1Shanthiroad studio/gallery

Sancintya Mohini Simpson

Meet our Asialink artist in residence Sancintya Mohini Simpson is an artist and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. Her practice addresses the impact of colonization on the historical and lived experiences of her family, and more broadly traces the movements and passages of indentured laborers from India to South Africa during the late 1800s and throughout the early 1900s. Her interdisciplinary practice draws on the archive to explore the complexities of migration, memory, and trauma. Simpson’s work moves between painting and video, to poetry and performance, developing narratives and rituals, which she uses to navigate family history and embed wider narratives surrounding the Indian indenture diaspora community.