Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

18 hour performance, 2013. Photos: Stefan Handy, Costumes: Loise Braganza. A Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Nikhil Chopra - Space Oddity

18 hour performance, 2013. Photos: Stefan Handy, Costumes: Loise Braganza. A Meadow Arts commission in collaboration with Wolverhampton Art Gallery.

Nikhil Chopra, Inside Out, 99 hour site specific performance, 2012

Photo: Shivani Gupta, Costumes: Sabine Pfisterer. Image courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin

Nikhil Chopra, Inside Out, 99 hour site specific performance, 2012

Photo: Shivani Gupta, Costumes: Sabine Pfisterer. Image courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin

Nikhil Chopra - What Will I Do With All This Land? Living room

Silver gelatin prints on archival paper. Photography: Munir Kabani, Costume design: Tabasheer Zutshi. Courtesy the artist and Chatterjee & Lal.

Nikhil Chopra - What Will I Do With All This Land? Picnic

Silver gelatin prints on archival paper. Photography: Munir Kabani, Costume design: Tabasheer Zutshi. Courtesy the artist and Chatterjee & Lal.

Nikhil Chopra

Nikhil Chopra works across a number of media including performance, painting and photography to reflect upon personal histories and India’s colonial past.

Nikhil Chopra was born in 1974 in Calcutta and now lives and works in Goa. He studied art in Mumbai, India and Ohio, United States and has been internationally acclaimed for his work which blurs the boundaries between theatre, performance, painting, photography and sculpture. Chopra describes these many artistic processes as a form of storytelling that intermingles familial histories, personal narrative and everyday life. Drawing on autobiography, India’s colonial history and the fetishisation of ‘the exotic’, Chopra creates intense and deeply layered site-specific experiences for audiences which unfold over many hours and days, culminating most typically in an exhilarating fusion of performance and large-scale drawing which remains in the gallery space as a residue of the artist’s time spent there.

As well as exhibiting and performing work internationally, Chopra has created work for the Manchester International Festival and the Venice Bienniale.

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