Zoya Chaudhary is a multidisciplinary visual artist born in India in 1982, and a resident of Singapore for the last nine years. She works across mediums including installation, video, cut-out collage & painting. Chaudhary’s practice focuses perception and fragmentation in today’s media informed world. Her works begin with the personal, and then build to consider ways the personal interacts with larger public narrative. Her works largely question boundaries and distinctions — such as those between social classes, genders, political leanings in the realms of society and culture.
Chaudhary graduated with MA in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London in 2021. Since her parents were from a theatre background she spent her formative years watching, performing and designing for several theatre productions. She has been exhibiting her art works in several group exhibitions and art fairs in Singapore and the Netherlands since. ¬
Over the years, in parallel with her professional career in visual design, she has been experimenting with a wide variety of media, including painting, graphics and performance in her process of self-exploration. From 1999-2007, Zoya also had the chance to be involved in various aspects of theatre, from performance to set design to costumes, along with some very eminent names in Indian theatre. Zoya’s current body of works is an amalgamation of all that she has gathered from her various experiences.
Her exhibit with us is titled Web of Memories, an artwork made from TOI paper sheets pasted on canvas made in the year 2021-22. To dramatically reinforce the art fest’s theme which is visual narration of India’s art story since 1850s, the artist has used TOI paper sheets and art auction catalogues as medium. She has skilfully sculpted and carved delicate patterns of spider web. Using an optical device, we have projected TOI archival material on this web.