Shiva Lynn Burgos



Shiva Lynn BurgosShiva Lynn Burgos is a  a multidisciplinary artist and curator from Brooklyn, New York working between Paris, London and Papua New Guinea.

Her diverse practice positions itself within the unifying concepts of evolution, competition, natural and social selection. The artist is specifically concerned with how evolution presents itself biologically, architecturally and culturally. Burgos integrates field-collected and found objects with contemporary materials and technology as a resource for examining the shifting value systems of provenance in relation to currency, spirituality and custom.

The works encompass photography, film, painting, bronze castings, sound compositions, tapestries, installation, performance as well as an ongoing passion for experimental and digital image-making to include artificial/augmented reality, 360VR, cyanotype printing and holographic imaging. She explores the materiality of analog photography as an ongoing artistic practice.

Burgos is the first international contemporary artist to work in Mariwai, a small Kwoma village located on the Upper Sepik River, Papua New Guinea. She has returned annually following her first trip there in 2013 and has created The Mariwai Project, a wide-ranging and long-term arts project and cultural exchange with the regional indigenous artists which includes philanthropic support for local art, culture, health, education and development.

As part of her curatorial practice she created GESTE, an annual international photo and image-based exhibition of both well-established and undiscovered artists to encourage a dialogue with themes such as the Gesture, Photographic Materiality, Binary/Non-Binary, Future Conditional, Meta_Contra_Verse. She maintains an enduring artistic collaboration with fellow American Javier Barrera called Ned&ShivaProductions.

Burgos’ work is currently on view in the permanent collection of The Ethnologisches Museum, Humboldt Forum, Berlin and Blue Origin (Aerospace), New Mexico. Recent exhibitions include: WhiteBox Gallery, NYC. Horizons at Singapore Art Week. Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, USA. Fotofestival Lenzburg, Switzerland. The Bath House of the Winds, Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens GR. Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, USA. Manifesta 13 Biennial Marseille, Les Parallèles du Sud, FR. Les Recontres d’Arles, FR. Le109, Nice. Centre d’Art Gallifet, Aix-en Provence, The US Embassy, PNG. 

Burgos has been invited to speak at international conferences and contribute to journals based on her research and art practice. including: Heimatmuseum-Davos, Samsung Innovation Space with The British Council, The Australia Museum, The Oceanic Art Society, Atria Paris, The US Embassy, PNG and as a Council member of The Global Foundation at roundtables in Rome, Assisi and Paris. Burgos is a member of the Pacific Arts Association and an advisor to the Nobel Sustainable Trust.

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