Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik
Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is conceptual artist working with craft and food to tell the stories of migration. She is also a writer, educator, and cook with the People's Kitchen Collective. Her work focuses on decolonization, the hierarchy of the senses, and immigration. Raised in Los Angeles and based in Oakland, she is Indian and Japanese Colombian American. 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.

Sita has exhibited, collaborated, and cooked in the US, Holland, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Mexico. These institutions include: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum of California, Southern Exposure, 826 Valencia, Stanford University, The Smithsonian APAC, the Future Food House in Rotterdam and MaD Asia.

Committed to equity and diversity in the arts, Sita has been the art features editor for Hyphen magazine, and a board member at Kearny Street Workshop. She has been a Lucas Artist Program Resident at Montalvo and an artist in residence at Shankill Castle in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Sita is a founding member of the People's Kitchen Collective in Oakland, California along with Jocelyn Jackson and Saqib Keval. They were named on 2016's YBCA 100 and cook in parks, youth centers, and museums. Together, they produce community meals that narrate our shared struggle and resilience. The goal of The People's Kitchen is to not only fill our stomachs but also nourish our souls, feed our minds and fuel a movement.

She currently teaches "A Taste of Resistance" in Diversity Studies at California College of the Arts.

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Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik es una artista, escritora y educadora para quien el arte es una estrategia para conectar la memoria y la historia. Su investigación se enfoque en la descolonización, la jerarquía de los sentidos y el impacto de la migración. Nacida en Los Ángeles con sede en Oakland, sus raíces son la india y colombo japonesa. Sita es licenciada en bellas artes de Scripps College, recibió su M.F.A. en el arte interdisciplinario y su M.A. en estudios visuales y críticos de California College of the Arts. Sita ha expuesto, colaborado, y cocinado en los EE.UU., Holanda, Irlanda, Hong Kong y México. Estas instituciones incluyen: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum of California, Southern Exposure, 826 Valencia, Stanford University, The Smithsonian APAC, el Future Food House en Rotterdam y MaD Asia.

Comprometida a la equidad y la diversidad en las artes, Sita ha sido editora de arte para la revista Hyphen, y miembro de la junta en Kearny Street Workshop. Sita fue residente en el Lucas Artist Program en Montalvo y Shankill Castle, en Kilkenny, Irlanda. Sita es co-fundadora del People’s Kitchen Collective en Oakland, California. En colaboración con socios Jocelyn Jackson y Saqib Keval, producen comidas comunitarias que comparten nuestra lucha y nuestra resiliencia. El objetivo del People’s Kithchen Collective no es sólo llenar nuestros estómagos, sino también alimentar nuestras almas, alimentar nuestra mente y alimentar un movimiento.

Sita es maestra en California College of the Arts.

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