Rajee Samarasinghe (Colombo, Sri Lanka 1988) is a Sri Lankan visual artist. Some of his recent work examines contemporary ethnographic practices through associations of family and heritage. He received his BFA from the University of California San Diego and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts.
Rajee's work has been exhibited at venues internationally including the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, FIDMarseille - Festival international de cinéma de Marseille, San Francisco International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, CROSSROADS/SFMOMA, Media City Film Festival, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Athens International Film + Video Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Internationales Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, REDCAT, l'Alternativa - Barcelona Independent Film Festival, L'Âge d'Or film festival, Havana Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and San Diego Asian Film Festival among others.
He's received the “Film House Award” at the Athens International Film + Video Festival, the "Vimeo - Audience Award" at the CROSSROADS Film Festival, and a “Jury Award” at the Sydney Underground Film Festival.