Born in 1969, Christine Chetty-Payet is an important figure in the promotion of art in the Seychelles. She graduated from the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom, and since 2011 is a member of the National Arts Council and Director of the School Visual Arts in the Seychelles.
Engaged in women’s rights, Christine Chetty uses the materials, tools and techniques associated with women’s artisanal craftwork to create symbolic and metaphorical imagery evoking the situation of women, within various societies. Her textile pieces express the challenges encountered by women, be it gender inequality, the lack of respect for women’s rights, the marginalization of women or even female genital mutilation.
Having participated in the Dakar Biennale, in 2000, and Africa Now! at The World Bank, in Washington D.C. in 2008, Christine Chetty has multiplied her exhibitions in the Seychelles and in several group exhibitions in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.
She has received several awards, including 3rd place at the Triennial of Contemporary Art, in Mauritius.
African Sun, 2015,
Mixed media on canvas, 120 x 120 cm,