Nithya Iyer

Nithya Iyer is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher of South Indian Tamil-descent. Working across text, video, photography, sculpture and performance, Nithya uses embodied feminist practices to articulate notions of alterity, plurality and ambiguity – qualities she believes are crucial to recasting limiting ideological and territorial structures. Drawing from varied influences including phenomenology,  Indian theology, and the Brazilian Anthropophagic Movement her works combine research and form as a means to challenge the parameters of conventional narratives, mediums and aesthetics.  She has presented performance and installation works across Australia, India and Portugal, and in 2023 she presented her first solo exhibition at NowHere in Lisbon. Nithya holds a Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice from the Melbourne Institute of Experiential and Creative Art Therapy and trained for 15 years in Indian dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Odissi at the Chandrabhanu Bharatalaya Academy of Dance, Melbourne, Australia. Raised in Melbourne, Australia, she currently resides in Lisbon, Portugal.