Originally from New Delhi and Mangalore in India, I live and work across the world. I am pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts, as well as an Ayurvedic Clinical Practice Diploma at the Kerala Academy of Ayurveda. I have a B.A. degree in Economics and Public Policy from UC Berkeley, and have previously worked as a content creator, DJ/visual artist and organizer within the alternative nightlife industry. Key events include azúcar audio-visual dance parties + Mūla Workshops.

 

You can join my weekly Pranayama and Meditation classes here. These sessions focus on using the breath to relieve the body of tension, cleanse the body of toxins, build an awareness of life-force, and find stillness in the chaos. Niv believes the breath to be a powerful political tool that can be used to redistribute power, generate solidarity, and raise broken spirits. 

For Ayurvedic Consultations please contact Niv directly on WeChat: niviniv or Whatsapp: +57 319 665 3656 for more information.

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Exhibitions

 

Besitos x (2021) | Video Installation

Altamart Exposition, Santa Marta | Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2022

 

Seed, Play and Unite (2021) | Zine Publication and Workshops

Cement Fondu Zine Exchange, Sydney | Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021

107 Projects Co-Working Space, Sydney | Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021

ARC @ University of New South Wales Art and Design School | Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021

Waverley Woollahra Art School + WeArt Collective Space, Sydney | Jan 15 - June 29, 2021

 

In Conversation with the Black Bean Tree (2021) | Video Installation

Well Meaning Beings at PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco | Sep 3 - Dec 15, 2021

 

Within the Rock Pools of North Bondi (2020) | Video Installation

Akwatik at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam | Feb 17, 2022

Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta | Nov 14-21, 2021

CCA@CCA Pandemic Time Capsule Zine, Digital | 2021

415 Public Gallery, San Francisco | May 2021 - May 2022

Shopfront Arts ELEVATE Festival, Sydney | Dec 11-12, 2020

 

CREATION: The Dance (2020) | Choreography, Live Performance and Video Installation [A collaborative piece led by Deborah Kelly]

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney | April 15 - July 15, 2021

Carriageworks x PerformanceSpace LIVEWORKS Festival, Sydney | October 24, 2020

 

Independent Workshops (2019-2021)

Transition Bondi Inner Circle + Arts Panel, Sydney | April 31, 2021

Queer Skate Research Lab, Sydney | May 19 and 24, 2021

The Drill Hall x Critical Path, Sydney | Feb 10, 2021

FriedRice NYC, Shenzhen | Dec 8, 2019

Mūla Workshops at OIL, Shenzhen | 2018 - 2019

 

真实 (real, reality) (2019) | Video Installation

Arbre Art Gallery, Shenzhen | Nov 8, 2019 - Feb 8, 2020

10,000 Green Art Fair, Shenzhen | 2019

 

Residencies | Awards

Barclay Simpson MFA Award | 2022

Creative Citizens in Action @California College of the Arts Research Fellowship | 2021-2022

California College of the Arts All College Honors Graduate Fine Arts Scholarship | 2021

California College of the Arts Impact Awards First Prize | 2021

ReadyMade Works Constant Relay Residency | 2021 

Critical Path Space Grant | 2021

California College of the Arts MFA Merit Scholarship | 2020-2022

Robert T. Matsui Congressional Fellowship | 2015

American Foresters Ambassador Grant | 2015

Earth Corps Wild Scholarship | 2014

University of California, Berkeley Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship | 2014 

University of California, Berkeley Dean’s List | 2014, 2012

University of California, Berkeley Honors to Date | 2013