Rech Sundar was born in Germany. She studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie, Munich; the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich; the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg; and the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg. She works and lives in Charlotte, NC.

The themes of migration and integration, identity and displacement are recurrent in Sundar's works and projects. Her undertakings frequently revolve around the dissonance of belonging and not belonging, around the multiple and often contradictory elements that define and transform our identities across national, cultural and linguistic borders. The underlying idea of her projects is to depict social, political and intercultural connections and translate her observations and findings visually as well as acoustically. It is a process of search in which photographs, videos, text and sound come together and result in an aesthetic and communicative perspective. Her work draws upon the intimate rituals of everyday life, the in-between quality of interviews and conversations, and the intersection of private and public spaces.

"Ultimately my work is about the human experience, about who we are and what defines us. Whether it is gender, race, religion or nationality; the forces that shape our identities are multiple and complex. The personal and the social are deeply entangled."

Rech Sundar has exhibited her work in galleries and museums across Germany, Latin America and the United States. Her collaborations include: 

Fotomuseum München, Munich

Museum für Industriekultur, Nuremberg

Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt

Goethe-Institut München

Danner Stiftung, Munich

Prinzregent Luitpold Stiftung, Munich

Instituto Cultural Judaico, Port Alegre

Goethe-Institut Porto Alegre

Goethe-Institut Curitiba

Goethe-Institut Rio de Janeiro

Goethe-Institut São Paulo

Goethe-Institut Montevideo

Goethe-Institut Santiago de Chile

Goethe-Institut Caracas

Goethe-Institut La Paz

Museu Judaico, Rio de Janeiro

Museu Lasar Segall, São Paulo

Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo

The Jewish Museum, New York

McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte

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