Manchester Art Gallery
Saturday 30 September 2017–Sunday 25 February 2018
Neha Choksi lives and works in Mumbai and Los Angeles and has exhibited worldwide in galleries, museums, festivals, and film screenings including the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India, 10th Venice Architecture Biennale, the Shanghai Biennale and the Asia Pacific Triennial at Queensland Art Gallery. Working in sculpture, video, photography, drawing and performance, her work confronts the notion of absences. She is interested in matter, whether in substance and form, in metaphor and media. Beginning from single propositions – rowing a boat made of ice out into a lake, or painting the leaves from a tree – Choksi’s works make tragicomic interventions in the life of plants, animals; even her own. In the process, these absurd actions reflect on erasure and absence.
For her exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery, Choksi is making a major new installation with film, sculpture and drawing.
Neha Choksi, Iceboat 2012-2013
Video still courtesy the artist and Project 88