DEVIKA BILIMORIA

Currently working and living in Narrm/Melbourne.


//EDUCATION

2017                Internship at L’Observatoire International, New York City

2007                Bachelor of Fine Arts(Photography), RMIT, Melbourne, Australia 

2006                Associate Arts Degree with Tasmania University, Tibetan Philosophy, India

2005                Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

1995-Now       Bharatalaya Dance Academy, Indian classical dance in Bharata-Natyam & Odissi


//AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2018                Finalist, Bowness Photography Award, Monash Gallery of Art

2018                Risk Residency, Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre, Victoria 

2018                Finalist, Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

2016                Finalist, Nillumbik Art Prize, Montsalvat, Victoria

2015                Finalist, Macquarie Digital Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, ACT

2015                Finalist, Bowness Photography Award, Monash Gallery of Art

2012                Winner, Best Animal Image, Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 


//SOLO

2018                Murti, Mapping Melbourne Festival, Testing-Grounds, December 

2016                Seventh Gallery Night Window, Melbourne July

2016                Murti, Adelaide Fringe Festival, NACC, March

2015                Murti, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Blender Studios, Melbourne, October

2014                Discs, Atomica, Fitzroy Melbourne, June

2014                Discs, Middle of the Air, Melbourne, Australia, February 

2013                Distant Relative, Red Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, July

2009                Loops of Love, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Monkey Bar, Melbourne, September

2009                Loops of Love, Silvan Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand, May

2009                Loops of Love, Chicks, Dunedin, New Zealand, April

2008                Forever And Eternity Are At Work, And Have No Time For Us, Allery Exhibition, Melbourne

2008                You Can’t Feel What You Look Like With Your Face, Allery Exhibition, Melbourne, July

2008                From Dosa To Paint Thinner – The Air Was Once Tasty, Allery, Melbourne, June


//GROUP

2018                Bowness Photography Prize, FINALIST, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, October

2018                Nillumbik Art Prize, FINALIST, Montsalvat, Eltham June

2017                Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, November 

2017                Return Flight MEL>EDI, The Number Shop - Studio Gallery, Edinburgh, June

2017                Return Flight MEL>EDI, Federation Square, Atrium, Melbourne, May

2017                Melbourne Central Art Loop - Series 3: issues of Tomorrow, Mars Gallery, June

2017                Media Hype, c3 Contemporary Art Gallery, Melbourne, February

2016                Nillumbik Art Prize, FINALIST, Montsalvat, Eltham June 

2015                Bowness Photography Prize, FINALIST, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, October

2015                Macquarie Digital Portrait Award, FINALIST, National Portrait Gallery, ACT, August

2015                Entry, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, February

2013                Sandy: Devastation, Document, Drive, Powerhouse Arena, NYC, March

2013                Entry, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, February

2012                Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, November

2012                Moreland Summer Show, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, November

2012                Entry, Brunswick Arts, Melbourne, February

2010                Women’s Salon, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne, February

2009                Windows and Frames, Melbourne, October 

2009                The Pigeon Hole Gallery: Exhibition No.4, Melbourne, October

2009                The Pigeon Hole Gallery: Exhibition No.3, Melbourne, May

2009                Conduit, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, April

2009                The Pigeon Hole Gallery: Exhibition No.2, Melbourne

2009                The Pigeon Hole Gallery: Exhibition No.1, Melbourne, February

2008                 Small works, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, June

2007                 How The Light Gets In, RMIT 3rd Year Exhibition, Red Gallery, Melbourne, November

2007                 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, May

2006                 Hysteria, RMIT 1st Year Exhibition, Kerala Gallery, Melbourne, November


//PERFORMANCES

2018                H:O:M:E Immersive Installation, Mapping Melbourne Festival, Blender Projekt Space, Docklands

2017                Resonant Lines, Mapping Melbourne, NIDA, South Bank

2017                Mokita, Hillscene Live Festival, Birdsland Reserve, Belgrave Heights, Victoria 

2017                The Thing We Share, with The High Focus Institute, Burning Man, Nevada Desert 

2016                H:O:M:E, TiNA Festival, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 

2015                Adasha Yama, Tribe Company, ReGrowth Festival, ACT

2013                Mariamman, Dance-Drama, Darebin Arts Centre, Melbourne 

2012                Light in Winter Festival - Walking Through Words - Federation Square,Melbourne

2001                Bharata-Natyam Arangetram - Solo Debut, Alexander Theatre, Monash, Melbourne

1991-15          14 Bharata-Natyam annual shows -  Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Dance


//PUBLICATION

2017                 Fluidity, Return Flight MEL>EDI


//ARTS RELATED INDUSTRY /VOLUNTEERING / MEMBERSHIP

2011-Now       Freelance Photographer - tiltimages.com

2016                Vice President of JAIA –Jambudivpa Association for Indian Arts

2015-Now       Life Model - Life Modeling Society Melbourne Member

2014                 Invited to document an expeditionin Northern Canada’s Arctic Circle, Baffin Island

2011-Now        Photographer for Ondru

2010-13           Managed Pigeon Hole Arts studio in Brunswick East Melbourne

2010                 Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Volunteer, Melbourne

2006-10          Center of Contemporary Photography, Volunteer, Melbourne



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