Demi Nandhra

Demi Nandhra is an interdisciplinary artist from Birmingham who makes solo performance, live art, theatre and sociopolitical enquiries. Her work explores Mental Health through examining collective sadness, vulnerability and cultural binaries. Her work is performed in theatres, galleries and beds.   

Demi approaches making as a feminist, with queer and postcolonial perspective. Her current practice is an ongoing series of works surrounding Mental Health. The project began with Life is No Laughing Matter, an autobiographical exploration of mental illness, medical treatment and the culture of fast-fix. The second strand Oil and Water, goes beyond the personal narrative, exploring the intersections of gender, culture, religion and wellbeing. The third strand I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired investigates the historical and contemporary sociopolitical landscape and the impact projects of failed liberation have on our collective mental health.

"I make work for liberation; for myself and others to feel at home in our body in any context."

a person with a large bean bag over their head standing alone in the desert
Bring the Conversation
Essay

Bring the Conversation

On Twitter, What We Leave Behind, and Processing Trauma

23 September 2019

Demi Nandhra and Rajni Shah talk about their performance practices, social media, mental health, ego, and more.