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Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape 2017, Performance, installation, costumes, props, fabric, drawings, videos. Project commissioned by documenta 14 and supported by Piramal Art Foundation, Payal, and Anurag Khanna, Galleria Continua and Chatterjee & Lal. Collaborations Performance interventions in: Sofia by Ivo Ivan, Gorna Lipnitsa by Madhavi Gore and Jana Prepeluh, Budapest by Ivan Angelus and the Budapest Contemporary Dance Academy. Costume Design: Loise Braganza. Set Design: Aradhana Seth. Film: Sophie Winqvist. Song Writer: Gautam Sharma. Music: Ranjit Arapurkal. Driver: Stephen Frick. Documentation: Madhavi Gore. Project Assistant: Shaira Sequeira. Photo Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drawing a Line through Landscape, 2017, Performance, installation, video (50’), documenta 14, Costume design: Loise Braganza; on-site production: Stephen Frick and Madhavi Gore; set design: Aradhana Seth; film: Sophie Winqvist; on-site documentation: Madhavi Gore, Supported by Piramal Art Foundation and Payal and Anurag Khanna

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Drumsolo at the Mill, 2016, 20 hours performance-installation (Galleria Continua / Les Moulins), elements: rock drumset, woven carpet, platform, props, fabrics, accessories, paint brushes, wooden sticks, bottles, glass, buckets, paint, office carpet, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Floating Cities & Loaded Dice, 2016, 3 hour performance with Uriel Barthélémi, Gare du Nord (Paris), October 18th, charcoal on wood, 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Sound track on vinyl: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers duration 2X20 mins (Excerpt), Photo  Manon Harrois et Marc Domage

Nikhil Chopra

Space Oddity,2013, 18 hour performance-installation, elements: round antique table, antique arm chair, antique tea set, costumes (coat, shirt, waist coat, dress, socks, 2 pairs of shoes, gloves, jewelry), drawings, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Space Oddity,2013, 18 hour performance-installation, elements: round antique table, antique arm chair, antique tea set, costumes (coat, shirt, waist coat, dress, socks, 2 pairs of shoes, gloves, jewelry), drawings, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Space Oddity,2013, 18 hour performance-installation, elements: round antique table, antique arm chair, antique tea set, costumes (coat, shirt, waist coat, dress, socks, 2 pairs of shoes, gloves, jewelry), drawings, Photo Oak Taylor-Smith

Nikhil Chopra

Uriel Barthélémi & Nikhil Chopra 'Floating Cities & Loaded Dice', 2016, Performance installation after 3 hours performance at the Gare du Nord (Paris) in occasion of Parades in context of the Fiac, October 18th 2016. Charcoal on wood: 6 wooden panels, 220 x 122,5 cm each. Recorded music: drums, voice, bells, laptop, RSF Kobol & Ocs 2 synthesizers. Duration 30 mins (Excerpt). Courtesy GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Les Moulins / Habana. Produced by Fiac and Gare & connexions

Nikhil Chopra: using his physical body to portray different identities and personae

Nikhil Chopra’s artistic practice interweaves live art, drawing, photography, sculpture and installations. Chopra uses his physical body as a vehicle for portraying different identities and personae. This happens in a certain time and place that creates a context in which a transformation of the physical and the existential body occurs, telling a story and exercising narratives that tackle themes like the colonial past, gender, nationalism and community.Through this adoption of a scene, a context or a character Chopra opens up possibilities in which he can experience History, characters and situations first hand. He adopts characters that he doesn’t see as such, rather he sees them as an extension of the self and his personae.
The act of making a large scale landscape drawing as a backdrop becomes an essential tool to locate the body.Most recently Chopra has immersed himself in the landscape of his home in Goa. He has been spending time in his studio making drawings on paper in an attempt to study light while also making sense of how crucial locating the self is, especially in a world reeling from a pandemic.

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