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Aarti Sunder

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Aarti Sunder is an artist living and working in Chennai. She works with moving image, writing, drawing and painting. Her interests lie within techno-politics, focusing on the study of infrastructure and society – from contemporary labour practices, fictional edges of protest, myth, and digital-terrestrial play to expanded platform politics. Aarti published Platform Politics – Within, Above and Under, that comprised a short set of contributions that considered different readings into the idea of the platform. Ideas ranged from contemporary philosophy to online niche spaces, to education, AI/labour, and the future of gig work. Currently she is working on technology and its relationship with forgotten actors that have been central to its evolution, where they reside, how they affect governance and what kinds of visuals are born out of that relationship.
Aarti has exhibited her work at Hayy Jameel, the Singapore Biennale 22, 1ShanthiRoad, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, MIT, Warehouse421, Goethe Institut, Kunstverein Leipzig, Bauhaus Imaginista, Alserkal Avenue, ISCP and the Museum of Yugoslav History. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from MIT, Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Ashkal Alwan, Harvard FSC Film Center, Sarai and Khoj, Akademie Der Kunst and Sharjah Art Foundation amongst others. Recent screenings of her work include the 67th BFI London Film Festival and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2023 and 2024. Currently her work is being shown at the Albertinum – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Germany.