Divya Mehra (BFA Honors University of Manitoba, School of Art, Winnipeg, MB; MFA Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY) Mehra’s practice draws from experiences of displacement, cultural conventions, and hybridization, infusing a biting wit in the execution of her projects. Connecting political and religious icons with popular Hip­Hop culture, Mehra examines cross­cultural appropriations and the parallels between family tension and nationalistic conflict. Her work investigates the construction and misrepresentation of cultural identity while making reference to layered divisions and the disparity and exploitation of power. Her work has been included in a number of exhibitions and screenings across North America and overseas, most notably with Creative Time, MoMA PS1, MTV, and The Queens Museum of Art, (NY), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Art Asia (Miami), Platform: centre for photographic + digital arts and Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Artspeak (Vancouver), Images Festival (Toronto), Groupe Intervention Video (Montreal), The Beijing 798 Biennale (Beijing, China), Bielefelder Kunstverein (Germany), and Latitude 28 (India). Recent articles, interviews, and reviews featuring her work have appeared in print and online: The New York Times, Art in America, Vogue India, BlackFlash, C Magazine, PostPacificPost Blog, AGYU Studio Blog, Canadian Art, The Vancouver Sun, The National Post, and The Winnipeg Free Press. Mehra currently divides her time between Winnipeg, Delhi, and New York.