Devika Chotoe (She/They) is a performance artist, writer and community builder.
Her work emerges from a concern for justice and a desire to heal and transform embodied systemic oppression. The aim being self and collective empowerment. She thus views her artistic and community work processes as resistance praxis: a space for resilience where notions of support, codependency and vulnerability are centered and form the main conditions for constructing processes of transformation and its embodiment. Mainly creating work within a queer intersectional framework, she uses performance art and language as entry points into understanding how hegemonic technologies of power shape bodies, times, spaces and their interrelationality. Striving to translate the unexpressed desires of predecessors and future rhythms into prefigurative politics and a poetics of change.
Devika is currently based in Amsterdam and will graduate this year from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO). She currently also holds the position of research fellow at If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution (AMS). Besides her artistic endeavours, she is a board member of the foundations Hindostaans & Queer and Fite Qlub and has her own podcast: Tranqwill
Instagram: Divine🕉 (@devikachotoe) • Instagram-foto’s en -video’s
Podcast: Home | My Site 1 (tranqwillpodcast.wixsite.com)
Hindostaans & Queer: Hindostaans & Queer – Platform voor queer Hindostanen & bondgenoten (hindostaansenqueer.nl)
Fite Qlub: Fite Qlub
If I Can’t Dance: IF I CAN’T DANCE – I DON’T WANT TO BE PART OF YOUR REVOLUTION (ificantdance.org)