Art Fair:Public Sound Art Project-”Listen Up!”curated by Diana Betancourt and Tim Goosens; Delhi

2013
International Symposium of Electronic Art( ISEA presesented by ANANT); Sydney,Australia
Auckland Art Fair, Whitespace Contemporary Art Gallery; Auckland, NZ
India Design Forum: OTLO curated by architect Ashiesh Shah and Tejas Mangeshkar; Mumbai, India
Indian Art Fair: Polymorphic HumanScape, Lakeeren Gallery; Delhi,India
Group Show: Palette Art Gallery:Spell of Spill Utopia of Ecology, Curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki;Delhi,India

2012
Group Show: Cardinal Meridians: New Geometries of the Infinite, Gallery Lakeereen, Mumbai, India
Group Show: Mumbai Gallery Weekend : Bandra Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Anthology Film Archives, New York
Community Art Project(Dharavi Slums)- GHAR PE:Concept development and Installation, Mumbai, India
Indian Art Fair: ELEMENT: EARTH, Latitude 28, Delhi, India
Indian Art Fair: Tentacles of Dimension, video lounge, Delhi, India

2011
Enchanted Forest Installation: Launch of HERMES, Hermes Gallery, Mumbai, India
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Theatron Open Air Festival, Munich, Germany
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, CologneOFF, Germany
Screening: Tentacles of Dimension, Anthology Film Archives, New York
ELA Installation: Bombay Electric, Mumbai, India
Screening: Birth of Brainfly ,The Cutting Room, Nottingham Playhouse, U.K
Indian Art Fair: Screening Birth of BrainFly, Video Lounge, Delhi, India
Group Show-The PILL curated by Avni Doshi, Latitude 28, Delhi, India

2010
Solo Exhibition: LET THE BRAINFLY, Latitude 28, Delhi, India
Art Tiger Project, Delhi, India
Screening: Façade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Screening: Tentacles of Dimension, Sydney Underground Festival, Australia
Screening: 42nd New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand
Group Show: Living Room curated by Pontus Kyander, NZ (video projections in CBD (Auckland city)
Group Show: Tentacles of Dimension, Innviertler Künstlergilde, Musicschule, Reid, Austria
Screening: Tentacles of Dimension, Tricky Women Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
Screening: Tentacles of Dimension, Linoleum Film Festival, Russia
Screening: Tentacles of Dimension, RedCat, LA
Screening: Techniques of the Observer, Mocha ArtHouse & Bombay Elektrik Project, India

2009
Curation: Film experimental film section, Festival SPIEL09; Austria
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, International Film Festival Hannover, Germany
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Stuttgart Animation Film Festival, Germany

2008
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Tricky Women Film Festival, Austria
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Cinema Mundo – II Internacional Film festival, Brazil
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Rome Film Festival, Italy
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, 7th Brisbane International Animation Festival, Australia
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, 40th New Zealand International Film Festival
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,LA
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Natarani, Ahemdabad, India
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, Machine Project, Image & Sound from the South Asian Diaspora, LA
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, Delhi, India
Screening: Birth of Brainfly, LACMA conjoint with Salvador Dali Show, LA

2006-2003
Group Show: 29025 Eveningside Drive, LA
Group Show: Artitak show at the St Benedicts Gallery, NZ
Community Art Project: “Gali Art”; India. A Street Art project, using art developed by village and slum children in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi to make direct changes in the community; Sponsor: Khoj International Artist Org, Delhi Art Gallery,
Group Show: Final Display, Elam School of fine Arts, NZ
Group Show: Pntg 404, the Union Building on the waterfront, NZ
Group Show: Buddabing 2003, Gulley Lounge Gallery, NZ

 

Commendations
Artist Talk: TEDx NSIT, India, 2012
Invited to do an Installation for the Launch of HERMES, 2011
Included in APT(Artist Pension Trust), 2011
Broadcast on TVS – Sydney’s, Tentacles of Dimension, 2009
Included on the Best of Sydney Underground DVD, 2009
Broadcast on TVS – Sydney’s , Birth of Brainfly, 2008
Best Original Music, Cinema Mundo, BR, 2008
Awarded Jules Engles Scholarship, LA, 2007
Awarded Ela Desai Scholarship, Baroda, 2003

