Shivanjani Lal (Fiji/Australia-London)
Shivanjani Lal (born 1982 in New South Wales) is an Fiji-Indian-Australia descent artist and curator based in Australia and UK. She finished her bachelor studies from University of Wollongong (2005), master studies on art management from University of Melbourne (2008), bachelor of photography and visual art from Australian Academy of Design, Melbourne (2012), master or arts and community from VCA and MCM Melbourne (2014), at the moment she is on her final year of master studies on moving image, Goldsmith University, London (since 2020).
She is tied to a long history of familial movement; her work uses personal grief to account for ancestral loss and healing. She is a member of the indentured labourer diaspora from the Indian and Pacific oceans. She employs intimate images of family, sourced from photo albums, along with video and images from contemporary travels to the Asia-Pacific to reconstruct temporary landscapes.
Shivanjani has had several solo exhibitions since 2011 in Australia, New Zealand, and India. She also exhibited in several group shows, and was involved in International residencies.