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Ajai Vishwanath is a filmmaker and visual artist from Sydney, Australia, currently based in New York City.


Ajai's documentary short, Jaz, was nominated for the Jury Award at the 2023 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival, and was selected for the Academy-Award qualifying 2022 AmDocs Film Festival. In 2021, he produced the short film Exposed, which premiered at the Palm Springs International Shortfest. His debut solo exhibition, Adoxography, opened at Google San Francisco in 2017, and his films and paintings have been shown across Australia and the United States.

Ajai is pursuing an MFA in Filmmaking at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a Robert Jahn scholar and a Maurice Kanbar scholar. In 2023, Ajai was nominated for the ARRI Volker Bahnemann Award for Excellence in Cinematography. Prior to NYU, Ajai completed his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Globalisation and a minor in Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

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