CV


Education

Columbia University, School of The Arts | New York, U.S.A.
MFA in Visual Arts | 2008

University of Manitoba, School of Art | Winnipeg, Canada
BFA (Honors) in Visual Arts | 2005

Select Exhibitions & Screenings

TBD, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2018 *Solo Exhibition | Upcoming

TBD, Confederation Center of the Arts
Charlottetown, Canada, Installation | 2018 *Solo Exhibition | Upcoming

Roadside Attractions, Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina, Canada, Installation | 2018 *Commission | Upcoming

In This Place Where The Guest Rests, Franklin Street Works
Connecticut, U.S.A., Installation | 2018 *Upcoming

GLUT, Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada, Installation | 2018 *Upcoming

Isolated Landscapes, Platform: center for photographic + digital arts
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2017

Sobey Art Award Short List Exhibition, Art Museum, University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada, Installation | 2017

Pouring Water on a Drowning Man, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
Brandon, Canada, Installation | 2017 *Solo Exhibition

Emerging Powers and Conflict Management (Toppling over statues, hate amid radical new platforms), Art Metropole
Toronto, Canada, Installation | 2017

You have to tell Them, i'm not a Racist., Georgia Scherman Projects
Toronto, Canada, Installation | 2017 *Solo Exhibition

Stages: Drawing the Curtain, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2017 *Commission

Photophobia , Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, Canada, Video | 2017

Manitoba Short Films, Gimli Film Festival
Gimli, Canada, Video | 2017

AlterNation, Kamloops Art Gallery
Kamloops, Canada, Sculpture | 2017

Win Last, Don't Care, Art Gallery of Ontario
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2017

Propped, Oakville Galleries
Oakville, Canada, Installation | 2017

OLD NEWS / NEW RULES , A.I.R. Gallery
Brooklyn, U.S.A., Video | 2017

Epic Fail, Platform: center for photographic + digital arts
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2017

Punching Up, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase College
Purchase, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2017

The Mehra's Special, The Tallest Poppy
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2017

Melt, The Forks
Winnipeg, Canada, Sculpture | 2017

Yonder | Tour
University of Waterloo Art Gallery | Waterloo, Canada, Installation | 2017
Koffler Gallery | Toronto, Canada | 2016

Dying in Public, Vtape
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2016

It’s Gonna Rain, The New Gallery Calgary
Canada, Installation | 2016 *Solo Exhibition

Utopia is No Place, Utopia is Process, Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College
Bennington, U.S.A., Video | 2016

A Putting Down of Roots, Gallery 1C03, University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2015

CUSTOM MADE | Tsitslem te stem te ck’ultens-kuc, Kamloops Art Gallery
Kamloops, Canada, Installation | 2015

A Curious Blindness, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Gallery,
Columbia University
New York, U.S.A., Installation | 2015

Streaming, Schleifmühlgasse
Vienna, Austria, Installation | 2015

Between Us, The Banff Centre
Banff, Canada, Installation | 2015

Oh, Canada, Tour
Glenbow Museum | Calgary, Canada | 2015
Confederation Center | Charlottetown, Canada | 2014
MASS MoCA | North Adams, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2012

Exercises for Precarious Living, Vtape
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2015

Without You I'm Nothing (Eating the Other), window
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2015 *Solo Exhibition

You Can't Win Them All, Ladies & Gentlemen: Winnipeg, Library Gallery
Winnipeg, Canada, Sculpture | 2014

Emerald City, The Gateway Center
Newark, U.S.A., Installation | 2014

I never asked to be a role model, Georgia Scherman Projects
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2014

Tragedy Plus Time, Dunlop Art Gallery
Regina, Canada, Installation | 2014

They Made A Day Be A Day Here | Tour
School of Art Gallery | Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2014
Mendel Art Gallery | Saskatoon, Canada | 2014
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie | Grande Prairie, Canada | 2013

The Real Academy Leader, Adere and Deny
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2014

