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Sonal Jain

Project : Maya-The cyborg in a saree

The Desire Machine Collective was founded by Sonal Jain (b. Shillong) and Mriganka Madhukaillya (b.Jorhat) in 2004. They work at the intersection of film, art, ecology and technology by employing film, video, photography, digital media and writing. One of their most revered works is Periferry, an ongoing project that functions as a laboratory, bringing together artistic, scientific and technological practices. The project is located on a ferry on the river Brahmaputra docked in Guwahati. Project Periferry was nominated for Visible Award (2015). Sonal’s and Mriganka’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; MAC Muséed’ Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon; MAXXI Museo Nazionaledelle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome; Deutsche Guggenheim Museum, Berlin; Indian Pavilion, 2011 Venice Biennale; 3rd edition of La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Eight Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in Brisbane (2015); Queens Museum and Grey Art Gallery at New York University in New York (2015).