about Sujata

Sujata Majumdar (b.1976, London) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. She is interdisciplinary by nature, with a background in Physics, Photography, and Information Technology. She is currently Head of Conceptual Photography at the Institute of Unnecessary Research, and Crossing Parallels Artist in Residence at TU Delft.

Sujata’s photographic investigations show her fascination for the shifting boundary of man-made and nature, and over time this led her towards image-led artistic research, which she now conducts as Crossing Parallels (TU Delft & TodaysArt) Artist in Residence, in collaboration with Professor Stephen Picken on A Cure for Concrete. This evolved directly from her photography series Concrete Abstraction. 

Her photographic style plays on scientific two-dimensional representation, such as physics diagrams and microscopy slides. Sujata’s background in different cultures (she is a British visual artist of Indian descent residing in the Netherlands since 2001) and disciplines drives her artistic endeavour, and her art reflects the complexity of such a hybrid identity.

Signature Print, part of the Textiel Factorij (reviving a Netherlands – India textile collaboration), for which she used motion and sound data for new block print imagery, is an endeavour to find a balance between modern, global FabLab technology and old, traditional textile printing techniques of Gujarat (such as block printing, using intricate hand-made wooden blocks) revitalising the craft with the young generation of block makers and block printers.

In 2014 she was awarded an ICT-Art Connect Residency from the European Commission for which she co-created Desirable Dossiers. She was able to give people a feel for their medical data and empower them in the choices they have in healthcare.

exhibitions and projects (selected):

(ongoing) Living Surfaces at TU Delft Library – 12th mar – 23rd apr 2019

(ongoing) new acquisitions group exhibition Brummelkamp Galerie AMC – 5th feb till 15th apr 2019

Solo exhibition Surface Tension in Brummelkamp Galerie AMC – july – nov 2018

(ongoing) Textiel Factorij exhibition – oct 2018 – ongoing , Museumfabriek (Twentse Welle), Enschede, Netherlands

(ongoing) Crossing Parallels residency TU Delft 2018 – may 2018-

Nasty women Architecture – aug 2017 – Anise Gallery, London

Visualising the Home – Carlisle Photo 2017

Boundaries – storytelling my India experience – mar 2017 at Fifth Friday Sisterhood, Amsterdam

Vitrines winter exhibition at Amsterdam Medical Center – dec 2016 – AMC, Amsterdam

Quiet/Stilte – with Siobhan Wall and Tamar Rozenblat – summer exhibition jul – aug 2016 at Galerie de Witte Voet, Amsterdam

Gallery 202 Artist of the month and Matter. Place. An Other exhibition – oct & nov 2015, Gallery 202

THEPort Hackathon – Invited as artist and healthcare specialist to collaborate on humanitarian applications of particle accelerator technology – oct 2015 CERN, Geneva, CH

CHEMCRAFT For the Love of Chemistry: Aesthetic Forms and Their Opposites, curated by CMProjects, and salon by Ideas Matter Sphere – jul-aug 2015, Espacio gallery, Shoreditch, London

Stay Overnight with Roel Brekelmans and Awoiska van der Molen, curated by Rieke Righolt – oct 2014 at Lab111, Amsterdam

ICT Art Connect at FoAm and the European Commission, 11-12th may, 2014, Brussels

W-CA Contemporary Landscape Photography Open, dec 2013, Worcester, UK

‘the Fence’ at Fotofestival Naarden, 18th may – 23rd jun 2013, Naarden

‘1000 photos’ at Melkweg Gallery, jun 2013, Amsterdam

‘New’ exhibition GUP Gallery, mar 2013, Amsterdam

‘Quiet reflections on my heritage’ solo exhibition at Gallery Ashok, 12th jan – 17th mar 2013, Spuistraat 183b, 1013VN Amsterdam

Unseen 2012 portfolio pitch – sept 2012 (selected by foam and fotografenfederatie)

Graduation exhibition FOTOfactory (3-year diploma) – 1 & 2 sept 2012, Amsterdam

‘Close memories – Distant places’ at launch of the Visual Think Tank, at LiteSide festival – jul 2012

‘Marginal gardens/Tuinen op de rand’ Stadsarchief Amsterdam – August 2010
An investigative landscape – photography project in collaboration with landscape architect Patrick McCabe. Exhibition design with Marcia Nolte. Funded by the AFK (amsterdam funding for the arts) and Stadsarchief Amsterdam (city archive). More info about the project and collaboration with landscape architect Patrick Mc Cabe can be found here

‘Instant Nature’ – Dutch Design Week – October 2009
Photography of an exchange between design and nature. 8 photoworks in combination with 6 nature / design pieces. In collaboration with designers Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and artist Bob Waardenburg.

‘Scapes’ – solo exhibition at Pakhuis de Zwijger – April 2009

 

Work is held in several private and public collections including Amsterdam University Medical Centres, Stadsarchief (City Archive) Amsterdam and Pakhuis de Zwijger.

 

selected publications