SUMUGAN SIVANESAN is an anti-disciplinary artist whose texts, videos, installations, performances, interventions and events serve as a platform for discussion and collaboration.
His current research threads are:
Sumugan has presented projects at: Oqbo: space for image word sound (Berlin 2016), Transmediale (Berlin 2016, 2006), Art Laboratory Berlin (2015), ZK/U: Centre for Art and Urbanistics (Berlin 2015, 2014), 55 Sydenham Rd (Sydney 2013), The Reading Room (Bangkok 2013), Performance Space (Sydney 2013), Tin Sheds Gallery (Sydney, 2012) Momentum Berlin (2012), Yautepec Gallery (Mexico City 2011), 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Sydney 2010, 2011) OK Video Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia 2009), Filmer la Musique (France 2009) GRANTPIRIE (Sydney, 2009), Gang Festival, (Sydney–Indonesia 2005-6, 2008), Underbelly (Sydney 2007, 2008), Transit Lounge (Berlin–Australia, 2006, 2008), Videobrasil (Brasil 2005),d>ART (Australia 2004, 2002), Electrofringe (Australia 2003), Abstraction Now (Vienna 2003), New Forms (Canada 2003), The International Symposium for Electronic Art (Japan 2002), Liquid Architecture (Australia 2002, 2005), Experimenta (Australia 2001) among others.
He was active with the experimental documentary collective theweathergroup_U and the activist media/art gang boat-people.org.
‘Institutional Reform: Art as Anti-Statecraft.’ Runway #30, Ecologies, 2016.
Brendan Phelan. 2010. ‘ “Nice head – can I eat it?” The recent work of Sumugan Sivanesan.’ In: Summer Hipworth and Aaron Seeto (eds) Last Words [exhibition catalogue]. Sydney: 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. pp. 94–99.