Mriganka Madhukaillya is the founder of the Media Lab within the Department of Design, IIT Guwahati. He has been an assistant professor of New Media Technology and Cinema in the Department of Design of IIT Guwahati since 2005. His background is in quantum mechanics and communication design.
Mriganka has conducted research and taught at many universities worldwide. He was a DAAD Visiting Professor at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart in 2019, and a visiting professor at the China Academy of Arts in Hangzhou in 2016-17.
He was a member of several managing and advisory boards, including a Juror in Visual Arts at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.
He is a founding member of the art collective Desire Machine Collective, with which he was nominated for the LUMA award in 2011. His public platform Periferry, active between 2007-2013, was nominated for Visible Award 2015, Tate Liverpool.
Media Philosophy, Cinema, Moving Image, Cybernetics, Forest
Publications and Exhibitions
Madhukaillya, M. (ed.), Assembly of Desire, desire machine collective and Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Guwahati and Berlin, 2019
Madhukaillya, M. Assam as a Field. Making Space in a Bipolar World, Field Journal, Issue 12, 2019
Madhukaillya, M., We send Starships, We fall in love, Protocullum 2016/17
2012 Being Singular Plural, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2012, New York
2012 Intense Proximity, An anthology of the Near and the Far, la Triennale 2012,
2012 Guwahati Bamboo Walkway, released as Collateral Event at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
2011 Everyone Agrees: It’s About To Explode, India Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale Di Venezia
2011 Indian Highway IV, MAC Muséed’Art Contemporain de Lyon, Lyon, France 2011 Indian Highway V, MAXXI Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome
2011 Biennial of Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
2011 Other Possible Worlds, Proposals on this Side of Utopia, NGBK, Berlin
2011 Luma Award 2011, Arles, France
2011 Water–Curse or Blessing? AEDES, Periferry, Berlin
2010 Being Singular Plural, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum 2010, Berlin
2010 The Khoj Book, Contemporary Art Practice in India, 1997-2007
2008 48C. Public. Art. Ecology, New Delhi, India
2008 India Innings Experimenta(l) Film, Amsterdam Khoj 2004-2005, New Delhi
2007 Experimenta 07, Bangalore
2006 Moving Spirits, 2006, Franckesche Stiftungenzu Halle