Devika Bilimoria is a Narrm (Melbourne) based artist contributing to convolutions of shifting bodies, boundaries and cultures through image making, performance and installation. Trained in Bharata Natyam at the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Indian Dance, alongside a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Fine Arts (Photography) at RMIT, Devika enlists movement practices and video technology to complicate notions of identity, orientation, and, the nexus of body and earth. Their work has been selected for the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (2015,2018), the Nillumbik Art Prize (2016, 2018) and the Macquarie Digital Portrait Award (2015) screening at the National Portrait Gallery. Devika is a freelance photographer and is currently a Lecturer at Photography Studies College.
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.