about Sujata

Sujata Majumdar (b.1976, London) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. She has a background in Photography, Physics, and Information Technology. Her background in these different disciplines, and cultures (British, of Indian descent, residing in the Netherlands since 2001), drives her artistic endeavour and pushes her to explore intersections to achieve hybridity. Her photography shows her fascination for forms and patterns that transcend scale, especially at the shifting boundary of nature and human-made. Her photographic style has been deeply influenced by scientific two-dimensional representation in the form of physics diagrams and microscopy slides. Her lens-based imagery often forms the basis of deeper interdisciplinary exploration and artistic research. In 2018-19 she was Crossing Parallels (TU Delft & TodaysArt) artist in residence, in collaboration with Professor Stephen Picken on A Cure for Concrete, a project evolving directly from the photography series Concrete Abstraction.

She is Head of Pattern Formation at the Institute of Unnecessary Research and is currently taking part in a two-year exhibition programme at Cyclic Matter.

 

exhibitions (selected):

Echoing Forms: Experiments in Hybridity Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), USA, 16th aug – 15th nov 2021, (solo) online, artist’s talk 3rd Oct

Cyclic Matter (Matéria Cíclica)’s inaugural 2 year exhibition programme. 1 of 6 artists – 2  collaborations and 2 podcasts ongoing, Peniche, Portugal

A Voyage of Absurdity curated by Vanessa Giorgo, Anna Kolosova and Melissa Vipritskaya Topal, may 2021, Craft Central, London

Mixed disciplines group show – Aire Place Studios, Leeds, UK – feb 2021 online / sept 2021

In-between curated by Vanessa Giorgo – TOMA time bank space, Southend, UK, oct 2020

Bio Creation Station at MIT Global Community Bio Summit – oct 2020, still available online & talk

Somewhere In-Between – curated by Foster Spragge – nov 2019, Brixton Tate Library, London

TodaysArt Festival 2019 showing A Cure for Concrete – 19th – 22nd sept 2019, The Hague

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

New acquisitions exhibition Amsterdam UMC – feb – apr 2019, Amsterdam

Crossing Parallels / Highlight Festival – nov 2018, Delft

Surface Tension in Brummelkamp Galerie AMC – july – nov 2018 (SOLO), Amsterdam

Signature Print at Textiel Factorij – oct 2018 – july 2019, Museumfabriek (Twentse Welle), Enschede, NL

Nasty women Architecture – aug 2017 – Anise Gallery, London

Visualising the Home – Carlisle Photo 2017, UK

Boundaries – storytelling and music event – mar 2017 at Fifth Friday Sisterhood, Amsterdam

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

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, jul-aug 2015, Espacio gallery, Shoreditch, London

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

Desirable Dossiers at ICT-Art Connect FoAm 11-12th may, 2014, Brussels

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

‘New’ exhibition GUP Gallery, mar 2013, Amsterdam

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

‘Marginal gardens/Tuinen op de rand’ Stadsarchief Amsterdam – August 2010
An investigative landscape – photography project in collaboration with landscape architect Patrick Mc Cabe.  More info about the project and collaboration can be found here

 

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

 

talks

Fermilab, Vertigo STARTS at Centre Pompidou, MIT BioSummit 4.0 (2020), TodaysArt 2019, FEMeeting 2019, ICT-Art Connect at the European Commission

 

selected publications

  • Textiel Factorij: Hybrid co-creation where ancient crafts meet digital technologies – with Lipika Bansal
  • Aire Place Studios exhibition catalogue sept 2021
  • Amsterdam UMC collection catalogue 2019
  • novelty issue #5 sept 2016
  • GUP new dawn jan 2015
  • bare hill state of art ‘landscape and portrait #1’
  • interartive journal of contemporary art and thought #55 – oct 2013
  • interview with GUP Magazine march 2013
  • GUP New Photography talent 2013