Nandita Kumar

Nandita Kumar pOLymORpHic hUMansCApE , 2013 Elements used: Copper, Acrylic, PCB components, Raspberry Pi, Sensor, LCD Contains 2 videos which are time lapsed and stop motion technique is used. Size: 50cm diameter, 60cm height Photographic credits: Mireille Roobaert Photographe


Born 1981 in Pamplemousse, Mauritius, Kumar lives and works in Bombay, India and Auckland, New Zealand.

Nandita Kumar is an artist that specialised in digital artist. She explores the way humans construct meaning from their experiences, by creating sensory narratives with the help of sound, video/ animation and performance, or through smartphone apps, customized motherboards and solar/microwave sensors. Through her installations, interactive sculptures, paintings and animations, Kumar reflects the striking contradictions within the industrial and natural landscape.

Kumar has been exhibiting across the globe, including LACMA, REDCAT, ISEA, Je de Paume, The New Zealand International Film Festival, Film Anthology Archive NY, Indian Art Fair, Rome International Film festival, Stuttgart Animation Festival, The Academy of Television Art and Sciences in Los Angeles and been included in Best of Sydney Underground Festival DVD. “Ghar Pe/At Home” (2011-2012), a community art project she curated, has been documented online by Asian Art Archive (Hong Kong). The Wall Street Journal, The Asian Age, Hindustan times, The Indian Express, Take on Art (India), Australian Art Collector have featured her work. Kumar has received the “Best Original Music” for her film Birth of Brain Fly at the Cinema Mundo festival in Brazil and has been screened twice on TVS Sydney. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Sydney and TEDx had the honour to host her as a speaker.

Kumar holds a joint Bachelors Degree from MS University, Baroda(India) and Elam School Of the Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand and has completed her Masters Degree in Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, USA.


Selected works