Discipline: Film/Video – experimental

Suneil Sanzgiri

Discipline: Film/Video – experimental
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2022

Suneil Sanzgiri is an artist, researcher, and filmmaker working to understand how systems of oppression are informed and reinforced by trauma, history, and memory. His work spans experimental video, animations, essays, and installations, and contends with questions of identity, heritage, culture and diaspora in relationship to structural violence. He graduated from MIT with a master’s of science in art, culture and technology in 2017 and has completed residency programs with Pioneer Works, SOMA, and the Flaherty Seminar. His film At Home But Not At Home made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) in January 2020, with a nomination for the Found Footage Award. His follow-up film Letter From Your Far-Off Country made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in the fall of 2020, and was entered into the Ammodo Tiger Shorts Competition at IFFR in 2021. His work has been screened extensively at festivals and galleries nationally and internationally. He is currently finishing up his 3rd film in the series titled “Golden Jubilee."

Portrait by Christian Michael Filardo



Suneil Sanzgiri worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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