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Vijay Rajkumar is a composer, filmmaker, artist, and architectural designer.


He leads the multi-disciplinary art and design practice Iridescence Research Lab


His work has been exhibited in solo installations and group shows in the US and internationally, including at the 18th Venice Biennale of Architecture where he composed the music for the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain (2023).


Born in Boston, Vijay grew up in Singapore and the United States. He is a 2023 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Master of Architecture), holds an M.A in Computational Media & Digital Art History from Duke University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied Computer Science and Comparative Literature/Film.


As the recipient of the 2022 Architects Foundation/John McAslan + Partners Fellowship, Vijay is the author of a photographic study of the work of Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. The collection of architectural photography highlights parallel evolutions in structural design and the performance of natural light in Nervi's buildings (1930s-60s).  Photographs from this collection are regularly published online.  

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