Anindita Banerjee / Artlands 2023
Anindita Banerjee (PhD), describes herself as a “twice-uprooted Indian.” She is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, researcher and arts worker living and working on the land of the Wadawurrung people of the Kulin Nation. Her research interest includes cultural otherness, authentic identity and the sense of home. The memories of ritualistic ceremonies and 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 to the unceded Indigenous lands of present-day Australia. She has exhibited at the Victoria Parliament Melbourne, Customs House Sydney, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Academy of Fine Arts in Kolkata, at the Palazzo Bembo Gallery in Venice in conjunction with the Venice Biennale 2019 and various other institutions and galleries. Her exhibition Ondormohol has been shown at the Art Gallery of Ballarat as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and is currently touring other regional centres in Victoria. She currently works as a Public Arts Officer at the City of Ballarat.