2019 Artists: Smriti Mehra, like Dadima


Photo by Ronan Haughton.

Smriti Mehra is a video artist from Bangalore, India. She earned her MFA in Media Art from NSCAD University at Halifax in Canada.

Her most recent project embarks upon remembrance, which is also the meaning of her name. She ventures into this territory in an attempt to not leave unnoticed the deep imprints of those closest to her. She acknowledges that her memories are fraught with biases, gaps, fictions and fact but what she attempts to stay true to is the emotion paired with the fragments and a newer understanding of her relationships. She is both a purveyor of information, and storyteller and is challenged by taking the mundane & every day and unravelling & reassembling these details into visible intricacies.

She has taught at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, where she studied as an undergraduate and she continues to teach in London, England where she is currently based.

Her work has been shown widely internationally.  See her latest work in Goderich on March 23 as part of New Histories/ Old Roots. 

You can follow Smriti at www.smritimehra.com and on @Instagram.