Based in Los Angeles, malavika rao (she/they) works in painting, ceramics, fibre and installation. In her work, malavika uses craft to build time machines. The knowledge of craft grants the power of time travel because it is typically passed down from hand to hand, from one to another. Through time travel, malavika is able to communicate with the past to further understand it, and envision multiple futures. In their work, malavika aims to create new worlds at the intersection of these pasts and futures for herself, in the hopes that these spaces can be powerful realms of healing, resistance and love.

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