Neha Choksi

Neha Choksi (b. 1973, USA) is a Mumbai and Los Angeles based artist using performance, sculpture, video, photography, painting, and sound. Her work explores how we seek, experience and acknowledge absence, loss, and transformation in material, temporal and psychological terms. She often sets up tragicomic, even absurdly disruptive situation involving reductions, erasures and emptyings. These interventions in the life of a plant, an animal, her own, or in material processes and physical objects throw off apparent logic to open up a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.

Choksi’s work has been exhibited worldwide in galleries, museums, festivals, film screenings, and are in notable public and private collections. A recent institutional solo exhibition of her work was mounted at the Hayward Gallery Project Space, London, and another is forthcoming at the Manchester Art Gallery. Several new commissions include work for the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016), Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA) at Occidental College (2017), Dhaka Art Summit (2018), 18th Street Arts Center (2018), and the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach (2019). Her work has been shown at the Office of Contemporary Art Oslo, Spencer Museum, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the Frestas Sorocaba Triennale, Whitechapel Gallery, the Shanghai Biennale, the Asia Pacific Triennial at the Queensland Art Gallery, Kristianstads Konsthall, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, John Hansard Gallery in Southampton, Wanås Foundation, Khoj, and the Khoj Performance Festivals in Delhi, among others. Additionally, her work has been selected twice for the Sculpture Park at the Frieze Art Fair, London, and was included in the 10th Venice Architecture Biennale. She was recently honored with the India Today 2017 Award for the Best New Media Artist of the Year. 

This coming year she will serve as the Regional Representative for the Annual CAA Conference Committee. Additonally, she is on the editorial board of the X-TRA, a contemporary arts journal published in Los Angeles, and is represented by Project 88, Mumbai. 

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