Team Kitaab is in conversation with Parvathi Nayar, a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer and poet whose work is a part of the The Best Asian Short Stories – 2021 (Kitaab, 2021)
Parvathi Nayar is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer and poet based in Chennai, South India. Her complex drawings, videos, photography and installations have been presented at venues such as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Mumbai International Airport and Singapore Art Museum. Water, the environment and sustainability are through-threads in her work.
A TEDx speaker, her talks include ‘Seeing the World through Different Lenses’. As a writer she wears multiple hats: 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; fiction writer (shortlisted in 2021 for The Bombay Review’s Creative Writing Awards Fiction). She is currently working on a novel of conceptually-linked stories.
Her story ‘The Rattrap’ is a part of TBASS 2021 (Kitaab, 2021)