Shiva Lynn Burgos is a contemporary artist and photographer from New York, USA currently living and working between Paris, London and Papua New Guinea. She took her BFA in Photography at City University of New York at Brooklyn College and continued her studies in Performance, Photography and Photojournalism at the School of Visual Arts New York and in Advanced Painting, Studio Photography at the American University in London.
Compelled by remote landscapes and communities Burgos creates interventions often collaborating with the local population (traditional peoples of Papua New Guinea, Saharan Berbers, Bali Hindus, USA subcultures). Her diverse contemporary, conceptual and collaborative practice positions itself within the unifying concepts of evolution, competition, natural and social selection. Her practice encompasses photography, film, installation, 360 VR, sculpture, painting, drawing, and performance.
Her work has been on view internationally including at the National Arts Theatre in London, in the Moscow Biennale, at the Lothringer 13, Städtische Kunsthalle in Munich the Hayward Gallery London, the Cour Carrée du Louvre, United States Embassy, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Land of No Man, Arles, France Fotofestival Lenzburg, Switzerland Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens Ethnologisches Museum, Humboldt Forum, Berlin as well as several international art fairs and gallery shows. Her work has been published in France (LiberationNEXT), in Australia (OAS Journal), the International Art Newspaper and several online blogs and publications and artist talks.