Divya is an interdisciplinary artist interested in exploring femininity, memory and bending binaries around gender and cultural identity. Her work touches on gender based violence, the abuse of the individual and more broadly, feminism and human rights. Exploring personal states and ideas of self-representation, the work encompasses text, drawing, painting, bronze sculpture and video. 

Education 

2016 – 18       MA Contemporary Art Practice, Critical Practice Pathway - Royal College of Art (Distinction) 

2013 – 16       BA (Hons) Fine Art - Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

2011 –  12       Foundation diploma in Art and Design - University of the Arts London 

2010               BA in Odissi Classical Dance - Pracheen Kala Kendra, India (Distinction) 

 

 

Exhibitions 

 

2021               Sheroes-Revoluciones 2.0, London, UK (virtual) 

2020              Exit, Ugly Duck, London, UK 

Women’s Herstory Month Sheroes - Revoluciones, Ugly Duck, London, UK (Initiative by Lon-art,

funded by the Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund)

Artist Against Abuse, The Shoe Factory Social Club, Norwich, UK 

Pratibimb, Open Palm Court Gallery at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India 

 

2019                Sheroes - Revoluciones, Ugly Duck, London, UK 

(Funded by the Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund)

 

2018                Contemporary Art Practice Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

2017                WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK 

 

2016​                Show 1, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

 

2015                Wayfinding, supported by Bridget Riley Art Foundation, British Museum, London, UK

 CSM Come, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2014                Psychoanalysis and Art: Freud’s interpretation of dreams, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

 

2012                Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Show, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK

Awards, Publication & Residency 

2021                 'Sheroes Prize' Winner (organised by Lon-art Creative, funded by the Arts Council England)

2020               Cel del Nord, Spain

2019                Women: Inspiring Quotes & Artistic Responses by Nicola Wild and Andy Wild 

2018                Distinction for the dissertation, “Representation of genitalia in Visual Art; Indian and European Art                                                     Culture” (Royal College of Art)  

2016                 Big Dance, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

                          (Dance choreographed by Akram Khan, music composed by Nitin Sawhney)

2015                Modelled for Mondcivitano Project by Jamie McCartney, UK 

Relevant Work Experience 

 

BBC World Service English, Royal Commonwealth Society, Royal Academy, Tate Modern, Somerset House,

London Art Fair, India Art Fair