Devika Bilimoria (b.1985, Ba Fiji) is a Narrm/Melbourne based photographer, visual and performance artist who explores multiplicities and temporalities of body and land through site-responsive movement, repetition and digital technology. 

Devika's practice aims to articulate and shift markers of sociopolitical territories by queering/inverting dominant cultural narratives through an embodied approach. Utilising materials such as paint, her body, land/earth and digital data, Devika reconsiders South-Asian rituals of post-colonial migration, the construction of bodies within classical Indian dance and binary relationships to earth. 

Devika's education spans from both a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies and Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT, to Bharatanatyam and Odissi training at the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Indian Dance in Melbourne since 1995. In 2018 Devika undertook the Darebin Arts Centre Risk Residency, where she challenged her embodied relationship to Bharatnatyam through video and performance.

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 her professional photographic services visit TILT IMAGES

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