Divya Mehra Artist Presentation
7pm – 8:30pm
BMO Community Room in the Halifax Central Library
5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, B3J 1E9
Event is welcome to all, free of charge and accessible.
In celebration of CFAT’s 40th anniversary, we’re pleased to announce Divya Mehra as our next artist in residence. Divya is the second of four artists who will be visiting us this summer for two-week residencies. Each artist has been commissioned to create a work in response to one decade of CFAT’s history. Divya will be focusing on 1999 – 2008.
Divya Mehra works in sculpture, print, drawing, artist books, installation, advertising, video, and film and is known for her meticulous attention to the interaction of form, medium, and site. Recontextualizing references found in music, literature, and current affairs, her acerbic body of work addresses the long-term effects of colonization and institutional racism. Mehra’s work has been presented as part of exhibitions, screenings, and commissions, including with Creative Time (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), MTV (New York), the Queens Museum (New York), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Artspeak (Vancouver), Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto), the Images Festival (Toronto), the Beijing 798 Biennale (Beijing), BielefelderKunstverein (Bielefeld), and Latitude 28 (Delhi). Mehra holds an MFA from Columbia University and is represented by Georgia Sherman Projects. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.