Disfiguring Identity: Art, Migration and Exile Symposium, Surrey Art Gallery
Surrey, Canada, Video | 2014

Pouring Water on a Drowning Man, Georgia Scherman Projects
Toronto, Canada, Installation | 2014 *Solo Exhibition

The Least Orthodox Goddess, Gallery 151
New York, U.S.A., Installation | 2013

Stockpile, Luminato Festival
Toronto, Canada, Installation | 2013 *Commission

Art Breaks, Creative Time, MoMA PS1, MTV
MTV Networks Worldwide, Video | 2012 - 2013 *Commission

Six Degrees, Platform: center for photographic + digital arts
Winnipeg, Canada, Installation | 2013

New Prairie Cinema & WNDX Collective, Cinémathèque québécoise
Montréal, Canada, Video | 2013

Women Performing Women, Gallery 1C03
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2013

Salaam Bombay, Tour
Twelve Gates Gallery | Philadelphia, U.S.A., Photography | 2013
ART ASIA Miami | Miami, U.S.A. | 2012

FREE (or best offer), Ed Video Gallery
Guelph, Canada, Sculpture | 2012

Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein
Bielefeld, Germany, Video | 2012

You have to tell Them, i'm not a Racist., La Maison Des Artistes
Winnipeg, Canada, Sculpture | 2012 *Solo Exhibition

And the falchion passed through his neck, Latitude 28
New Delhi, India, Video | 2011

The Party is Over, Artspeak
Vancouver, Canada, Sculpture | 2011 *Solo Exhibition

DIASPORASIE, articule
Montréal, Canada, Video | 2011

SHIFT - Electronic Arts Festival, SHIFT Concert Hall
Basel, Switzerland, Video | 2011

take me to your leader, lead me to your taker, SAW Gallery
Ottawa, Canada, Sculpture | 2011

Left, Aicon Gallery
New York, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2010

Monitor, Cinematheque
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2010

WNDX Festival of Film And Video Art, Cinematheque
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2010

Digression, Hendershot Gallery
New York, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2010

Turf War., Platform: center for photographic + digital arts
Winnipeg, Canada | 2010 *Solo Exhibition | Commission

Vidéos de femmes dans le parc, GIV
Montréal, Canada, Video | 2010

Intermixamania, Plug In ICA
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2010

Structures Within an Intervention, The Guild Gallery
New York, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2010

Monitor 6, NFB Mediatheque
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2010

A Wild Gander, BRIC Contemporary Art
Brooklyn, U.S.A., Video + Sculpture | 2010 *Commission

Beautiful Dreamers, Vancity Theatre
Vancouver, Canada, Video | 2010

The Interruption, SCOPE Art Fair Lincoln Center
New York, U.S.A., Performance | 2010

Escape | Tour
Smart Projects Space | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Video | 2010
Harvestworks DMAC | New York, U.S.A. | 2009
Eyelevel Gallery | Halifax, Canada
Eastern Edge Gallery | St. John's, Canada
Gallery Homeland | Portland, U.S.A.
Helen Pitt Gallery | Vancouver, Canada

Domestic Policy, The Guild Gallery
New York, U.S.A., Sculpture | 2009

Beijing 798 Biennale, 798 Art Zone
Beijing, China, Video | 2009

Contemporary Indian Art of The Diaspora | Tour
Queens Museum of Art | Queens, U.S.A. | Video | 2009
Consulate General of India | New York, U.S.A.
Asian Contemporary Art Week | New York, U.S.A.
Dowd Gallery | Cortland, U.S.A.

