Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Eureka Fellowship Awardees 2020
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist, writer, and educator whose socially engaged practice has been called a “joyous political critique.” She has used a range of materials including spices, piñatas, and photography to build connections between personal memories and public histories. Sita holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, an M.F.A. in interdisciplinary art and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts (CCA) where she currently teaches in Diversity Studies. Based in Oakland, Ohlone Land, she is also a co-founder of People’s Kitchen Collective and has worked and collaborated nationally and internationally. She has been a Scholar in Residence at the CCA Center for Art and Public Life and an artist in residence at the Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo and Denniston Hill. In 2018, Sita received an Art Matters fellowship. She is currently using her mother’s camera to document her families’ migration across multiple continents in an ongoing project titled The Archive of Dreams. Her first book is forthcoming from Kaya Press.