Nandita Palchoudhuri is a social entrepreneur curating and consulting internationally, in the field of Indian Folk Art Craft and Performance. She designs and delivers exhibitions, installations, educational workshops, seminars and lecture-demonstrations using Indian Folk techniques and traditional practices. This process helps to regenerate the craft and provide a sustainable livelihood for the highly skilled but often unemployed Artisan.
As a Chevening Clore Fellow, she explored the relationship between British and Indian culture. The report she produced served as a basis for the Re-imagine project which contributed to the formation of an independent volume exploring the evolving relationship between India and the UK.
Nandita’s work is highly acclaimed. Her Chandannagar Lights installations have been commissioned at the Thames Festival, Belfast Festival and Blackpool Illuminations festival; and Shola Craft featured at Edinburgh Festival. She has several other craft-based presentations across the world including in France, Spain, Italy, China, and New Zealand. She also works on projects with Patachitra and UNAids.