Vikram Divecha (b. 1977, Beirut) lives and works in Dubai.
Vikram Divecha’s conceptual and collaborative practice has developed around what he calls ‘found processes’, those forces and capacities at work within urban systems. By realigning social and economic relations his projects often bring invisible structures into plain view, to raise questions about agency, ethics and value. Constantly negotiating for existing material, space and skills, he engages communities in deepening dialogues with potential participants. Despite interacting with largely invisible systems, his works have a definite materiality and formal rigour. His endeavors translate into site-specific works, public art, installations, video, surfaces, photography and drawings. Vikram’s most recent exhibitions include shows at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Dubai (2016 & 2017); Tashkeel, Dubai (2016); Alserkal Commission, Dubai (2016); Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015); and Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah (2015), among others. Recipient of the 2014 Middle East Emergent Artist Prize, he has exhibited works at the National Pavilion of United Arab Emirates at the 57th Venice Biennale and Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017). Divecha is currently doing his MFA at Columbia University, New York.