Reply-All, Art Metropole | SAVAC
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2009 *Commission

I Have Not Painted In A Year., The Suburban
Chicago, U.S.A., Photography | 2009

SMITHUMENTA, Bond Street Studio
Brooklyn, U.S.A., Video/Drawing | 2009

Wonder What The Others Are Up To?, Gallery OED
Cochin, India, Video | 2009

Brooklyn Is Burning, Monkey Town
Brooklyn, U.S.A., Video | 2009

WNDX Festival of Film And Video Art, Cinematheque
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2008

Fabulous Festival of Fringe Film, Durham Art Gallery
Durham, Canada, Video | 2008

The New Academy, Robert Lehman Art Center
North Andover, U.S.A., Video | 2008

Vidéos de femmes dans le parc, GIV
Montréal, Canada, Video | 2008

Images Festival, Joseph Workman Theatre
Toronto, Canada, Video | 2008

The Leisure Suite, Leroy Neiman Gallery
New York, U.S.A., Photography | 2008

Posers: Performing A Fictional Self for Video, Eastern Edge Gallery
St.John's, Canada, Video | 2008

Camera Free Screening, Cinematheque
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2008

21 | Tour
A Space | Toronto, Canada | Video | 2007
Dunlop Art Gallery | Regina, Canada
Paved Arts | Saskatoon, Canada

Divya Mehra Video Works 2002-2007, Plug In ICA
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2007

In The Blink of An Eye, Winnipeg Art Gallery
Winnipeg, Canada, Video | 2007 *Commission

Photophobia 8, Art Gallery of Hamilton
Hamilton, Canada, Video | 2006

Divya Mehra Video Works, colour school, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada, Video | 2006

Artist Talks & Panel Discussions

Flotilla Atlantic | 2017
Centrepiece Speaker | artist talk
Holland College, Charlottetown, Canada

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 2017
Stages: Drawing the Curtain | artist talk
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada

Purchase College SUNY | 2017
Punching Up | artist talk
Visual Arts Building, Room 1016, Purchase, U.S.A.

Brandon University | 2017
Visual Artist Speaking Series | artist talk
Art Gallery of Southern Manitoba, Brandon, Canada

The Koffler Centre of the Arts | 2016
Yonder | artist talk
Koffler Gallery, Toronto, Canada

University of Winnipeg | 2015
A Putting Down of Roots | artist talk
Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg, Canada

NSCAD University | 2014
Visiting Artist Lectures | artist talk
D500 Boardroom, Halifax, Canada

Dunlop Art Gallery | 2014
Tragedy Plus Time | artist talk
Dunlop Art gallery, Regina, Canada

Art Metropole | 2014
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man | artist talk & book launch
Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada

Georgia Scherman Projects | 2014
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man | artist talk
Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada

Luminato Festival | 2013
Stockpile | panel discussion
David Pecaut Square, Toronto, Canada

University of Winnipeg | 2013
Women Performing Women | discussion & screening
Gallery 1C03, Winnipeg, Canada

Creative Time, MoMA PS1, MTV | 2012
Art Breaks | discussion & screening
Viacom Headquarters in Times Square, New York, U.S.A.

Parsons The New School for Design | 2012
Advanced Projects | Studio Class | artist talk
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, U.S.A.

Artspeak | 2011
Artist discussion with Randy Lee Cutler
Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada

Emily Carr: University of Art + Design | 2011
The Photographic Studio | Studio Class | artist talk
Emily Carr: University of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada

Mentoring Artists for Women's Art | 2011
Painfully Indian | artist talk
MAWA Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

University of Winnipeg | 2011
South Asian Diaspora Since 1800 | artist talk
University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

University of Manitoba | 2011
Conceptual Self Portraits | panel: Suzy Lake, Elizabeth Legge, Divya Mehra
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

South Asian Visual Arts Center | 2010
Monitor 6 | panel discussion: Cameron Bailey, Srimoyee Mitra, Divya Mehra
Artspace, Cinematheque, Winnipeg, Canada

Platform: center for photographic + digital arts | 2010
Turf War. | artist talk
Artspace, Platform Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

South Asian Visual Arts Center | 2010
Monitor 6 | panel discussion: Richard Fung, Roger Sinha, Divya Mehra
NFB Mediatheque, Toronto, Canada

South Asian Women's Creative Collective | 2009
Domestic Policy | panel discussion
The Guild Art Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

University of Manitoba | 2009
Art Now | Art History Class | artist talk
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Indo-American Arts Council | 2009
Erasing Borders | Indian Art of The Diaspora | panel discussion
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, U.S.A.

