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Sunder Sumitra (Sumitra)

Community engaged arts, Contemporary visual arts
Gender, Rights
Meeting Point 2021
Qamra - A Queer Archive for Memory, Reflection and Action (Bangalore); Queer Records: A South Asia Collab (Kathmandu-Karachi-Bangalore).
Sumitra is a curator based in Bangalore, India. She is a queer woman and has been involved in the organization and implementation of some initiatives in Bangalore, India. Between 2012 and 2015 she was closely involved with the annual Namma Pride festivities in the city and In 2017, worked closely with a filmmaker T Jayashree to set up the beginnings of QAMRA – a Queer Archive for Memory, reflection and Activism. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art History (2007) and a Master of Arts degree in Museology (2010). She has also spent 7 years pursuing a doctoral degree in Art History, beginning in 2012. A recipient of multiple awards from the Kochi Biennale Foundation, the Curatorial Intensive South Asia for curatorial work, as well as a 5-year fellowship to pursue doctoral research in Curating Contemporary art, her interests are in archival work and following a rather unorthodox path.
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