Kaveri Raina

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview


Kaveri Raina

Born in New Delhi, where she remained until moving to the United States at the age of eleven, Kaveri Raina’s work revolves around the often-conflicting aspects of hybrid identity. Raina examines the strangeness of the physical body displaced, hovering, uncomfortable, and always anxiously awkward. She
navigates binaries searching for in-betweeness, trying to both fulfill and disrupt expectations at once.

I am constantly navigating the social, cultural, and spiritual spheres of my life by relying deeply on the need to both assert myself as an individual and as part of a community. Identity for me is interchangeable, and its boundaries are permeable. Continuing this method signifies locating myself within the world and stresses the multiple layers of my identity. I am constantly questioning the location, constantly relocating, inventing new locations, trying to figure out the space and place for myself.







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