Collaborations
Spiel Festival: Phillip Mayer and Martina Fender; Animation for John Cage Piece “Mesostics”, Austria, 2010
Suspend’s: Festival VIA la rue ;FR Art-Director, Visulaizer and Animator backdrop for dancers on walls , 2010
SURFACE: Seine de danse(video on tango), Director and Animator of experimental tango film commissioned my Surface, In-senso , Paris, 2010
Live Image Manipulation and light performer with experimental musician Peter Mayer, Cafe Museum, Passau, Germany, 2010
Story Boarding Artist and Conceptualizer for making a commissioned film by Wadada Leo Smith (Guggenheim Awardee), USA, 2009
Animation for INSENSO French dance company, Art-Director, Visulaizer and Animator backdrop for dancers on walls , Austria, 2009
Festival SPIEL09; Curation of experimental film section, Austria, 2009
Interactive Animation using processing with electronic sitar by Ajay Kapur; Karmetik; Waikato University & Museum @Massey University, Wellington; NZ, 2008
Animation Background for music recital for Sarah Phillips: CalArts; LA, 2008
Menstrual Show” by Kendra Ware, . Animator and set visualisation, Theatrical Production: CalArts, LA , 2007
Animator: a Maureen Selwood Poem Project, 2007

Press and Reviews
GQ India: Connect by Nidhi Gupta
Eflux: ZKM Exo-Evolution
Kultur Kompakt: Radio SRF Interview in Switzerland
Euro News: India Art Fair in New Delhi draws art-hungry middle class
Business Insider: Mumbai artist Nandita Kumar uses biomimicry to create artworks
Hindustan Times by Asad Ali: Meet artists whose work invited a third glance at India Art Fair
Neural Magazine: Artist interview
Art NewZealand: Wallace Art awards
Harper’s Bazaar Hotlist: Urban Saga
Yishu:Journal for Contemporary Chinese Art;Ghar Pe/At Home in the Margins of Contemporary Art by Atreyee Gupta
ARTSlant: Storyboarding the Mind: A Truly Trippy Immersion by Deepika Sorabjee
Mumbai Boss: Artist Nandita Kumar Explains Her Trippy New Show At Lakeeren Gallery
ART Practical,review by John Zarobell
The Wall Street Journal: “The India Art Fair for Novices” by Shefali Anand
Australian Art Collector by Alexandra Djurichkovic
Vogue: Vibe of the Month “New Directions” by Divya Menon
Indian Express:  Review for Cardinal Meridians: New Geometries of the Infinite by Zaira Arslan
Asian Art Archive:  “On Territoriality, Temporality, and the Politics of Place” by Atreyee Gupta
TimeOut Mumbai:  “Playing House” by Prerna Makhija
Mumbai Mirror:  “Dharavi’s home truths” by Reema Gehi
Welcome Trust:  Art and health in the slums: exploring the health concerns of Mumbai’s poorest communities
Art Tribune:  Delhi Updates: primi bilanci dell’India Art Fair, che chiude a 150mila visitatori. by Giulia Ambrogi
Take on Art Magazine:   The Pill review by Meera Menzes
Varta Magazine:  The Pill review by Meera Menezes
Catalogue “The PILL” curated by Avni Doshi
Asian Age:  Review for Solo-Let the BRAINFLY; “It’s All in your Head” by Dr Seema Bawa
Time Out Delhi: Cerebral Celebration by Shweta Upadhyay
Indian Express: Making a Mark by Georgina Maddox
Unboxed Writers: Medium Matters by Poonam Goel
The Daily Pioneer:  Experiment is the Keyword
Times of India:  “Beyond Anish” by Amitava Sanyal

Residencies/ Workshops
Art Omi International Artist Residency, New York
Residency: Goenka Art Camp, India

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Nandita Kumar is a new media artist who works in varied mediums to create immersive environmental spaces.

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