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.