Film screening (Sunday 24th 1pm) & creative women panelist- Sunday 24th
Filmmaker, author, writer and artist, Sanchita completed her BSc (econ) and MSc (econ) at the London School of Economics before embarking on a Channel 4 sponsored MA at the Northern Media School in Directing and Screenwriting, and a BA in the Practice and Theory of Visual Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design. She has exhibited and screened her films in London, New York, Paris, Bangladesh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Rome, India, Pakistan and Frankfurt. She has shown at the Whitechapel, ICA and Hayward Gallery and completed 89 group/solo shows and screenings of her films including the show Schizophrenia Part one where Sanchita showed as four artists, Sanchita, Sophie, Mia and Fred. She was artist in resident at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and artist in resident at Artscape (2004-8) and Shoreditch House (2007-2012) and her art features in various venues around London such as Sketch, Mark Hix’s restaurants and the Clifton Hotel Group in Bristol. She has produced and directed sixteen films to date, including shorts and one-hour films. She is signed with the publishers Chipmunka Press. The Arts Council, BBC and British Council funded her films and five books. These include ‘From Briarwood to Barishal to Brick Lane,’ ‘Old Meets Young,’ ‘Hidden,’ ‘Connecting Kids’ and ‘Avenues’. Her organisation Pigment Explosion branched out into book publication producing its first publication ‘The Cloud Catcher.’ Chipmunka Press published her first volume of poems ‘Eternal Pollution of a Dented Mind’ and the novel ‘Gungi Blues.’ The theatre group ESTACA ZERO TEATRO in Portugal performed her two plays, The Suitcase and Hello. In 2010 the UK Film Council commissioned the animation film The White Wall. In 2012 she exhibited at Shoreditch House, London and Soho House, New York, and had her first solo show in Brussels, exhibiting her latest scroll, created with patients suffering from schizophrenia. She was recently commissioned to write a book featuring essays about mental health, related artwork and poems.
Sanchita has been running Pigment Explosion, an organisation specialising in international art projects since 1999.
In 2012 she exhibited at Shoreditch House, London and Soho House, New York and completed her first solo show at KAOS in Brussels in October 2012.