Maya Chowdhry is a multidisciplinary artist, creating immersive and democratic experiences for audiences/participants, leaning into her past work in live art, audiowalks and radio. Her practice interrogates themes such as world water scarcity, food sovereignty, and climate justice. She is currently exploring biodata sonification; turning brainwaves into melodies and plant waves into soundwaves – seeking to find a shared language between the human and the more-than-human. In 2023 she completed an MA in Sound Design, focusing on interactive sound art. Her extensive participatory practice includes working with groups such as LGBTQi youth and global majority groups.

Recent work includes: ‘Galvanising Change’, an interactive audio Installation exploring climate justice, presented by Digital Arts Studios, Belfast as part of her recent British Council Residency.

An inter-disciplinary citizen science project with the National Oceanography Centre; collaborating with poet and artists Sarah Hymas and Alex Peckham to produce an augmented reality walk.

Her work has been exhibited in public gardens, canals, theatres, galleries and on television. Her writing has been published, staged and broadcast widely including the National Theatre and BBC Radio 4.

She has worked as an artist and writer with a range of organisations, such as Lets Go Global, B Arts and Northern Ballet Theatre, and with a wide range of participants, from those with little experience of the arts and creative writing, to those aspiring to become artists and writers. Her projects and residencies include a diverse range of groups, including women’s groups and Black/Asian groups.

Her participatory work as an artist includes working as Digital Artist with an LBGTQ group of young people at 42nd Street, in partnership with Lets Go, on a 3 year CIN project to make a digital tool that combats loneliness and isolation and a Transmedia project with George Salter Academy, Sandwell. Further details of residencies and workshops on this page, and gallery of projects below.

Recent commissions, performances, exhibitions, publications and residencies

the seventh door maya chowdhry and sarah hymas

Zappar - Heritage Carrot

continent-chop-chop-flyerA Place at the Table

footprint modulation

Spinach salt

Story Trail - Tales from the Towpath


inside the salmagunditransform-flyer

hand seeds