Udita Upadhyaya is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator. Upadhyaya works with the principles of Vipassana meditation to uncover the trajectories of desire, craving, trauma, shame and their many intersections. Her work spans live art, devised theatre, performative photographs, sculpture, installation, video, writing, text, and fiber arts.

Her work wonders which bodies have access to literacy? Which to expression? When? And Where? 

Upadhyaya attempts to reconcile with a cultural fabric where she finds herself in fluctuating positions of power and privilege.

Upadhyaya studied International Relations and Film Production at Boston University before obtaining an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also has an MBA from S.P.Jain Institute for Management and Research, Mumbai, following which she investigated the rise of materialism, labor and urban migration in the rural community in western India. This experience informs her research and community based approach to creative practice.  

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Udita Upadhyaya in her Studio

Hyde Park Art Center Artist Residency, 2018 Photo: Ashleigh Dye