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Inside Out

Inside Out

Exhibition 16 Nov 2013 - 29 March 2014

99 hour site specific performance. Photos: Shivani Gupta, Costumes: Sabine Pfisterer. Image courtesy of the artist and GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin

An exhibition of photographs is displayed in the East Gallery, shot on location in Italy and chronicling Nikhil Chopra's performance work Inside Out. Chopra has exhibited extensively in India and internationally, including at the famous Venice Biennale and at the 2013 Manchester International Festival to great acclaim.


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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