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Andrew Ananda Voogel


Andrew Ananda Voogel

Indian-American Andrew Ananda Voogel is a knowledgeable multidisciplinary artist. He works at the intersection of video and installation. His work involves field research in history, geography, and personal narratives. Grew up in Northern California, his research focuses mainly on the indentured labor trade from India to the Caribbean. In recent years, his work has been exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Changjiang International Photography & Video Biennale, City Museum, and Manifesta 11. He holds an MFA from the San Fransico Art Institute and a BA in Postcolonial Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is also a nominee for the prestigious San Fransico Museum of Contemporary Art SECA Award and has received numerous awards in his career as an artist. He was invited to the 2019 Jeju Biennale Exhibition in Korea and currently resides on Jeju Island.


Cosmic Gate / 浩瀚之門


The inspiration for this work is the large whales that visit every spring at sea in front of his home in the village. Dao people believe that if the whales show up during the flying fish harvest season, many flying fish will follow. Therefore, the whale is a symbol of good luck and abundant harvest. This piece is presented with the whale’s tail and the Dao people’s fishing boat, attempting from the children’s perspective fully in awe, uttering “Wow, that a big tale!”


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