South Asian Women's Creative Collective | 2009
SAWCC Slide Slam | artist talk
Asian American Writers Workshop, New York, U.S.A.

Select Press

Vidal Wu
Divya Mehra Undoes White on White | Fall 2017
Canadian Art Online | 21/09/17 | Toronto, Canada

Merray Gerges
16 Art Shows to See This Fall | Fall 2017
Canadian Art Online | 21/09/17| Toronto, Canada

Natalie Haddad
Making Art from a City's Isolation
Hyperallergic | 03/09/17 | New York, U.S.A.

Chris Hampton
Inside 'Propped', an art show about the objects that shape us | Fall 2017
CBC Arts | 22/08/17 | Toronto, Canada

Kate Brown
What Does the Remarkable Shortlist for the 2017 Sobey Art Awards Say About the Changing Canadian Art Scene? | Fall 2017
artnet news | 21/08/17 | Toronto, Canada

Jacqueline Bell
Reflections on three works by Divya Mehra | Spring 2017
C Magazine | Issue # 133 | Toronto, Canada

Letch Kinloch
Winnipeg Report: The Slippage of Memory | Spring 2017
Canadian Art Online | 15/03/17 | Toronto, Canada

Solomon Nagler & Angela Henderson
Divya Mehra: It’s Gonna Rain | Spring 2017
Border Crossings Magazine | Issue # 141 | Winnipeg, Canada

Aaditya Aggarwal
In “Yonder,” Migrant Flight Speaks to Land | Spring 2017
Canadian Art Online | 09/02/17 | Toronto, Canada

Sarah Todd
Divya Mehra at The New Gallery | Fall 2016
Akimbo |Akimblog 28/09/16 | Toronto, Canada

Yaniya Lee
The Politics of Neutral Citizenship in Canadian Art Criticism | Spring 2016
C Magazine | Issue # 128 | Toronto, Canada

Steven Cottingham
Divya Mehra and Talk is Cheap: Our Broken Tongues | Spring 2015
Canadian Art Online | 26/04/15 | Toronto, Canada

John G Hampton
Culturally Contentious | Fall/Winter 2014
Magenta Magazine | 5th Anniversary Issue | Toronto, Canada

Aryen Hoekstra
Divya Mehra: Pouring Water on a Drowning Man | Fall 2014
Border Crossings Magazine | Issue # 131 | Winnipeg, Canada

Leah Sandals
Divya Mehra Troubles Stereotypes in Toronto | Spring 2014
Canadian Art Online | 27/03/14 | Toronto, Canada

Joseph Henry
Divya Mehra on “Quit India” and Her Dark Comedy
Blouin ARTINFO Canada | 16/10/13 | Motreal, Canada

Samuel Jablon
Divya Mehra’s Tragicomedy of Failure
Hyperallergic | 03/10/13 | New York, U.S.A.

Anna Lazowski
Two Winnipeg artists nominated for Sobey Art Award
CBC Scene | 22/04/13 | Winnipeg, Canada

Katy Donoghue
Artist to Watch | Spring 2013
WhiteWall Magazine | 14/03/13 | New York, U.S.A.

Robert Enright
The Success of Failure | Spring 2013
Border Crossings Magazine | Issue # 125 | Winnipeg, Canada

Suhair Khan
Artists Breaking Out
Vogue India | 04/02/13 | Delhi, India

Robin Cembalest
Them's the Breaks
ARTnews | 08/01/13 | New York, U.S.A.

Brian Boucher
MTV Unveils New Art Breaks Videos
Art in America | 15/11/12 | New York, U.S.A.

