Selected Achievements & Talks

2022

  • Student Interactions about Chicken Run, by Chennai Photo Biennale(CPB) [Webinar]

 

2021

  • Co-speaker with Nayantara Nayar, Chase Writers Network UK [Webinar]

  • Co-speaker with Nayantara Nayar, CPB talk [Hybrid webinar]

  • Podcast ‘Stories from a Forgotten War’ with Nayantara Nayar, moderated by Bhooma Padmanabhan for Chennai Photo Biennale III Journal ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ [Podcast]

  • Conceptualised & co-hosted ‘Voices’ with The Hashtag#Collective and Ravi Cavale Serendip [Art]

  • An archival art - Series of artists in conversation with arts writers [Web-based]         

  • 3 Sustainable Art workshops for kids, for Science Week, with Saira Biju, organised by Goethe-Institut Chennai [Web-based]

  • Flowers in Ritual-Research-Art-Design,with Geethanjali Sachdev by Dakshinachitra [Web-based]

  • Opening Panel Discussion of Lokame Tharavadu, moderated by Premjish Achari [Webinar]

  • Candid Talk moderated by Lina Vincent, National Gallery of Modern Art Bangalore [Webinar]

  • Waters of Change presented by Disappearing Dialogues Collective [International Webinar]

  • Solo Presentation Niracharthu Talks [Webinar]

  • Live with Lina, Moderated discussion with Lina Vincent [Insta Live Chat]

  • Solo Presentation Poetry with Prakriti, Q&A with Peter Griffin [Webinar]

 

2020

  • Trigger, moderated by Nikhil Purohit for PriyaSri Gallery, Mumbai, Baroda [Webinar]

  • Presented poems at Poetry Without Borders [International Webinar]

  • Presented Poems at the HELD webinar hosted by Goethe-Institut [International Webinar]

  • Panelist, The Art Market hosted by Samanvay and Srishti Gallery [Webinar]

  • Speaker, A Philosophy of Space, Rotary Club [Chennai]

  • Language of Art; presentation with Bharatanatyam dancer Divya Devaguptapu and violinist Ranjini Ramakrishnan [Chennai]

  • Panelist, Inside the Art Studio hosted by Samanvay [International Webinar]

 

2019

  • Panelist along with TM Krishna, Ravi Agarwal, Helmut Schippert, Mukund Padmanabhan on rivers and ecology, at Lit For Life Literary Festival [Chennai]

  • Heart of the Matter, panel discussion on Indo Korean history [INKO Centre, Chennai]

  • Moderator, talk with Sweta Bachchan Nanda, Hindu Lit for Life [Chennai]

  • Panelist on Women artists, by Chennai Photo Biennale at British Council [Chennai]

  • Speaker, Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion, for IADEA Art Teacher Workshop [Kochi]

  • Introduction to the Kochi Muziris Biennale, for art AAIS students [Chennai]

  • Guest lecturer “Art Matters” Ology Tech Academy [Chennai]

  • Talk on Masterpieces of Religious Art, AAIS students [Chennai]

  • Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, presented Parvathi’s talk “Out of Trash” [Chennai]

  • In conversation with historian Manu Pillai; with Vaishna Roy [Chennai]

  • Talk to AAIS students on Function of Art in Society [Chennai]

2018

  • Panelist, national show “Death of Architecture”, School of Architecture Anna Univ. [Chennai]

  • Panelist, Migration & Making Art curated by Piramal Museum of Art [Mumbai]

  • Presenter “Role of Art and Architecture in Society”, Akshar Arbol International School [Chennai]

  • Co-anchor, Uru Boats of Beypore Secret Ingredient by BBC TopGear India [Webseries]

  • TEDxMumbai Talk “The Secret Ingredient of Creativity” [Mumbai]

  • Awarded citation at Woman of Worth, by Rotary Club of Madras Midtown [Chennai]

  • Guest Columnist on the Kochi Muziris Biennale for National Geographic [India]

  • Judge, selecting winning plays for The Hindu Metroplus Theatre Award [India]

 

2017

  • Featured at “Poetry with Prakriti Festival”; Read poetry alongside Jayanta Mahapatra [Chennai]

  • Speaker, “Environmental Consciousness in Current Indian Art”, International Seminar [Chennai]

  • Moderator at literary festival “Lit for Life” [Chennai]

  • Speaker,‘Mapping’ A Creative, Justice Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women [Chennai]

  • Panelist, Seminar on ‘Regional Modernity’, National Gallery of Modern A [Bengaluru]

  • Good Girl Art Project Workshop on art, technology&gender with Deepti Zachariah at the Govt School Trustpuram, for Women’s Day, supported by the US Consulate, Chennai [Chennai]

  • Interviewed for V-IDEO:Ideas Worth Sharing by Mohile Parikh Centre [Mumbai]

  • “Travel Like an Artist”, featured in National Geographic Traveller [India]

  • Panelist, “AK Ramanujam:Found in Translation” moderated by Sadanand Menon [Chennai]

  • Delivered Endowment Lecture at Stella Maris College titled “Athena’s Tree” [Chennai]

  • “Whispering Pictures, Drawing Words”,talk for Madras Day, Madras Literary Society [Chennai]

