Sangeeta Sandrasegar

born 1977
lives and works Melbourne


2000-04 Doctorate of Philosophy, Victorian College of the Arts
1999 Graduate Diploma in Visual Art, Victorian College of the Arts
1996-98 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts


2016 Murray White Room, Melbourne
2014 Something Like a Panorama, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2012 The Scaffold called the Motherland spews infinite grace, Murray White Room,
Trusting that in future more consideration will be given, Mission to the Seafarers
Projects, Melbourne
2010 Its feet were tied, with a silken thread of my own hands weaving, Murray White
Room, Melbourne
2009 On the field of Truth, on the battlefield of life (II), West Space, Melbourne
White picket fences in the clear light of day cast black lines, Gallery 4A, Sydney
2008 The Shadow Class, Murray White Room, Melbourne
2006 The shadow of murder lay upon my sleep…, Murray White Room, Melbourne
There is no light…, Johnston Gallery, Perth
2004 Peculiar to…, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2003 Goddess of Flowers, Mori Gallery, Sydney, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
2002 That happened which did happen, Mori Gallery, Sydney
2001 Lady White Snake, Lord Mori Gallery, Los Angeles
Room to Frieze, Mori Gallery, Sydney & Westspace Gallery, Melbourne (2000)
2000 Floating Worlds, Mori Gallery, Sydney
Shadows in the Lights, City Lights Inc., Melbourne


2017 The Likeness, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, Perth
ART150: 9×5 NOW, Victorian College of the Arts, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
2016-2017 MCA Collection: Primavera at 25, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Touring Gold Coast Gallery, Queensland; Artspace, Mackay, Queensland; MAMA, Albury, NSW; Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
2016 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
2016 National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
GRRLZ, 55 Sydenham Road, Sydney
2015 Collisions: Cross-Cultural Collaborations, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria
Spring 1883, The Establishment Hotel, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
2014 Spring 1883, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
2013 Murray White Room, Sydney Contemporary 13, Sydney
Murray White Room, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2012 The Basil Sellers Art Prize (finalist), The Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of
Volume One: MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Look. Look Again, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia
Sexes, Performance Space, Sydney
Dangerous and Divine. The Secret of the Serpent, Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal,
Feminage. The logic of feminist collage, Cross Art Projects, Sydney
On Kindness: An Australia India Cultural Exchange, Habitat Centre, New Delhi
The Other’s Other, Artspace, Sydney
2011 And the Falchion Passed through his Neck, Latitude 28, New Delhi
GROUP04, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Exquisite Corpse: Luke Parker and Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Death Be Kind,
Contemporary Miniatures, Queensland Art Gallery touring exhibition
2010 New Acquisitions in Context, 10 December 2010 – 20 March 2011, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Sydney
Beleura National Works on Paper, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Constellations: A large number of small drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2009 GROUP 02, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea
Slash: Paper under the knife, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
A fairy’s tale, Hawksbury Regional Gallery
2008 PREVIEW 08, Murray White Room, Melbourne
Mori Gallery, Honk Kong International Art Fair
2006 Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Meeting Place, Keeping Place, George Adams Gallery Art Centre, Melbourne
Light and Shade, 24HR Art, Darwin
LILA/PLAY: Contemporary Miniatures and New Art from South Asia, SPAN
Gallery, Melbourne
2005 C’town bling, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown
Asian Traffic Touring Exhibition, Gallery 4A, Sydney, Esplanade, Singapore,
Today Art Museum, Beijing, Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai
Christmas Show – 5 Artists, Mori Gallery, Sydney
ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO, Sydney
2004 Public/Private, Auckland Triennial, Auckland City Gallery, New Zealand
Home/Ground – SCAPE: New Zealand Community Art & Industry Biennial,
Robert McDougall Gallery Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, NZ.
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
NEW04, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Miniatures, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Heavenly Creatures, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Traverse, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery & Rocketart Gallery, Lake Macquarie
& Newcastle, New South Wales
Mind’s Eye, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
SAVVY – New Australian Art, QUT Art Museum, Queensland
A Cut Across, Plimsoll Art Gallery, Tasmania
The Decadence of the Nude, Ocular Lab, Melbourne
ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO, Sydney
2003 A Third Place, SOFA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tale Chaser, Gallery 4A, Sydney
Papercuts, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
Maverick, Rocketart, Newcastle
Wall Candy, Conical, Melbourne
Works on Paper Prize, MPR Gallery, Mornington, Victoria
Fundraising Exhibition Gallery 4A, Sydney
2002 International Contemporary and Emerging Art, Lawson Menzies Flynn, Sydney
Inaugural Freedman Foundation Awards, Sir Herman Black Gallery, Sydney
National Works on Paper Prize, MPRG, Mornington
2001 A4Art 2001 fundraiser, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne
Techno Tots fundraiser, Mori Gallery, Sydney
The Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Traveling Fellowship, VCA Gallery, Melbourne
Roche Prize and National Traveling Exhibition, venues throughout Australia
2000 Hell on Wheels, PB Gallery, Prahran
A4Art 2000 fundraiser, Westspace Gallery, Melbourne
‘Wingecarribee’ fundraiser, Mori Gallery, Sydney
1999 Mine, 121 Victoria Street, Fitzroy
Who’s Afraid of the Avante Garde? Who Cares? TCBinc Gallery, Melbourne
ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship Award, ANZ Bank, Melbourne


