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

Artist Talk @Daad Gallerie, Water Bodies with Nandita Kuamr, Patricia Belli, Paula Gaitan, Berlin
Speaker @ Soundings – Assemblies of Listenings and Voices Across the Souths, Symposium @Akedemie der Kunst, Berlin
Fellow 2022-2023: The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program/ Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD
Mardin Biennial 5.0: The Promise of Grass/ Cimenin Vaadi , curated by Adwait Singh
NFT drops + Exhibition ‘Techné Disruptors: Global South NFT Collection ’, Indian Art Fair, Conceived by Engendered, curated by Myna Mukherjee

un{stacked} : articulations of the algorithmic condition, Khoj, New Delhi
Digital Futures Grant @ Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi
Awesome without Borders Grant, The Harnisch Foundation, New York
Board of Trustees, Television for the Environment (t/ve); UK-registered charity
The Listening Biennial, Berlin
Group Show: Retelling @ Sunapranta; Goa Open Catalyst Grant + Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan
Work presented: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting
Work Presented: LASER Talks at Tempe; ASU Leonardo Imagination Fellows/hip

UNESCO Futures Literacy Summit, Hosted by ASU-Leonardo Imagination Fellows
Luxembourg Art Week | Felix Frachon Gallery
ASU-Leonardo Imagination Fellowship: a virtual program to explore experimental art-science innovation practices
Ars Electronica.ART Global Gallery
Anniversary Exhibition: Chapter 4 | Felix Frachon Gallery; Brussels
Goa Open Arts: The Catalyst New Media Grant in collaboration with Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai
Webinar: A Tale of Monsoons curated by Premjish Achari in association with Kala Chaupal Trust
Online Exhibition: “ Collab” curated by Jesal Thacker, Sakshi Gallery
Online Exhibition: El Balcón curated by Ivan Buenader | Rubin Art Center for the Visual Arts | University of Texas El Paso
Tennyson Street moving image art project curated by Reuben David; New Zealand
Goa open Arts

Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human, curated by Kathryn Weir, Pompidou, Paris
Making Space: Celebrating 10 Years Of Space118 Residency, Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Group Show: Delirium/Equilibrium, curated by Roobina Karode | KNMA Museum, Delhi
Experimental animation and film workshop, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Brussels Art Fair
Received Indian Foundation of Arts Grant; Bangalore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Righting Misnomers: Parallel Universes Of Truth That Counter Big Lies Of Modern Society by Ornella D’souza, Outlook India
Parallel Universe of Truth: USING ART TO DEMOCRATISE ENVIRONMENT DATA by Ornella D’souza, Outlook India
Blurring the Lines Between Art and Technology by Anjani Chadha
Vogue interview July 2020 | It Takes a Village by Megha Mahindru
[PUBLIC ART] | Sustainable Art: Interspace of Material and Nature by Jaeyeon Chung (Korean Magazine)
Vogue interview July 2020 | It Takes a Village by Megha Mahindru
Contemporary HUM | Situated practices: Lisa Reihana and Nandita Kumar in Cosmopolis #2
Business Standard: Exhibition explores themes of equilibrium in world of tech frenzy
Apollo Magazine: Art Brussels celebrates its 50th anniversary by looking to the future by Lucy Scovell
Interview Magazine: 10 highlights you need to see at Art BrusselsBy Jane Gayduk
Art Illustrated: Touch and Go by Rahul Kumar
Book: Comment bâtir un univers qui ne s’effondre pas deux jours plus tard: by Marie Koch and Vladimir Demoule
Mu intheCity: Les mondes de Nandita Kumar: Review of solo show in Felix Frachon Gallery, Brussels
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


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

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