Bharti Parmar

I am an artist and academic with an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art and a PhD in material culture studies (awarded 2009 University of Wolverhampton).

For over 25 years I've exhibited in the UK and overseas and my work is held in institutional collections including the V&A and the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford.

I was artist in residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 2017 and recently participated in #ITVCreates, the channel's on screen re-branding project.

I'm at STEAMhouse to explore a project about the craft of marquetry and veneering. I'm interested in the poetics and mechanics of repair and in celebrating the natural defects in surfaces.