Monisha Chippada is an Australian-Telugu artist who works with moving images, photography and sculpture. Her practice is informed by intergenerational storytelling, sacred imagery and relationships. With a focus on empathy and empowerment through fluctuations between guardedness and vulnerability, her interest lies in documenting the experiences and narratives of minority voices from her communities. Through her mediums and installation methods she aims to disrupt the current accessibility of arts spaces.
Monisha has exhibited video and photographic installations in galleries across Australia - most notably her work Ilū at Firstdraft (2020) and Granville Gallery (2021). She has also exhibited a sculptural work Cocoon at Woolmark in Hong Kong (2017) as a part of the HIF Cloud Scholarship program. She has also worked in the Art Department for the film A Delicate Fire (2020) and has since been directing commissioned short films and photography works. Monisha holds a Bachelors of Design / Media (PR & Advertising) from UNSW and is currently working on a short film for Eora contemporary Jazz Group Delay 45 to be released in 2022.
Credit: Charles Sundborn