Meghana Bisineer

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Meghana Bisineer (*1978, India) is an artist and film maker who lives and works in London and Oakland, California. Her works have been in several exhibitions and her animation films have been screened in international film festivals in Europe, Asia and USA. Coming from a traditional animation background and after working on short film projects in the UK, Meghana's practice has now expanded to working across media including prints, direct to camera animations, live media and installations. She is presently developing a new body of animation and installation works commissioned by The Wapping Project, London and the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. A film featuring Meghana's work and interviews 'Drawing in Space Drawing in Time' (dir. Marta Michalowska, commissioned by Jerwood Foundation, London) was premiered at the Whitechapel Gallery, London in 2016.

Meghana was the recipient of the Inlaks Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Art in London (MA) from 2004-06. She worked in London for 12 years as an animation film maker with London studios, as an artist with galleries working on collaborations and commissions, and as an educator at the Royal College of Art, University of Creative Arts and University of Portsmouth. In 2016, she joined California College of the Arts as Assistant Professor.

Meghana was recently commissioned a short film ‘let me not be mad’ by Film London, Arts Council England in association with London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College, London, Th1ng and Sherbet as part of the Shakespeare on Screen Program.The film is presently being screened in several international venues and film festivals including Miami Film Festival (2016), Montreal's Shakespeare 400c celebrations, Canada(2016), TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto, Canada (2016), Rio Film Festival, Brazil (2016), Valladolid Film Festival, Spain(2016), Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia (2016), Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard (2016), Cork Film Festival, Ireland (2016), Capital Cinema, Beijing, China (2016), Shanghai Film Museum, China (2016), Porteur D'Images, Reduit, Mauritius (2016), Centro Cultural Los Galpones, Venezuela (2016), ReAnimania, Armenia (2016), Play Festival, King's College, London (2016).

She animated on the feature film ‘Altamira’ dir. Hugh Hudson (2016) for Oneofus, London. She was awarded the Judge’s Prize for Animation/ Film at the East West Arts Award 2014. She was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2012), UK and was awarded the prestigious David Gluck Memorial Bursary, The Discerning eye Drawing Prize(2012), UK and the Man Drawing Prize (2006), UK. Meghana's works have been chosen to open the Animation programme at the Latitude Festival, Wales, 2013.

 Selected exhibitions include East West Arts Award 2014, ‘Shifting Ground’: Films, Prints and Drawings (solo exhibition) at the Gallery fivefortyfive, Bangalore, 2013, Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition at JVA London, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings and mac, Birmingham, the Discerning eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, 2012, Art on Poetry, Southbank Centre, London (2011) and Open House, Five Forty Five, India (2012). She has undertaken artist residencies at the Southbank Centre (2011) and Khoj International Artist Association (2010) and was awarded the Inlaks Scholarship (2004 - 06) and the Man Drawing Prize (2006). Her works have been shown at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, ASIFA, Egypt (2012), East Pops Red, Red Gallery, London (2011), The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Richmix, London (2011) and London Artists Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2011).Her films have also been screened at international festivals in Europe, Asia and USA (2002 - 2012). Selected festivals include the London International Animation Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival and Annecy International Animation Festival. 

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Assistant Professor, Animation
Assistant Professor, Individualized Major

BA, National Institute of Design, India; MA, Royal College of Art, London