Nithya Nagarajan is an artist and curator whose practice adopts movement as a system of inquiry into the sacred, the sensual and the decolonial. Her performance work affects sensory perceptions of the witness through a collaborative process of devising, underprinned by a strong feminist sensibility. With a foundational training in Bharatanatyam, Nithya is interested in an expanded understanding of movement as: grammar, raw material, counterpoint, construct, deconstruct, philosophy, system, organised effort, political conduit and chaos.
Living between Australia and India, via Kuwait and the UK, she has the curiosity of a visitor on Gadigal country.
Nithya has also delivered a number of curatorial projects, working predominantly with artist activists from the subcontinent, for key festivals globally. She holds an award-winning PhD in performance studies.
Nithya Nagarajan is collaborating with Jacob Boehme and Kalanjay Dhir for Hyphenated Biennial.
a collaboration between
jacob boehme, kalanjay dhir & nithya nagarajan
image credit : Jackie Dixon