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M.I.A (Mathangi ('Maya') Arulpragasam)

(1975-), Singer and artist

Sitter in 2 portraits
Mathangi Arulpragasam grew up in Sri Lanka before studying art, film and video at Central Saint Martins College of Art. Her first hit singles 'Galang' (2004) and 'Sunshowers' (2004) were followed by debut album Arular (2005), which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. Her later albums are Kala (2007) and Maya (2010). In 2009 she co-wrote the Oscar nominated song 'O..Saya' for the film Slumdog Millionaire.

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'Work in Progress',  - NPG 7145

'Work in Progress'

acrylic on paper collaged on panels, 2021-2022
On display in Room 33 on Floor 0 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7145

M.I.A (Mathangi ('Maya') Arulpragasam), by Neil Gavin - NPG x134431

M.I.A (Mathangi ('Maya') Arulpragasam)

by Neil Gavin
bromide fibre print, March 2005
NPG x134431


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