Sonam is Lecturer and an intermedia artist. She has received her Bachelors in Visual Arts (specialisation in sculpture) from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2010- ’14), and Masters in Visual Arts (interdisciplinary) from Shiv Nadar University, NCR (2014- ’16). Her art practice broadly involves experiential, immersive and psychological experiments challenging the predominant constructs of Time and Memory. She has exhibited at various art spaces like Max Mueller Bhawan, Bikaner House, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Mumbai Art Room, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Jawaharlal Nehru University, in India, and internationally with galleries/art institutes in Spain, Canada, Cyprus, United States and Myanmar.
Keywords: Time, present, memory, monotony, the impact of capitalism on the representation of time
Her research, through her art practice and writings, involves experiences with various textures of time. The immersive temporality of a space, how it molds a memory and the ways through which we perceive each other and details of our surroundings, are embodied in her art works. She creates immersive video-aural installations, film, sound art, installations using found objects, artist’s books, also working with unconventional mediums like automated-calling system, vending machines, social media-based art and instruction-based art, among others. Her MFA thesis was around the philosophical questions surrounding the present, temporal experiences and the affects of language on human memory and time.