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Installation, Performance & Visual Art

“My arts-based research uses personal narratives and a deep re-looking towards my own lived memories to untangle threads of trauma, melancholy, and isolation, feelings that have been forbidden.I translate my memories to create pathways for self-healing and for the healing of an invisible community of survivors. The close observation and engagement with the agony of grief work inform my process. The focus is to look beyond the distractions of the conspicuous to the potential that is created through a dialogue with writing, painting, installation, and performance with shadows. The shadow is the repository of all the denied aspects of our lives. Having felt this dire urge to belong, I situate my work in relational aesthetics; Bourriaud’s theory of Relational Aesthetics opens a space for the viewers to become a part of the artwork by inviting conversation about these emotions that are socially unacceptable. We emphasize the damage these stigmatized emotions cause because we despise them but what we forget to acknowledge is how our bodies learn to bloom in all that gloom.”

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Vridhhi is an interdisciplinary artist from Delhi, based in Toronto. As an arts-based researcher, she draws from personal narratives and uses performative art to translate personal trauma into whimsical and tangible art. Her work honors the resilience of victims and survivors and how trauma bodies find ways to bloom in the gloom. Through her art, she engages viewers in conversations grounding her work in relational aesthetics.
OCAD U - Graduate Studies
Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design (MA, MDes and MFA)
Major Completed, 2022
Srishti School of Art & Design
Visual Communication
Major Completed, 2017

Painting Performance Installation Mask Making Drawing Storytelling

2022, MUSE by Method
Mumbai, India
2020, Dean's Scholarship
2020, The Future Systems Entrance Scholarship