Mysara Aljaru (b.1993) is a Singaporean writer, researcher and lens-based practitioner.
Previously a journalist and documentary producer, she is currently pursuing her Masters with the Malay Studies department in NUS, where she is researching on mainstream media discourse on Malay development. Her works, based on personal experiences and research, explore and reimagine dominant narratives through different mediums. Working on the intersections of art and academia, she also explores the politics of space and power structures in the process of narrative making.
Mysara has also worked with various research institutions such as Centre for Research on Islamic and Malay Affairs (RIMA) and The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).
She is also a freelance artist and has showcased and performed at Objectifs, The Substation and ArtScience Museum. Mysara’s writing has been published in “Growing Up Perempuan”, “Budi Kritik” and “Karyawan”.