Madhushree Dutta (Mumbai)
Madhusree is a filmmaker; also a curator, pedagogue, researcher, producer and activist. Though visual culture is the key to her works, multi-disciplinary initiatives and multi-layered representations frame her myriad engagements. Filmmaking, theatre, visual arts, literature, media products; students’ movement, feminist movement, movement against communalism, movement for democratisation of art practices; cultural literacy, art pedagogy, interfaces between genres, movements and disciplines form the path of Madhusree’s personal journey. Madhushree is the founder and executive director of Majlis, a centre for rights discourse and multicultural art initiatives in Mumbai, India. Retrospectives of Madhusree’s works were held in NGBK art gallery, Berlin in 2001; International women’s film festival, Trivandrum in 2005, Feminnale, Koln in 2006, Madurai Short Film Festival in 2007 and Persistent Resistance Film Festival, New Delhi in 2008. An alumni of Jadavpur University, Kolkata and National School of Drama, New Delhi Madhushree currently lives in Mumbai.