Darsha Hewitt (b. 1982) is a Canadian new media artist known for her examinations of communication technology in the domestic sphere and her use of DIY aesthetics and practices as an artistic method. She makes electromechanical sound installations, drawings, how-to videos and experimental performances with handmade audio electronics. She works in the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus University and presently holds a guest professorship in the New Media department at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
In 2013 her first solo exhibition was co-produced by Skol and Elektra Festival in Montreal (CA). She recently presented her work at: Modern Art Oxford (UK), WRO Media Art Biennale (PL), FACT (UK), CTM Festival (DE), and LEAP Berlin.
She has been awarded several commissions and production stipends from Canadian, German and EU funded Programs such as The Art and Civic Media’ program at the „Art and Civic Media“ of the Innovation Incubator at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and an International Production Stipend from The Edith- Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg (DE).
Darsha is an avid technologist and educator. Her do-it-yourself electronics workshops are an integral part of her discipline and are presented internationally. In 2013 she founded the DARDI_2000 Mentorship Program in partnership with The Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM) in Amsterdam.