I acknowledge the traditional custodians of where I now breathe and grow. I pay my respects to the peoples of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the Kulin Nations - elders past, present and emerging. The sovereignty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has never been ceded.
Devika Bilimoria is a multi-disciplinary artist and photographer based in Naarm (Melbourne) contributing to convolutions of shifting bodies, boundaries and cultures through practices of image making, performance and installation.
Trained in Bharata Natyam and Odissi at the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Indian Dance since 1995, and enmeshed with both a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT, Devika re-examines the construction of bodies and experiences of migrated post-colonial South-Asian classical dance and culture. Furthermore, their site-responsive practice engages ethical and philosophical conundrums of the charged nexus of body/earth and cosmic relations complicated through bodily movement and video technology.
As a part of the interdisciplinary arts collective L&NDLESS, alongside co-founders Luna Mrozik-Gawler and Nithya Iyer, Devika has performed, written and co-devised several works. These works included a four-hour durational performance considering memories of place entitled H:O:M:E (2018) with sound design by Amy Hanley, commissioned as part of the Mapping Melbourne, and a seven-hour durational live art work exploring communal grief and ritual in the time of climate crisis entitled MOKITA (HillsceneLIVE 2017).
Devika is an active freelance photographer, and is currently a teacher at Photography Studies College, South Melbourne.
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