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I acknowledge the traditional custodians where I breathe and grow. I pay my respects to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, to elders past, present and emerging. The sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has never been ceded.

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Devika Bilimoria (b.1985, Ba Fiji) is based in Melbourne, where they contribute to dialogues of shifting territories, bodies and cultures. Their multidisciplinary arts practice  explores multiplicities, inversions and temporalities of body, image and environment with the mediums of video, photography, performance and installation.


With improvised site-responsive movement, repetition and digital manipulation, Devika endeavours to conjure the charged nexus of body/earth through a tactile practice. Devika's body-based captivations arise from her Bharata Natyam training in Melbourne at the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Indian Dance since 1995. This community of thinkers and creators, along-side both a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT, has brought Devika to reconsider South-Asian dance and rituals of post-colonial migration and the construction of bodies within/out classical Indian dance. In 2018 Devika undertook the Darebin Arts Centre Risk Residency, where she challenged her embodied relationship to Bharatnatyam through video and embodied reversal.


Devika has been a finalist for the Bowness Photography Prize 2015 and 2018, the Nillumbik Prize 2016 and 2018, and in 2015 her debut video art piece An Arctic Time Signature screening at the National Portrait Gallery for the Macquarie Digital Portrait Award.


Devika is a co-founder of the arts collective L&NDLESS with Luna Mrozik-Gawler and Nithya Iyer, and has been an active freelance photographer in Australia since 2011. 


For Devika's professional photographic services visit TILT IMAGES











info@devikabilimoria.com

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