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. 

She lives and works in Singapore.



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2017. GOLDEN STAIRCASE

 
Gold foil, adhesive
Site-specific installation at Block 103 Jalan Rajah



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The spaces encountered in Singapore’s public housing are bound to certain demarcations of ownership, establishing personal boundaries within the public realm. This site-specific work was an intent to explore, negotiate, and redefine what it is to constitute a communal space in a HDB setting. The materiality of gold, symbolic of transformation and preservation, provokes the banality of this quiescent, grey space. The staircase as a central feature dwells into Eliade’s concept of the axis mundi, a vertical cosmic pillar that links Heaven and Earth and centring it to the Universe. “Dwellings and archaic central situations utilizing a pillar can be useful as a means for communication within a community, mirroring the heavens and the sky.” Here, the staircase in the HDB space represents the cosmic axis as the naval centre of the architecture, enabling the elevation of a physical being within this shared space.