Udita Upadhyaya is an interdisciplinary artist and educator She is also a researcher of human behavior and consumption. She has a dual degree in Filmmaking and International Relations from Boston University, and an MBA in Marketing from S P Jain Institute for Management and Research, Mumbai She is currently based out of Chicago, where she is obtaining a MFA in studio art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Upadhyaya uses her body as a primary material She works with the principles of Vipassana meditation to uncover the trajectories of desire, craving, trauma, shame and their many intersections Her artistic explorations include a study of global cultures and an uncovering of personal and collective histories, both ignited by the passion to transcend cultural, social and gender binaries.