Reya Sehgal is a creative practitioner and collaborative human, interested in contemporary art, performance, interpretive methods, and diversity discourse. Grounded in interdisciplinary practice, her work spans writing, performance-making, curating, and teaching. She also offers freelance editing services for artists, arts writers, and humanities-centered scholars.
Reya's research interests include the politics and poetics of international urbanism; institutional diversity performance; identity and innovation; alternative futurities; and art history outside of the canon. She has organized, and participated in, symposia at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Center for South Asian Studies at UC Berkeley, Brown University, UC Davis, and the CUE Art Foundation. She has delivered lectures and workshops at the Community College of Rhode Island, Brown University, Bryant University, Leviton Dual Language Elementary School, and RISD.
Reya's curatorial and performance work has been seen, and experienced, at the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, SFMOMA, DUMBO Arts Festival, David Winton Bell Gallery, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Queens Museum, Gateway Project Spaces, AS220, Arab American National Museum, Performa 13 Biennial, RISD Museum, and BRIC. Reya was a Diversity Fellow at the Rhode Island School of Design 2016-2017, as well as a member of the performance collaborative DIVERSITY FELLOWS!
Reya received her BA in Postcolonial Urbanism from UC Berkeley, and her MA in Public Humanities from Brown University; she has studied acting at UC Berkeley and the American Conservatory Theater. Reya works in Providence and Brooklyn.
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