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Sindhu Thirumalaisamy

Sindhu Thirumalaisamy


Sindhu Thirumalaisamy is a filmmaker, composer, and writer. Her work across moving images, sound, and text, is rooted in a critical listening practice. It centres (un)common spaces and the possibilities for speech and action with/in them.

Sindhu holds a diploma in digital video production from Srishti School of Art, Design, and Technology, Bangalore, and an MFA in visual art from the University of California, San Diego. She has participated in the Whitney Independent Study program, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Flaherty Film Seminar Fellowship, and the SOMA Summer program. She is a 2020–22 Core fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Sindhu’s film, The Lake and The Lake, won the Best Documentary Award at the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival. Recent exhibitions include programs at Camden International Film Festival, Open City Documentary Festival, BlackStar Film Festival, DokuFest, Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, EFA Project Space, Union Docs, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Center, Artists’ Television Access, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Current:LA Triennial, The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and San Diego Museum of Art.