Lands, Waters, and Skies

September 12 thru 20, 2019

If you missed Chopra’s enrapturing performance at ACAW FIELD MEETING in Dubai this January, brace yourself for his remarkable new performance at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this fall!
Similar to a nomadic traveler, across 9 consecutive days, the Indian artist will move throughout the museum’s galleries through a series of dramatic character transformations while creating a monumental drawing. The performance interrogates how identities are formed and understood while also questioning the museum’s collections and organizational principles and logic.

Free with museum admission. Full schedule Here
This January during the ACAW FIELD MEETING, the artist clad in drag costume, silently made a stunning landscape drawing with 99 shades of red lipstick. To watch the full video of Chopra’s Rogue performance at Alserkal Avenue, please click on the play button on the image above.

Nikhil Chopra performs at ACAW Field Meeting Take 6: Thinking Collections in Dubai, Jan 25th. 2018

Nikhil Chopra performance at ACAW Field Meeting Take 6: Thinking Collections in Dubai, January 2019


Bio: Born in Calcutta and based in Goa, Nikhil Chopra is an Indian artist whose artistic practice ranges from live art, drawing, photography, sculpture and installations. His often improvised performances dwell on issues such as identity, the role of autobiography, the pose and self-portraiture, and the process of transformation. Chopra’s performances on the international art scene began in 2008, and Chopra has since participated in multiple international collaborations. In 2009, he participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale through Making Worlds and was apart of Marina Abramovic Presents at the Manchester International Festival. In this same year, his solo exhibition Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing IX opened at the New Museum in New York. Later, in 2014 and 2015 he performed at the Kochi Muziris Biennale, Bienal de la Habana and the 125th Sharjah Biennial. Chopra’s most recent exhibition Lands, Waters, and Skies opens on November 15, 2018 at Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, India.