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Parvathi Nayar

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Parvathi Nayar is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer and poet based in Chennai, South India. Water and urban memory are through-threads in her art and writing. As a writer, Parvathi wears multiple hats: Fiction writer (co-author, 15 Tables at TranQuebar, book of linked short stories, 2022; short story Rattrap published in The Best Asian Short Stories 2021 by Kitaab Singapore; shortlisted for The Bombay Review’s Creative Writing Awards Fiction, 2021) poet (photopoetry presented at HELD by Goethe Institut Chennai, featured in Yearbook of Indian Poetry in English 2020-21); arts writer for publications such as National Geographic, The Hindu, The Jakarta Post and The Business Times, Singapore. She is currently working on a novel of conceptually-linked stories. As an artist, her complex drawings, videos, photography and installations have been presented at such prestigious venues as The Esplanade Singapore (2022), Chennai Photo Biennale (2021), Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014, Mumbai International Airport, Singapore Art Museum and CP Biennale 2, Jakarta.