Priyageetha Dia <ப்ரியாகீதா டியா> works with time-based media and installation. Her pratice looks into speculative narratives on Southeast Asian plantations as sites for recovering stories of resistance. Her research interests include building nonlinear narratives through digital semiotics, migrant histories and our relationship with the non-human.

Recent exhibitions include the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kerala (2022–2023); La Trobe Art Institute, Australia (2022); National Gallery Singapore (2020); and Art Science Museum, Singapore (2019). She was an artist-in-residence at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore in 2022 and was selected for the upcoming cycle by SEA AiR—Studio Residencies at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands from April to July 2023.

She lives and works in Singapore.




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]