2016 Barangaroo sculpture, public art commission, Sydney
2015 Collisions: a cross cultural artists’ collaboration, Shepparton Art Museum
Cité international des Arts, Paris, Moya Dyrning Studio, AGNSW
2014 Loti Smorgon Sculpture Terrace Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne
National War Memorial, Print Portfolio commission, Canberra
Australia Council New Work: Established
2013 Asutralia Council, Tokyo Studio/Residency
2012 Arts Victoria, International program – Cultural Exchange
Rimbun Dahan, Arts Residency, Penang, Malaysia
2011 Australia Council New Work: Established
2010 Khoj International Artists Association, International Residency at 1 Shanti Road,
Bangalore Studio, India
2009 Asialink Visual Arts Residency India
2007 Australia Council, Barcelona Studio International Residency
2005 Australia Council, Skills and Arts Development Individuals Grant
Collex Primavera Acquisitive Art Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
2003 Australia Council, Milan Studio/Residency
2001 The Lucato Peace Prize, Victorian College of the Arts
2000 Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists
1999 Post Graduate Prize, Response to Derrida Exhibition, Victorian College of the Arts


Ambani-Gandhi, Sivangi, ‘Shadow Lines’, Artlink, vol 30, No1, 2010
Angeloro, Dominique, ‘Heroine Chic’, The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 2-8, 2004
Antoinette, Michelle, A Space for ‘Asian-Australian’ art, Gallery 4A, Journal of Australian Studies, Vol 32, Issue 4, Dec 2008
Borschke, Margie, ‘Get the Picture – Ten Australian artists to watch’, Harper’s
Bazaar Australia, Sept. 2005
Brocket, Kim, ‘Sangeeta Sandrasegar: The Shadows Between’, VAULT, Issue 7, 2014
Burgess, Malcolm, ‘Artists bring in the baggage’, The New Zealand Herald,
March, 17, 2004
Burns, Karen, ‘The Return of the Nude’, Essay Catalogue, April 2004
Carsley, Gary, ‘Karma Chameleons’, ARTIndia, vol 9. issue 2, 2004
Clemow, Marika, ‘Mind’s Eye’, Artwrite, Issue no. 30, July 2004
Devenport, Rhana, ‘Beauty shadow-play and silhouettes’, Art & Australia, vol 44, no. 2 Summer 2006
Durre, Caroline, ‘Papercuts’, Imprint Vol 28 No. 3, Spring 2003
Frost, Andrew, ’50 Most Collectable Artists, Australian Art Collector, Issue 31
Jan/March 2005, Issue 35 Jan/March 2006
Gaynor, Andrew, ‘Doctor, My Eyes’, unMagazine issue 1 October, 2004
Huda, Shireen, ‘To Market to Market’, Australian Art Review, March 2006
Irish, Gina, ‘Collaborating with Spirit SCAPE: from a different angle’, Art New
Zealand, No. 119 Winter 2006
Kalina, Richard, ‘A change of empires as New Zealand seeks its cultural and
economic identity less in the British Commonwealth’, Art in America, Oct 2005
Nutter, April, ‘Adventures in Lip Lop Lap Land’, Catalyst, April, 1999
Nelson, Robert, ‘What’s in, as in inside’, The Age, May 5, 2004
Nelson, Robert, ‘Lila/Play: Contemporary Minatures and New Art from South
Asia’, The Age, March 29, 2006
Prior, Fiona, ‘Primavera 2004’, Henry, September 12. 2004
Rule, Dan, A Reflection of Home, Broadsheet No. 10, 2012
Serisier, Gillian, ‘Contemporary Art Focus’, The Australian Art Market Report,
Issue. 18 Summer 2005/6
Spencer, Rick, ‘Images with a message’, The West Australian, May 6, 2006
Thomson, Jonathan, ‘Asian Traffic at Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre’, Asian Art
News, Vol. 16 No. 3 May/June 2006


Barlow, Geraldine, ‘NEW04’, Catalogue, April 2004
Bullock, Natasha, ‘Papercuts’, Catalogue, July 2003
Deftereos, Greg, ‘Wall Candy’, Catalogue, April 2003
Frichot, Helene, ‘The Secret of Spiders, Shadows and Cells, NEW04 Catalogue,
April 2004
Gott, Ted, ‘2002 National Works on Paper’ Catalogue, July 2002
Havilah, Lisa and Loxley Anne, ‘C’town Bling: a different type of shiny’,
Catalogue, June-Aug 2005
Holt, Richard, ‘Mine’, Catalogue, August 1999
Keating, Megan, ‘A Cut Across’, Catalogue 2004
Kubler, Alison, ‘SAVVY New Australian Art’, Catalogue 2004
Loxley, Anne, ‘C’town bling’, Catalogue June 2005
McDonald, Ewen, ‘A Third Place’, Catalogue, June 2003
Sandrasegar, Sangeeta, ‘The Shadowlands of Sexuality’, Public/Private
Catalogue, 2004
Webb, Vivienne, ‘What’s The Matter’, Primavera Catalogue 2004


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
BHP Billiton
City of Melbourne
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
University of Western Australia, Perth
Private collections