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Neha Choksi (b. 1973, USA) received her BA in Greek and art from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1997, and an MA in classics from Columbia University, in 2000.

Choksi works in multiple media, across disciplines and at times collaboratively and in unconventional settings to explore how we seek, experience and acknowledge losses and transformations in material, temporal and psychological terms. Increasingly her work includes her own intellectual, cultural and social contexts. She works by setting up simple situations and memorable interventions in the lives of everything—from a stone to a plant, from animal to self, from friends to institutions—disrupting logic to open a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.

She has upcoming exhibitions at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (solo, 2018); University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach (solo, 2020).  Her work has been exhibited or performed at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (biennial, 2018); Dhaka Art Summit (solo, 2018; group 2016); Manchester Art Gallery (solo, 2017); LAMOA at Occidental College, Los Angeles (solo, 2017); 20th Sydney Biennale (commission, 2016); Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (solo, 2015); Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California (2013); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK (3-person, 2012); Asia Pacific Triennial, QAGOMA, Brisbane (2012); Shanghai Biennale (2012); Wanås Foundation and Kristianstads Konsthall, Sweden (2012); the Venice Architecture Biennale (2006); among others. She was awarded the India Today Best New Media Artist of the Year Award (2017) and the designation of Cultural Trailblazer by the City of Los Angeles DCA (2017/2018). She serves on the editorial board of the Los Angeles-based arts journal, X-TRA.
 

2020
University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach

2018
Elementary, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica
Every Kind of Sun, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh

2017
Faith in friction, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
Dismantling, LAMOA, Los Angeles
Liberty Matter, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles

2016
Stone Breath Mountain Dust, Project 88, Main section, Frieze London
Save the translation for later, Project 88, Mumbai

2015
Minds to Lose, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London

2013
Iceboat and Sky Fold, Project 88, Mumbai

2010
If nothing else, just a smile, Project 88, Mumbai
Recent Video Works, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles

2009
don’t hold it in breathe out, Project 88, Mumbai

2007
Who is in town anyway?, Project 88, Mumbai

2005
Gravity’s Playthings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles
Homeless Encounters, Carl Berg Gallery at Scope NY, New York

2002
Renouncing the World, Bir Dukkan: Sanat Mekanı, Istanbul
The American President Travels (East), Block Gallery, Sydney

2001
Floral Futures, The Fine Arts Company Gallery, Mumbai
 

2018
Delirium/Equilibrium, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi
measuring with a bent ruler, Actual Size, Los Angeles
Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2017
Between Nothingness and Infinity, Navel Gallery, Los Angeles
Floating World, Art Bahrain
On Monotony: Meditations in Video Art, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Ours is a City of Writers II, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA
Deliberated Time, Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts, Goa

2016
Back to the Land, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
8688, Project 88, Mumbai
Temporal Turn, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
The Missing One, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo
Into View, Queensland Art Gallery, QAGOMA, Brisbane
The Future is Already Here—It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney
A Global Perspective on Photography, Dubai Design District, Photo Dubai
The Story of the Missing One, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh
Mining Warm Data, Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh

2015
Seeing the Elephant, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
Summertimeshift, Summer Camp Project Project, Los Angeles
Earth Bound, Project 88, Mumbai

2014
Whorled Explorations, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India

Frestas, Sorocaba Triennale of Art, Centro de Criação Contemporânea, Sao Paolo, Brazil
6018, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles
Ipsum, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles

2013
Manifesto, Khoj Artist Association, Delhi
Audible Forces, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
Home Away, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Take Me Elsewhere, Vanity Projects, New York, NY
Touched, Project 88, Mumbai
Ghar Ghar Ki Baat/Tales from Two Homes, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne
No Less a Drawing, Project 88, Mumbai
Artists Film International: Neha Choksi, Kaia Hugin, Alix Pearlstein, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2012
Asia Pacific Triennale 7, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Energy Plus: Mumbai City, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai
The Secret Life of Plants, Exhibit 320, New Delhi
Illumination, The Prospectus, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
Group Video Show, IBID Projects, London
Baker’s Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, CA
Analog Digital 2012, Irvine Fine Arts Center, CA
Quarantania 2, Enclave Gallery, London
But a pitstop on a long journey, Wanås Foundation, Sweden
Quarantania, 3-person show, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

2011
In You is the Illusion of Each Day, Latitude 28, New Delhi
Nature as Image, The Loft, Mumbai

2010
Scratch!, Lalit Kala Academi, New Delhi
Group Exhibition, Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles

2009
Leaf Fall II, Project 88 at the Indian Art Summit, Delhi

2007
Summer Group Show, Carl Berg Projects, Amsterdam
Findings: Sao Paulo, Mumbai, Kunming, Carl Berg Projects, Amsterdam

2006
Works on Paper, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
Drawing from LA, Carl Berg Projects, Amsterdam
Major Drawings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles

2005
Paradise Lost, Goff and Rosenthal Gallery, New York

2004
Fantasticism, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles

2003
Hybrids, Glyndor House at Wave Hill, Bronx

1998
Essays in Time: Kinetic Sculptures, Jawaharlal Nehru Center Complex, Mumbai
 

2018
measuring with a bent ruler, Actual Size, Los Angeles, curated by Suzy Halajian, with Dylan Mira and Kandis Williams

2007
Reading ^ the lines, with Kapil Gupta, Niti Gourisaria, and Ashim Ahluwalia, Project 88, Mumbai
Who is in Town Anyway?, a performance installation with Jyoti Dogra, Rehaan Engineer, Arindam Ghatak, Niti Gourisaria, Faezeh Jalali, Karan Makhija, Pramod Prajapati and Anil Sahu, Project 88, Mumbai
That Time / Sun Sets for Sam, with Rehaan Engineer, Project 88, Mumbai

2006
Mumbai’s Land, with Kapil Gupta and Ashim Ahluwalia, commissioned by UDRI, Cities, 10th
Architecture Biennial, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Gravity’s Fool, Carl Berg Gallery in Cityscapes, Arco Fair, Madrid

2000
Rashtra/Nell Nation, with Nell & Vishal Rawlley, Byculla, Mumbai

1999
Nell Nation/Party Streamers, with Nell, Gallery 4A, Sydney