Symrin Chawla is an artist, designer and film photographer based in Los Angeles. Her work ranges from performance-based sculpture to graphic design and visual concept development. She is the co-curator of Decentralizing The Web and holds an MFA in Design Media Art from UCLA. 





Decentralizing The Web : 003 *

On hacking intimacy, cybersecurity and a benevolent con. 

The Mistake Room , Los Angeles


Ecocentric Art + Science Symposium

On geological timescales of performance, the limits of privacy

and the site-specificity of networked data. 

California NanoSystems Institute , Los Angeles


Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness

On de-centering sexual affect, feitiço and digital zine-making

for people of color and the LGBTQAI+ community

Women’s Center For Creative Work , Los Angeles


Decentralizing The Web 002 *

On female domestic labor, gendered migration and science fiction. 

Broad Art Center , UCLA


2016 Decentralizing The Web 001 *

On machine intimacy, the ethics of live cam labor and female image

production online. 

Broad Art Center , UCLA




Graphite Journal Volume 8, Hammer Museum

Exhibist Contemporary Art Journal, Istambul

3D Additivist Cookbook 

Dublab London (forthcoming) 



2017 MFA Design Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles  

2012 BA Public Relations, University of Southern California  



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Property Psychics 2

In Lieu Gallery, Los Angeles



MATTE Projects, New York



Hard To Read

Standard, Los Angeles 


Overburden *

Navel, Los Angeles 


All The Small Things

Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles


Other Sky by Institute For New Feeling

Getty Museum, Los Angeles 


Data Burial: In Living Dunes *

California NanoSystems Institute, Los Angeles 



LA Zine Fest, Los Angeles 


Delete Me : UCLA Media Arts MFA Exhibition

New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles 


Interactive Digital Stories

Madeira Film Festival, Portugal 


FAR Bazaar

Cerritos College, Norwalk 



Free As In: UCLA Media Arts MFA Exhibition

New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles 


A Hole Or Something Like The Sun

SCRANCH, Wonder Valley


Tongues : MFA Solo Show *

UCLA Broad Art Center, Los Angeles 


Deep Web Roach Queen

UCLA Broad Art Center, Los Angeles


UCLA Game Art Festival

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles