Neha Choksi

Neha Choksi (b. 1973, USA) is a Mumbai and Los Angeles based artist whose oeuvre presents a materially bound search for and acceptance of absences and emptyings. Whether sculpture, video, photography, sound, painting or performance, her work reflects the transience of our existence and explores how we experience and acknowledge absence and loss in material, temporal and psychological terms.  She often sets up tragicomic, even absurd, interventions—in the life of a plant, an animal, her own, or in material processes and physical objects—and in so doing trespass on the vulnerability, intimacy and isolation that are experienced.  These simple and disruptive situations, involving reductions, erasures and emptyings, throw off apparent logic to open up a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.  H‎er work has shown or will soon show at the Dhaka Art Summit (2018 solo), Manchester Art Gallery (2017 solo), Frieze London (2016 solo), Biennale of Sydney (2016),Hayward Gallery Project Space (2015 solo), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014), Whitechapel Gallery (2013), Shanghai Biennale (2012), Asia Pacific Trienniale (2012), John Hansard Gallery (2012), Wanås Foundation (2012), and Venice Architecture Biennale (2006, collaborative), among others. She is on the editorial board of X-TRA, a quarterly art journal published out of Los Angeles.

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