Diyan Achjadi

Diyan Achjadi, artist and Assistant Professor of Print Media and Critical and Cultural Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, will discuss her multidisciplinary print practice Monday March 16 in VISA 351.

Diyan Achjadi investigates the ways that the circulation and dissemination of mass-media images in popular culture contribute to the formation of knowledge. She works in print media, animation, embroidery, and drawing. Her recent works explored the complexity of negotiating the socio-political climate through seemingly simplistic, illustrative images that centre around a pink-clad Girl navigating colorful dystopic landscapes.

Diyan’s recent exhibitions include See Girl (March, Girl, March!) (solo, Access, Vancouver); Urban Explosions (two-person, Open Studio, Toronto); Orientalism and Ephemera (group, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ontario and Centre A, Vancouver); A Printmaker’s Perspective (group, Romo Gallery, Atlanta); Modes of Disclosure (group, Form+Content Gallery, Minneapolis); and Curriculum (group, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver). Her video works have been screened at festivals across Canada, the U.S., and Europe such as the Festival of Films on Art (Musee D’Art Contemporain, Montreal), Images Festival (Toronto), Mix (New York); Kinofilm (Manchester); and L’Instants Video (Manoque, France).

Previous to teaching at Emily Carr, Diyan was an Assistant Professor of Print Media at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2002-2005).