Nisha Madhan (BAHons) is an independent artist and current programmer of Basement Theatre (NZ), curating the leading independent live performance space with exciting and disruptive work since June 2019. Her career history is eclectic including performance on stage and screen, direction and creation of experimental, Live Art performance, dramaturgy and published critical writing. Her collaborative relationship with performance artist Julia Croft has birthed the national and international festival hit Power Ballad, and 2019’s Basement Visions and Zanetti Productions co-production Working on My Night Moves - winner of a prestigious 2019 TOTAL theatre award in Edinburgh and a 2019 Auckland Theatre Award for Excellence in Overall Production. She has also taken part in a three year arts residency curated by Basement Theatre, Forest Fringe (UK) and West Kowloon Cultural District (HK). As an artist and curator, Nisha is passionate about creating space and platforms for artists with urgent voices. She considers experimental arts practice, living an intersectional, feminist life, hoping, caring and the methodical tearing down of capitalist, neoliberal power structures as one.