Sancintya Mohini Simpson is an artist and researcher based in Brisbane, Australia. Her work navigates the complexities of migration, memory and trauma through addressing gaps and silences within the colonial archive. Her practice moves between painting, video, poetry and performance to develop narratives and rituals. As a descendent of indentured labourers sent from India to South Africa to work on colonial sugar plantations, she grounds her work in collaboration, connecting wider narratives surrounding descendants of indenture and their diaspora communities.
Recent solo exhibitions include New Old Archives, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (2020); Kūlī nām dharāyā/ they’ve given you the name ‘coolie’, Institute of Modern Art Belltower, Brisbane (2020); Echoes Over Oceans, Firstdraft, Sydney (2020); Remnants of my ancestors, Hobiennale, Hobart (2019); And words are whispered, 1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery, Bangalore (2019); and Bloodlines, Metro Arts, Brisbane and Next Wave Festival, Blak Dot Gallery, Melbourne (2018). Simpson is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.