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whatsthebigmistry is Priya Mistry, multidisciplinary artist, socially engaged practitioner and creative producer straddling dance, performance, visual, performance and live art, live and online working across the U.K and internationally. Mistry’s practice adds to discourse on topics of mental health/neurodiversity, feminist politics, identity, sex and queerness, whilst deconstructing language, exploring sensory / non-word based vocabularies. Priya is Associate Artist with In Good Company, New Art Exchange, Artist Member at East Side Projects and Chisenhale Dance Space and Quarter Master for Artistic Mutiny. She’s a collaborator with artist Bobby Baker at Daily Life Limited (Mental Dis/ability Arts Organisation) including work with William Morris Gallery and Diagnosing Diagnosis Symposium with The Wellcome Collection.

In 2019, Priya was part of a British Council funded cohort to attend IETM Rijeka, Croatia and was recipient of DYCP (Developing Your Own Creative Practice) Grant from Arts Council England. In 2020, this saw Priya partner with Critical Path (AUS) to design research, collaboration laboratories and exchange in Sydney and Research Creative Partnerships in Australia. Current projects and collaborations include Tropical Awkward Bastard, Love, Lament Psycho Girlfriend, Artist is Absent and Intimate Conversations with Furniture, Radical Sabbatical Research Residency on The Unconditioned Mind with Eastside Projects and University of Birmingham, Rita Evans & Pepa Ubera collaboration on Instrument Sculptures and Emma Smith’s Touching Space.

Priya works as a project-based artist, across artistic disciplines and extending the forms within which she works, creating scalable and transferable projects.

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