2016

  • TEDxChennai, Speaker, “The World Through Different Lenses” [Chennai]

  • Speaker, “Artistic Collaboration” with French-Cuban artist Cristina Escobar as part of residency, Alliance Francaise, India [Chennai]

  • Speaker, Chennai Water Forum Oct 6-8, by the Goethe Institut, at Kalakshetra [Chennai]

  • Mentor, Art; Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk supported by the US ConsulGeneral [Chennai]

  • Speaker on Contemporary Art, Indian Youth Conclave [Chennai]

  • Member, Visitor Programme organised by Goethe-Institut on water & public art [Germany]

  • Speaker, Forum on Art & Entrepreneurship organised by British High Commission [Chennai]

  • Speaker, “Spatial Enquiries of Drawing” at Chennai Architecture Foundation [Chennai]

  • Interviewed as one of the “Champions of Champions” in the Radio One show [Chennai]

 

2015

  • Fluid Conversations; with Prajakta Potnis; talk at the Mohile Parikh Centre [Mumbai]

  • In Conversation with Eleanor Catton, Lit For Life Literary Festival [Chennai]

  • In Conversation with David Davidar, Lit For Life Literary Festival [Chennai]

  • Art of the Biennale, Illustrated talk for IWA (International Women’s Association Chennai Speaker at BNP Paribas’ L Quest The Learning Festival [Chennai]

  • Speaker along with celebrity photographer G Venket Ram,The Bliss Catchers talks [Chennai]

  • Invited to write a guest column “Art of the Now”, India Today magazine [Chennai]

  • Featured in Luxe Royale by designer Vivek Karunakaran and Mercedes Benz [Chennai]

  • Interviewed on Radio One, Chennai [Chennai]

  • Guest speaker, Urban Art in Chennai, by Georg Zolchow and Goethe-Institut [Chennai]

  • Speaker, Voices of Change: Women, Art and Understanding, Lalit Kala Akademi, organised by the US Consulate General [Chennai]

 

2014

  • Speaker, BMW art talk “Contemporary Indian Art at Home and Abroad: Making a Difference”, opening panel of Kochi Muziris Biennale [Kochi]

  • In Conversation with Parvathi Nayar, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore [Singapore]

  • Moderator session with Taiye Selasi and Xiaolu Guo, Lit For Life Literary Festival [Chennai]

  • Nominee, L’Oreal Paris Femina Women Award, Design and Arts [Mumbai]

  • Recipient of Inspiring Change Award in connection with Women’s Day [Chennai]

  • Winner, Penn Shakti Award, Femina [Chennai]

2013

  • Taught course in Film Appreciation, Chennai Mathematical Institute [Chennai]

  • In Conversation with author Krishna Shastri at his book launch [Chennai]

  • Presenter Granta Best of British authors at the British Council [Chennai]

  • Panelist on Gender violence with Eve Ensler, Asian College of Journalism [Chennai]

 

2012

  • Guest of Honour, Canadian Film Festival, Alliance Francaise [Chennai]

  • Video interview of Timeri Murari for Aleph Book Company [New Delhi]

  • In Conversation with Manu Joseph at his book launch [Chennai]

2011

  • Moderator, authors conversation Lit for Life Literary Festival [Chennai]

  • Moderator, Seminar on artists’ art practices, ArtChennai [Chennai]

 

2010

  • Judge, The Hindu Literary Prize [Chennai]

 

2009

  • Arts Interlocutor appointed by the India Foundation for the Arts, for Beautiful Things I by Padmini Chettur [Pondicherry/Chennai]

 

2008

  • Senior Arts Correspondent with the Business Times Singapore, writing on the arts [Singapore]

 

2007

  • Jury, Singapore International Film Festival [Singapore]

 

2006

  • UOB Painting of the year competition 2006, Distinguished Mention category [Singapore]

  • Guest of Honour, Magnolia milk + words art competition [Singapore]

  • Presenter, “An Evening of Indian Poetry”, Asian Civilisations Museum [Singapore]

 

2005

  • Judge, UOB Painting competition, the premier art competition [Singapore]

  • Member, the 2-year grants committee, the National Arts Council [Singapore]

 

2003

  • Speaker at forum on Identity, Singapore Art Museum [Singapore]

  • Profiled as artist on ArtNation, Arts Central TV [Singapore]

  • Guest of Honour, the Month of Photography Exhibition, Alliance Francaise [Singapore]

  • Short story published in creative anthology Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover [Singapore]

 

2002

  • Moderator, author readings “Other Journeys” at library@esplanade, India Fest [Singapore] 

 

2001

  • Speaker, “Asian art”, International Women Federation [Singapore]

  • Chaired Arts Debate on Arts Central TV [Singapore]

  • Guest of Honour, art exhibition, The Substation [Singapore]

 

2000

  • Participated in Arts Debate on Arts Central TV [Singapore]

 

1998

  • Speaker, “Indian Art—A Historical Perspective”, Rotary Club [Jakarta]

 

1997

  • Speaker, “The Art Process”, Jakarta International School [Jakarta]

 

1990-95

  • Speaker, National Museum of Singapore, on Asian/Indian arts [Singapore]