Niv is a socially engaged artist working across mediums like video, performance, education and sound. She is currently thinking about the intersections of self-awareness, traditional wisdom, ecological care, queerness and collective resilience as modes to help heal the land (and all that it holds).
Her practice centers around creating art as a social form, producing collaborative relationships and experiences of togetherness (with humans and non-humans alike).
She facilitates workshops on traditional medicine, mindful embodiment, deep listening and art-making for all ages (kids, teens, young adults and adults) - guiding on more resilient and attuned ways of being. Her workshops are built upon the foundations of inclusivity, reciprocal care, compassion and humility; and deeply informed by Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and the Gaga movement language. For example, Mūla Workshops, Yoga/Art for Kids and Teens, Ayurvedic Fundamentals, the Compassionate Movement Workshop and more.
Through making, doing and facilitating, she asks three key questions:
How do we make art in environments that are in crisis?
How do we more meaningfully embody the values of care and compassion?
Where did we come from? Where are we going?