Avinash Kumar

is a design strategist, researcher and artist, and one of the co-founders of Quicksand. Under his artist alias Thiruda, he has been a mainstay in the Indian electronic scene as a VJ since 2007. His ongoing project ‘Elsewhere in India’ explores Indian futures and Gen-AI, and was presented at the London Film Festival in 2023. He is a festival director at several music festivals and properties over the past 15 + years, such as Unbox Festival and EyeMyth Media Arts Festival.

He also makes 3D videogames under the Antariksha Studio banner. He has represented India in international music festivals in Germany, UK, Australia, Europe and Asia and is regularly covered in the press for his contributions to the music scene.