Smriti Mehra is an artist and educator from Bangalore, India. Moving image forms a large part of her practice. As a storyteller, she employs ethnographic research methods to unearth local perspectives in her non-fiction practice.
Interacting with Bangalore’s ever-changing, ever-growing residents with their multi- lingual, cultural, economic backgrounds she has become a mapmaker of sorts. Mapping the desires, hopes, needs, dreams and disparities of this city from her vantage point has been born out of a desire to establish reference points for her own personal memories. She is both a purveyor of information, and storyteller and like the mapmaker challenged by taking the mundane and every day and unravelling and reassembling these details into visible intricacies.
Her work deals with issues of labour, material culture, identity and memory and has shown widely internationally.
Mehra earned her MFA in Media Art from NSCAD University at Halifax in Canada with a scholarship from the AAUW Educational Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Centre for Experimental Media Art and has taught at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
She is currently the year-one leader of BA Fine Art: Photography as well as a senior lecturer working across Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts.
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