PRIYAGEETHA DIA 


Priyageetha Dia ப்ரியகீதா டியா (Singapore, she/her) is a visual artist working at the intersections of moving image and installation. Her practice gestures visions of cultural memory and speculative narratives that interplay into the future past while navigating diasporic relations in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

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.

ப்ரியகீதா currently lives and works in Singapore.


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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2017. GOLDEN STAIRCASE


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.