Interdisciplinary Artist and Researcher
Anindita Banerjee, a twice uprooted Indian, is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. The memories of ritualistic ceremonies, mark-makings and her reconstruction of them informs her practice. Using gestural portrayals of hybrid rituals, she wonders where her place is as an immigrant. Through her work, she tests the existence of ‘cultural otherness’ and challenges the notion of ‘fitting in’ to sociocultural spaces literally and metaphorically. She has exhibited at the Victoria Parliament Melbourne, Customs House Sydney, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and various other institutions and galleries. Last year, her solo, Home and Away, was held at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata. She was also part of an exhibition at the Palazzo Bembo Gallery in Venice in conjunction with the Venice Biennale 2019.
In this intimate and personal visual story-telling she collaborates with her kids Ishaan Ray (12yrs) and Jiya Ray (11yrs) to together reimagine their family home.