Smriti Mehra is a video artist. Interacting with Bangalore’s ever changing, ever-growing residents with their multilingual, cultural, economic backgrounds, she has become a mapmaker of sorts. The idea of mapping the desires, hopes, needs, dreams and disparities of this city from her particular vantage point has been born out of her desire to establish reference points for her own personal memories.
She is both a purveyor of information, and a storyteller, and is like the mapmaker challenged by taking the mundane and everyday, and unraveling & reassembling these details into visible intricacies.
Smriti earned an MFA from NSCAD University in Canada and her works have been screened worldwide.
EXHIBITION: We Look at Animals BecauseJanuary 25, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Critical Distance is pleased to present We Look at Animals Because, an exhibition that gazes on animality. Presented in partnership with South Asian Visual Arts Centre (SAVAC), the exhibition features works by Quratulain Butt, Khaled Hourani, Maha Maamoun, Smriti Mehra, Huma Mulji, Ed Panar, Alex Sheriff, and Andrea Luka Zimmerman, and curated by Toleen Touq and Nahed Mansour.Find out more