Visual Arts Lecture Series: Divya Mehra

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Image courtesy Banff Centre.

The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. JoinDivya Mehra, guest faculty for Emerging Banff Artist in Residence, for this talk.

Divya Mehra

Working in sculpture, print, drawing, artist books, installation, advertising, video, and most recently film, Divya Mehra is known for her meticulous attention to the interaction of form, medium, and site. Through an acerbic tone, she addresses the long-term effects of colonization and institutional racism. Re-contextualizing references found in music, literature, and current affairs, she contends with contemporary expressions of societies continuously formed by their colonial roots. 

Mehra’s work has been included in a number of exhibitions and screenings, notably with Wallach Art Gallery, MoMA PS1, Creative Time, and The Queens Museum of Art (New York), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Artspeak and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver), Royal Ontario Museum, and the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (Toronto), The Beijing 798 Biennale (Beijing), Bielefelder Kunstverein (Bielefeld), and Latitude 28 (Delhi). Mehra holds an MFA from Columbia University and is represented in Toronto by Georgia Scherman Projects.