Born in 1974 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Navin Thomas has done a diploma in graphic design and a diploma in cinematography from Karnataka Film and Technical Training Centre, Bangalore. Among his recent solo exhibitions are 'sound asleep', Gallery SKE, Bangalore and Project88, Mumbai (2006); 'Auto In', GALLERYSKE, Bangalore (2005), and 'In Transit', Gallery SKE, Bangalore (2004). His work forms part of group exhibitions, including 'RE ASIA - Avatar, Asia's Narrators', a literature festival curated by Ilija Trojanow, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and 'Mechanisms of Motion', Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi. He has also featured in the show 'New Installations from India Part I', The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA. Among the workshops and residencies he has attended are the Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA in 2007 and AFFA, winter artist residency program, Paris, in 2006. Always keen to experiment, he made use of found twigs, steel sphere, salvaged electronics, furniture, used sheets, live crickets and mousetraps for one of his recent creations.