Priyageetha Dia /ப்ரியகீதா டியா/ is an arts practitioner based in Singapore, primarily working with time-based media. Her practice is concerned with speculative methods of counter-narratives that correspond to Southeast Asian plantation histories and the transnational migration of ethnic communities that intersect with the colonial production of land, labour, and capital.

Her recent exhibitions include a solo show at Yeo Workshop, Singapore (2022), and group exhibitions at La Trobe Art Institute, Australia (2022), National Gallery Singapore (2020), and Art Science Museum, Singapore (2019). Priyageetha was a resident at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore residencies programme from April to August 2022.

She currently 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]