Rashmi Devi Sawhney


Rashmi Devi Sawhney is Associate Arts Professor of Film and New Media at New York University, Abu Dhabi. Her work is based in interdisciplinary approaches to cinema, media, visual arts and cultural practices. She has previously taught at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland; and the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. She is co-founder of VisionMix, an international platform for artists, filmmakers and researchers.

Exhibitions she has curated include Video Vortex XI (with Geert Lovink, Ahmet Gurata and Andreas Treske) held at the Mill Hall, Kochi as a collateral event of the Kochi-Muziris Bienniale (2017), SET.RESET in collaboration with Aradhana Seth’s House of Inquiry, Goa (2018) and Loss and Transience with Lucia Imaz King at the Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei (2021). Her video installation Drift City (2 channels, 58 minutes) was shown as part of Shayad Shehri Hai/Could Be Urbanism, curated by architect Naveen Mahantesh at KHOJ, New Delhi (2019).

Publications include The Vanishing Point: Moving Images After Video (Tulika Books, 2022), ‘Women at Work: The Cultural and Creative Industries’ (Studies in South Asian Film & Media, Intellect, 2019), ‘Artists’ Moving Image: South Asian Trajectories’ (Moving Image Review & Arts Journal, Intellect, 2018) and, ‘South Asian Science and Speculative Fiction’ (Studies in South Asian Film & Media, Intellect, 2015).