Born in Kenya and raised in Ottawa, Dipna Horra holds a Master of Fine Arts (University of Ottawa) and a Bachelor of Architecture (Carleton University). Her work combines visual and media arts and an interest in inventive audio technologies. Her unique sound sculpture and installations explore themes of identity, memory, time, and place.
She has participated in exhibitions and conferences worldwide, including the Subtle Technologies Festival in Toronto (2015), La Presencia del Sonido at Botin Foundation in Spain (2013), A Space Gallery in Toronto (2012), The Open Sound Project at Surrey Art Gallery in British Columbia, Canada (2011) and the Deep Wireless Festival at New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto (2011). These projects have been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Ottawa.
As a teacher of visual and media arts and architecture, Dipna Horra has taught with MASC (Multicultural arts in schools and communities), the Ottawa School of Art, the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. She has contributed as an art reviewer for CBC radio One and as as peer reviewer for organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. She is a member of the board of directors of New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto. Her publications include Sounds of (Dis)Location: practice based studies in the art of unhomely spaces, a chapter in the book Spaces of (Dis)Location by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
Dipna Horra’s work is featured in our current duo exhibition RESERVOIR (with artist Deborah Arnold), from Aug 24 to Sept 30, 2018.