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Neha Choksi


Neha ChoksiArtist’s Statement

I work in multiple media, across disciplines and, at times, collaboratively and in unconventional settings. My work in performance, video, sculpture, photo, and hybrid installation explores how we experience loss, growth, and transformations in material and psychological terms. Increasingly my work includes my own intellectual, cultural and social contexts to revisit how we get emotionally and culturally socialized. I often work by setting up simple situations and memorable interventions in the lives of everything—from a stone to a plant, from animal to self, from friends to institutions—disrupting logic to open a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.

Website: nehachoksi.com

Biography

Select Recent Solo Exhibitions

2018
Elementary, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica

2017
Faith in friction, Manchester Art Gallery, UK
Dismantling, LAMOA, Los Angeles

2015
Minds to Lose, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London

Select Recent Group Exhibitions

2018
Delirium/Equilibrium, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi
Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2017
On Monotony: Meditations in Video Art, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD

2016
The Future is Already Here—It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney

Select Recent Live Work

2018
How was school today?, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
Every Kind of Sun, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh

2017
Frame our ears open, Frieze Live, London

2016
In Memory of the Last Sunset, with dance artist Alice Cummins, 20th Biennale of Sydney

Select Awards

2018
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, NY

2017/18
DCA Cultural Trailblazers, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

2017
India Today New Media Artist of the Year Award

2013/2014
India Foundation for the Arts Archival Fellowship

Education

M.A., 2000
Classics, Columbia University, New York

B.A., 1997
Greek and Art, University of California, Los Angeles

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