Profile: Smriti Mehra Artist Last Update:April 5, 2018

Smriti Mehra, Banquet (still), 2015, video 14:00min in We Look at Animals Because, 2017, Critical Distance Centre for Curators.

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.