Neil Sanzgiri is an artist, writer and Masters of Science candidate in Art, Culture and Technology at MIT working to understand how systems of oppression are informed and reinforced by collective memory, spectacle, and trauma. Sanzgiri’s work examines philosophical and poetic interpretations of historical events and their residual effect on current, complex networks of interaction, such as globalization and mass media, taking the form of installations, videos and sculptural works.

Questions of authority and memory in relationship to historicity, authorship and cultural identity are central to Sanzgiri’s work, often times combining personal narratives fixated within questions of the extremities of late capitalism.

Sanzgiri was a member and founder of the artist run gallery and performance venue Open Space Baltimore in 2009 and organized the Spiral Cinema migrating film series in 2012 that ranged from screenings and lectures to panels and publications. Sanzgiri participated and organized in the 2015 Baltimore Uprising, and works in solidarity with social justice movements across the country. He will be participating as a SOMA resident in Summer 2016 in Mexico City.