Nikhil Chopra Mumbai, India
A performance artist based in Mumbai, India, Chopra creates performances that are a form of storytelling, intermingling family histories, personal narratives, and everyday life. His work draws on individual and collective cultural history to examine questions of identity, the role of autobiography, and the politics of posing and self-portraiture. Chopra's process of performing is a means to access, excavate, extract, and present these themes. His work is site specific. City lights, architecture, landscape, weather, the commotion and chaos of contemporary metropolitan life, evidence of mental and physical stress, and articulations of cultural collective histories and memories all come together in the gestalt that creates the performative space.