Prize Winner

Visual Arts Scotland, RSA New Contemporaries

Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Olivia Priya Foster

(She/Her)

Olivia Priya Foster’s most recent work is explored through video, sound, installation and performance. Foster explores her own biography, dealing with subjects such as landscape, home, culture, South Asian diaspora, ecology, migration and queer identity. Fosters work explores the dislocation in her relationship to the social and physical landscape of rural Scotland.Themes of home, memory, childhood and displacement run throughout, and are explored in a range of mediums. Her work is centred around the subversion of material and the reimagining of landscapes. The physical intervention of the landscape and material subsequently comments on the social landscapes she is part of, as a queer person of colour. The work is centralised in her experience of rurality and the intergenerational trauma of migration. Fosters interdisciplinary practice is often rooted in storytelling and is realized through sound, installation, performance, video and sculpture. Her work is a physical manifestation and documentation of performance, rooted in the division and ownership of land.

Contact
opriyafoster@gmail.com
o.foster1@student.gsa.ac.uk
website
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Works
‘Black Sheep’
Burial 55°52’07.3″N 4°15’49.8″W
Letters from Delhi
‘Lussa’

‘Black Sheep’

‘Black Sheep’
Tents made from sheep wool
(2024)

Black sheep

Black sheep

Burial 55°52’07.3″N 4°15’49.8″W

Durational digging performance and plaster cast
(2024)

Burial

Letters from Delhi

Two day performance in shipping container. Documenting the construction and deconstruction of a tent.
Barras (2024)

letters from Delhi

letters from Delhi

‘Lussa’

3 min Video
hydrophone and contact microphone recordings of Dam and powerstation Lussa
(2023)

Lussa

Lussa

Video (3:00 min)