Sarana Mehra

Sarana Mehra is a British artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. She achieved her BFA at the prestigious Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University and received her Masters at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Sarana is a multimedia artist using video, installation, drawings and painting to explore issues surrounding the body. In particular, Sarana is interested in the relationship between the body and self in trauma, as well as the body and the institution. Sarana has participated in shows in London, Europe and Los Angeles. She has worked as a director and cinematographer on two grant-winning collaborations with dancers and choreographers funded by The Arts Council of England. A documentary film Sarana directed, filmed and edited was also shown in Philadelphia as part of Disability Arts Week. After moving to Los Angeles, Sarana has worked with artists and curators at the internationally renowned Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) in Hollywood; most notably managing a direct outreach program called Karaoke Ice throughout the summer of 2007. Sarana has curated Everything But the Kitchen Sink with her fellow CSM graduate, Milan Milosavljevic in Belgrade’s DOM Omladine. Most recently Sarana had a solo exhibit of illustrations commissioned by the Institute of Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles.

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