Nirma Madhoo (she/her) is a fashion filmmaker and XR creator. She holds a MTech: Fashion (DUT) and also obtained a MA: Fashion Photography from London College of Fashion in 2015. Nirma’s XR projects are interdisciplinary, and her practice-based PhD research at RMIT University explores fashioned bodies as performative matter and posthuman performance in virtual and augmented realities. Nirma recently participated in La Biennale di Venezia College Cinema VR and her work has shown internationally in UK, Scotland, Germany, South Africa, Canada and Australia at film and digital festivals such as London Short Film Festival, Berlinale EFM and MUTEK Montréal.

2022    444.2 - Volumetric Fashion Film | XR | Future Africa Project Grant Award | Meta | Africa No Filter | Electric South | imisi3D 
              Supported by Depthkit
              9318 - Fashion Film | A 'Digital Motions' Commission by RMIT University x Grimshaw Architects | Melbourne, Australia
2021     Azimuth - 360 VR Fashion Film | MUTEK, Montreal, Canada | Afrikanisches Filmfestival Hamburg, Germany
              Obsidian XR | Collaborative Project | Melbourne Fashion Festival, Exhibition: R3Vision, MARS Gallery, Windsor, Australia
2020     Curatorial Practice in Fashion Education: RMIT Bachelor of Fashion [Design] Beyond 3D Virtual Exhibition, Kunstmatrix
               Azimuth - 360 VR Fashion Film | VAMFF, Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Museum, Australia
               Digital Humanities Award: National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, South Africa 
2019      Azimuth - 360 VR Fashion Film | Germany - Berlinale EFM European Film Market - Afrika Film Festival Köln
               Scotland - Africa in Motion, Edinburg | South Africa - TMRW Gallery, Johannesburg - Isivivana Khayelitsha, KZN
               Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival, Cape Town - Fak'ugesi Digital Festival, Johannesburg 
                Bottom of the Blue - Fashion Film x Music Video with Medicine Boy | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
2018        Curatorial Practice in Fashion Education: DUT BTech: Fashion Exhibition 24.10 - 01.11.2018, Durban Art Gallery, South Africa
2017        Award for Best Creative Output: Durban University of Technology Research Awards, South Africa
                 Labtayt Sulci - Fashion Film | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK | Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Germany
2016        Future Body - Fashion Film | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
                 Digital Humanities Award: National Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, South Africa
2015  Global Outlook Award London College of Fashion: University of the Arts, London,  UK 
                 Future Body - Fashion Film | London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Arts, UK

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