PRIYAGEETHA DIA 


Priyageetha Dia ப்ரியகீதா டியா (Singapore, she/her) is a visual artist who works at the intersections of moving image and installation.

Her works have been showcased in group exhibitions including ‘Attention Seeker’ (2022) at La Trobe Art Institute, Australia; ‘An Exercise of Meaning in a Glitch Season’ (2020) at the National Gallery Singapore; ‘2219: Futures Imagined’ (2019) at Art Science Museum Singapore; S.E.A Focus (2019) at Gillman Barracks, Singapore. She is currently an artist in residence at NTU CCA Singapore. 

ப்ரியகீதா lives and works in Singapore.


CV 
UPCOMING 

21 May - 26 Jun 2022
Forget me, forget me not
Yeo Workshop, Singapore
Curated by Anca Rujoiu

4 Apr - 31 Aug 2022
Artist in Residence (9th Cycle)
NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore

29 Mar - 3 Jul 2022
Attention Seeker
La Trobe Art Institute, Australia
Curated by Amita Kirpalani

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2022. FORGET ME FORGET ME NOT 


20 May - 26 June 2022
Solo Presentation at Yeo Workshop, Gillman Barracks Singapore 
Curated by Anca Rujoiu 
Supported by National Arts Council Singapore 

In Forget Me, Forget Me Not, Priyageetha Dia pursues a mindful encounter mediated by technology with colonial representations of labouring bodies. How does one attend to difficult imagery —visual and textual— that continues to dispossess colonial subjects of dignity and agency? Amid the sea of information and data prone to racialised terminology, what are the possibilities for an artistic engagement to eschew or hijack the perpetuation of violence? While the exhibition title calls to question what to remember and forget, it is concerned in an equal manner with how to do it. Forget Me, Forget Me Not is a plea for new forms and ethics of remembrance by an artist whose use of technology consciously dismisses its claims to neutrality and immateriality.

*Text by Anca Rujoiu

[Images courtesy of Ahmad Iskandar]