Bidisha Mamata is a broadcaster, journalist and multimedia artist. She specialises in international human rights, social justice and the arts and culture and offers political analysis, arts critique and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. She writes for the main UK broadsheets (currently as an arts critic and columnist for The Observer and The Guardian) and presents and commentates heavily for BBC TV and radio, ITN, CNN, ViacomCBS for Channel 5 and Sky News, where she has been a regular on the weekend breakfast show since 2016. Her fifth book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London (2015), is based on her outreach work in UK prisons, refugee charities and detention centres. She currently presents the Hello Happiness audio series for Wellcome Collection and is presenting for the arts series In The Studio for the BBC World Service, broadcasting in March 2023. Her latest publication is an essay called The Future of Serious Art (Nov 2020).