Amy Fung
Reviews: The Party is Over. | Spring 2012
Canadian Art Magazine | Volume 29 # 1 | Toronto, Canada

Steven Leyden Cochrane
Playing the race card (and winning)
Uptown Magazine | 16/02/12 | Winnipeg, Canada

Kevin Griffin
Divya Mehra: Gandhi Meets N.W.A.
Vancouver Sun | 04/01/12 | Vancouver, Canada

Allison Gilmor
Of Interest: Turf War. | Winter 2011
BlackFlash Magazine | Issue # 28.2 | Regina, Canada

Pamila Matharu
Knee Deep in Multi-Culti Splendour | Winter 2011
The Art gallery of York University Studio Blog | Toronto, Canada

Cliff Eyland
2010 Critics' Picks | Winter 2010
Akimbo | Akimblog 12/14/10 | Toronto, Canada

Natasha Bissonauth
Both Teams Cannot Win | Winter 2010
C Magazine | Issue # 108 | Toronto, Canada

Allison Gilmor
Artist Makes Political Point in a Big, Big Way | September 2010
Winnipeg Free Press | Winnipeg, Canada

Sandee Moore
Divya Mehra is the Real Deal | Fall 2010
Uptown Magazine | Winnipeg, Canada

Stacey Duff
Three To See | Fall 2009
Time Out Beijing | Beijing, China

Shawna Dempsey
The Importance of Being Divya | February 2009
No More Potlucks Online Print Journal | Issue # 2 | Toronto, Canada

Artist Books & Select Publications

Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
Divya Mehra, 2014
As We Try & Sleep Press (WPG): Print.
ISBN 978-0-9783946-8-4

Tragedy Plus Time, I laughed, I cried, I Split My Side
Jennifer Matotek & Tarin Hughes, 2014
Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina) & black dog publishing (London): Print.
ISBN 978-191-0-43329-4

Quit, India.
Divya Mehra, 2013
Artspeak (VAN) & Platform (WPG): Print.
ISBN 978-0-9697675-8-9

They Made A Day Be A Day Here
Amy Fung, 2013
Art Gallery of Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie) & Mendel (Saskatoon): Print.
ISBN 978-0-9877278-3-1

Oh, Canada
Denise Markonish, 2013
MASS MoCA (North Adams) & MIT Press (Cambridge): Print.
ISBN 978-0-262-01835-7

Grants & Awards

Sobey Art Award, Short List | 2017

Canada Council for the Arts, Long Term Grant to Artists | 2016

Manitoba Arts Council, Production A Grant | 2016

Winnipeg Arts Council, Individual Artist A Grant | 2016

Glenfiddich Art Award, Short List | 2015

Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant | 2014

Manitoba Arts Council, Major Arts Grant | 2014

Manitoba Arts Council, Brooklyn Visual Arts Residency | 2014

Sobey Art Award, Long List | 2014

Manitoba Arts Council, Travel Grant | 2014

Sobey Art Award, Long List | 2013

Winnipeg Arts Council, Making A Mark Award Nominee | 2013

The Banff Center, Brenda & Jamie Mackie Fellowship | 2012

Winnipeg Arts Council, Travel Grant | 2012

Manitoba Arts Council, Travel Grant | 2011

Canada Council for the Arts, Project Grant | 2011

Winnipeg Foundation, Commissioning Grant | 2010

Winnipeg Arts Council, Commissioning Grant | 2009

Columbia University, Merit Scholarship | 2007

Columbia University, Dean's Fellowship | 2007

Ellen Gelman, Endowed Fellowship | 2007

Manitoba Arts Council, Grant | 2007

Columbia University, Merit Scholarship | 2006

Columbia University, Dean's Fellowship | 2006

Lila Wallace Reader's Digest, Endowed Scholarship | 2006

Winnipeg Arts Council, Commissioning Grant | 2006

Manitoba Arts Council, Grant | 2006

National Film Board of Canada, Reel Diversity Film Grant | 2005

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, Plug In ICA | Winnipeg 2010 - 2016

Chair, Plug In ICA Annual Fundraising Gala | Winnipeg 2011 - 2016

Curatorial Collective, WNDX Festival | Winnipeg 2011 - 2015