My sculptural works and performances begin with the body. Most recognizable yet mysterious, the body is highly political. I work with the themes of alienation and subtlety to explore the intersection of the human body and politics. Conceptually and materially conflating familiar with strange, gentle with perilous, I am interested in evoking associations of both comfort and discomfort.
Diyar Mayil is an interdisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation and performance. Her work explores the public life of marginalized bodies. Safety, accessibility, visibility, and the acceptance of different bodies in public are recurring subjects in her work. She holds a BFA from Concordia University.