Master symposium Women on Earth
Artist Neha Choksilives and works in Los Angeles and Bombay, India.Working in performance, video, installation, sculpture, and other formats, she disrupts logic by setting up poetic and absurd interventions in the lives of everything—from stone to plant, animal to self, friends to institutions. Involvinga confluence of disciplines, in various formats, often collaboratively and in unconventional settings, she allows in strands of her intellectual, cultural and social contexts to revisit the entanglements of time, consciousness, and socialization.
Choksi’s major presentations of her work in solo exhibitions or substantial group shows have been at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2018); Manchester Art Gallery, UK (2017); LAMOA at Occidental College, Los Angeles (2017); the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016); Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2014); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (2012); Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2012); Shanghai Biennale (2012); Wanås Foundation, Sweden (2012); the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006); among others.
Recent honors include the 2019 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Artists, the designation of Cultural Trailblazer by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs for 2018 and 2019, and the India Today Best New Media Artist of the Year Award for 2017. A monograph on a single artwork, Dismantling, was published in 2018. She serves on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based arts journal, X-TRA.